Sean

Sean

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Sean wrote a review of on March 4, 2012

5 5

Fastest search time on the market in tests, longer range than the BCA Tracker 2. Had the 2007 for several years and I outperform my buddies in practice searches.

Don't take my word for it, see the 33 reviews on the 2007 model at the bottom of this page.

Shocked to see this one didn't have reviews

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Sean

Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

2 5

(1) suspension sucks: my hips got super bruised by these and I've spent 100s of days backpacking. the suspension is really pretty poor, i don't really know why but it didn't work. I have the Muira for climbing and love that pack.
(2) outside pockets suck: the pockets are part of the total structure so when you pack the main pocket tight the outside pockets are really difficult to get stuff in and out of
(3) no water bottle pockets: there is no easy access pocket on the side for hat, water bottle, anything. i use a hat to temp control and there is absolutely no way to store it with this pack

super strong construction, legitimately waterproof, high quality.

I wanted to fall in love - but no dice

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Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

1 5

I weight 175 lbs and if I have a 110 lbs girl belaying me this thing locks up like hell. then she pries open that lever and the rope comes shooting out - it is dangerous and for my poor belayer hard on her hands.

This is a lighter weight and far less functional gri-gri 2. Just buy the new grigri!

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Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

4 5

It sucks, but the original gri-gri just doesn't work well with 9mm ropes and that is what most people use. I climb with random folks and never want someone belaying me on a 9.8mm rope with an old gri-gri. If i have a partner who I know and trust then the old gri-gri still seems to function on smaller ropes.

I wasn't happy to buy this and basically throw away a perfectly good gri-gri 1, but oh well.

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Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

5 5

love these for indian creek - you just can't know what piece you will need up high so this is it. I love these because i can take what i think i will need and then just clip in a yellow and green link cam and know i'm pretty well covered if i run out of a size

also great for anchors on multipitch. heavy, but well worth it. it is the last piece of gear i place on every trad route

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Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

3 5

I've struggled with this shoe because my toes need to get flat to go in a crack. when new, they are a tight fit for even a green camalot crack.

Still - the rubber all around is awesome for crack climbing - I bought these for indian creek and they are a much better long term solution than mocasyms which destroy your feet in a few days because there isn't much padding.

still, i use my mocs on anythings small and these for #2 camalot and larger cracks - i think once fully broken in might fit a red camalot fine

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Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

5 5

Awesome ability to zip down the sides and have your gear spread out - I shockingly use the gear loops and love them. camel back is way too tight, hard to fit more than 2 liters. very good suspension and fit - and adjustable. the rope can go on top or on the back because those loops move back and forth

love the large brain and front pocket. has to be the best cragging pack on the market - i've searched like crazy before buying this one.

holds a triple crag rack + lunch + 2L water + rope + jacket and doesn't hurt to carry. also works fine for sport climbing

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Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

2 5

The old patagonia wool was awesome - thin, soft, flexible - though not durable

This is durable. Sizing is super tight for patagonia. I always wear a medium and this one was quite snug and I'm 6ft 175lbs - a relatively thin guy. lost a lot of the flex and not nearly as soft.

hopefully the old wool comes back!

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Sean wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

4 5

I really like crankbrothers having ridden spds for years. less accidental unclipping and once you get used to it easy entry/exit

has a ton of float - side to side - so different from unclipping an spd because if you just turn your foot you stay clipped in. I like this balance of weight/price. i have the lower end one on my road bike and don't notice a performance difference though the weight is certainly different

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