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Patrick Newill

Patrick Newill wrote a review of on October 12, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After almost a full year with my muiras I can honestly say that I don't believe there is a better climbing shoe in the world. The rubber is perfect. After 7 months of use I had to send them in for resole. I thought that was pretty impressive though considering the amount of time I spend climbing. . .( at least 4 days a week, 1/2 of the time at the gym). After resole they are like new again and I couldn't be more thrilled.

After I got the muiras I was so impressed I got the Muira VS and the Katanas. All three are great shoes but the muira is by far my favorite. I climb a ton of friction routes and slab routes and this is my go to shoe for those climbs as well as face climbs. And it's a great shoe for overhung routes too even though since acquiring the Muira VS I've switched to those for the most overhung routes. As for sizing I sized two full sizes down. The fit is really tight but they are comfortable and they feel like they were made for my feet. I would recommend sizing 2 and a half sizes down for most people though because I have very wide feet. Just deal with the pain for a month or so and you will have the best shoe you've ever slid your foot into.

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Patrick Newill

Patrick Newill wrote a review of on September 18, 2011

5 5

I got this harness and I've used it a few times outdoors now and a bunch indoors. It's really comfortable and comfortable where it really counts too.

Only slight problem is the sizing. I'm 6 ft 4, 190 lbs with a 33 inch waist and size 2 is too big... I have the leg loops all the way tightened and they're still a little too loose (And I have pretty bulky legs). I have the harness tightened around my waist all the way too which makes it fit just about perfectly but I wish I had more to tighten if I happen to lose a few more lbs for whatever reason. It'll make a great ice climbing harness though!

So just make sure you buy the right size!

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