I've always thought patagonia's sizes were a bit larger than other brands, but this shirt is WAAAY big. Definitely size down.
Other than that, awesome shirt. Feels really soft.
Works fine, durable, the zipper makes it easier to stack a rope while hanging. Nothing fancy, don't love it but it gets the job done.
Fits 11mm x60m only if the rope is really supple. I have some static 11mm with a pretty stiff hand that won't fit.
These things feel like they will last forever. Nice smooth action as well.
Seriously good deal, especially if you can get them on sale.
Got these primarily for rope soloing and as loaners for a second and I love them. Sooo much better than prusiks of course!
I really like how the teeth are hard to disengage unless you purposefully pull down and out. Makes it much harder to accidentally disengage.
Also, this is totally subjective, but these seem to tear up rope a little less quickly than the BD ascenders.
Picked this up one year ago and never looked back. This thing is sick. By far the most comfortable harness I've ever worn in terms of all-day comfort, and then it folds up to half the size of other harnesses. Also, a smaller detail, but the gear loops feel much easier to clip than either BD or Petzl.
Leg loops might be a little tight for those with bigger thighs, but overall sizing actually felt large. I'm usually a medium, and I fit into a small cinched as tight as it can go.