If you're jugging up ropes into trees, look for a static line. Trust me, jugging on a dynamic rope drains you pretty quickly.
Ropes are manufactured on a rolling basis, you'd have to check individual ropes to see when they were manufactured.
- They look awesome
- They don't fall off your head very easily
- They're pretty comfortable
- They're durable
- They're mega inexpensive
- They come in a wide variety of rad colors
- They kinda pinch behind your ears after several hours of consecutive wear
I've been wearing these shades for about eight years now. I've been through somewhere between ten and fifteen different colors/styles. One thing to keep in mind, different color variations have different lenses. I have a normalish (maybe smallish?) head (size 7.25 hat) and these fit great.
How much does this weigh?
Oops, figured it out. 1lb/453g if anyone else is wondering.
- Super soft
- Well cut
- Looks darn good
This is one of my favorite shirts. It's cut very well, nice and athletic yet with enough room to allow airflow. I'm 5'10" 145 lbs. and the Medium fits perfectly. You gotta love the goat.
The specs on Backcountry are correct
San Jose, CA
No resolers I know of carry the XS grip2, but if you're ok with XS edge you have a lot of options.
The Rubber Room in Bishop, Rock n' Resole in Colorado, and Tom in Berkeley all have the XS edge and are great. Positive Resoles in Colorado is the only place I know of that carries XS Grip, but not XS Grip2. They're likely your best bet.
I honestly can't feel TOO big of a difference between the XS grip and XS edge, but others I've talked to swear they can. I guess it's really personal preference. Good luck!
I'm not sure about ALL resole places, but the few I've checked out will just resole these as they would any other shoe; thus, you lose the "no edges" thing.
Unless you're trad climbing on some super technical or overhanging limestone, these aren't very well suited to trad. They're fairly horrible for cracks, and no where near comfortable enough for all day sends on long routes.
If you're looking for a shoe that's great for both trad and hard bouldering, I would check out the Muiras or the Anasazis.
These shoes are awesome for just about every type of climbing. Yes, they aren't ultra aggressive, but they're surprisingly technical for a shoe so comfortable (and cheap!).
The site lists the rubber as Vibram XS Grip, but the Nagos have the XS Edge. The XS Edge rubber is a little less sensitive and sticky, but more durable. Thus, these are great for beginner/intermediate climbers, or anyone looking to get some good mileage out of a pair of shoes (5mm of rubber is a lot to burn through).
These are maybe the best bang for your buck when it comes to beginner shoes (aside form the lace up version). They're durable, comfy, and surprisingly not incredibly insensitive. Even through the 5mm of FriXion RS you can still feel a little, which is really important when trying to improve your footwork.
- Extremely comfortable
- Fit a wide foot well
- Don't smell (too) bad
- Edge well
- Decent for tow hooking
- Easy on/off
- VERY durable
- Nice and sticky
- Not great for heel hooking
I picked up a pair of these several months ago to use as a warm up/comfy shoe, and I'm blown away. They're similar to the anasazis, but more comfortable/less aggressive, with a different heel. I'd buy them again.
Hope this helps
They're in stock now if you're still waiting :P
Awesome, I guess I should have expected as much haha.