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Internetz Cat Climbz

Internetz Cat Climbz

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Internetz Cat Climbz

Internetz Cat Climbzwrote a review of on June 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This harness is by far the most comfortable one I have ever hung in.

However, if you're a guy, this one might give ya some pain in the downstairs position while belaying (wouldn't wanna catch a fall in this!) The leg loops remain wide all the way through underneath the area between the legs, instead of thinning out like on other harnesses. This wide material gets yanked up right up in the last place any guy wants to feel pain while locked into a partner.
(It's not just me- another reviewer on REI also had this, and I know a guy with it who said the same.)

If you're not gonna belay with it though, this thing is really nice to climb in.

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Internetz Cat Climbzwrote a review of on June 28, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Not comfy with just a shirt haha; the padding was rock-solid on the one I received, especially compared to the Momentum harness from the same brand. Maybe it get's softer with use? Maybe mine was just defective? Or perhaps it's supposed to be worn over heavy clothing, being an ice-climbing harness (the "all season" labeling may have been unsuitable)

It wouldn;t

Either way, I didn't use it and Backcountry was great about returning it. :)

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Internetz Cat Climbzwrote a review of on June 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used almost every modern belay device except for figure-8s.
Out of all of these, this is BY FAR the smoothest and easiest for feeding out rope when belaying someone on lead!

The other two break-assist devices I've used are the Petzl Gri-Gri and Trango Cinch. This one is a lot more affordable and simple. The only thing to get used to is the lowering , but the other two more expensive devices also have this so there's not much difference in what you have to learn.

Here's Mammut's video that shows how to use the Smart:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A684wbremic

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Internetz Cat Climbzwrote a review of on May 20, 2013

Great price, but not the best
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nice locking biner for anchoring slings and cordlette (what I use it for). However, I wouldn't recommend running a rope though it...

The lettering is not printed on like it is shown in the image. On the real thing it's extruded, and although small, the edges on the lettering are kind of sharp and like to snag on rope and fabric. Would be okay if just on the major side, but it's also right next to the rope corner. Nothing really to worry about, unless you're running a rope though it.
I'm not going to return mine over this since it can be used other ways, but it has snagged before and made a slight ripping sound that scared me a couple of times!

BTW, the Major Axis on the biner actually says 25 kN, not 23 kN like it says here. No biggie but might wanna correct that lol.

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Internetz Cat Climbzwrote a review of on August 10, 2012

Good enough for beginner
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If this is your first pair of climbing shoes, it would probably be best to stick with your street shoe size. They should be tight and snug, but not painfully.

These ones are okay for general climbing, but the edges are pretty rounded and they have this irritating stitching along the heel that leave blisters. I even tried them with a thin pair of socks and they still did that.

(Edit: I've since moved on to over more advanced shoes since starting out, and they have not given me the heel blister problem due to hard stiching)

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