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YeahBro.wrote a review of on December 12, 2006

3 5

I get the same impression from this device that I get from most Trango climbing equipment - a really good idea that almost worked. The Cinch has some big advantages over the Grigri, namely its weight, size, and increased rope diameter range. But the rope handling just doesn't hold a candle to the Grigri. It's easy to bind the thing up when feeding out rope, and once it's locked, it's pretty tough to get it feeding again. Especially when your partner is frantically tugging for slack. The shorter lever arm gives less mechanical advantage, which makes rapping with it jerky. But if you're a skinny rope user, this thing is approved down to 9mm, so that's a big advantage over the Grigri.

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YeahBro.wrote a review of on December 12, 2006

5 5

Not too much exciting going on here. Medium range, average weight, and no special features make these cams a little underwhelming. In my book, you're not doing yourself a favor by saving a few bucks on gear when the truely good stuff is just a few dollars more. Go get a double set of Black Diamond C4's, and grab a couple Trango Flexcams to fill in the gaps in your desert rack.

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YeahBro.wrote a review of on June 19, 2006

5 5

I bought this bag to use as a sub-bag on a wall. It worked great for that, we put the day's food, water, and extra clothes in this thing, and that way we never had to get into the big pig except at bivys. It's great not having to dig to the bottom of a giant bag just to find a water bottle.

After I got home, this bag became my main cragging pack. It's the perfect size for a rope or rack and all your personal gear, plus it's waterproof, and tough as hell. It can also double as a rope bucket in a pinch. I definitely recommend it.

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YeahBro.wrote a review of on May 23, 2006

5 5

If you need a trad shoe, your search is over. These are comfortable - I have a narrow foot and they fit me like a glove. Not too tight, just a perfect fit. The Stealth Onyx rubber is simply the best on the market. The rubber wraps all the way around the top of the toe, so if you're blowing out the laces in your Mythos from toe jamming, this is your next shoe.

My only complaint is that the sizing is funky. I wear about a size 8.5-9 in other Five Ten shoes, but a size 7.5 is perfect in these. Weird.

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YeahBro.wrote a review of on April 17, 2006

5 5

These are now my reach-for piece any time it gets thin. Nothing inspires more confidence than a Black Diamond cam, and the C3's follow the tradition. We'll see if they hold up in the long-run. But because the springs are usually the most delicate part of any cam, I'm betting their placement below the trigger will keep them out of harm's way. My only question is: why didn't they go one size bigger? That way I could stop carrying aliens all together.

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YeahBro.wrote a review of on June 3, 2005

4 5

The biggest factor for me is light weight and compressibility. I love the fact that I can fit this thing in my camelbak and barely notice it's there. I’ve weathered a few pretty nasty storms in this jacket, and have always stayed dry. The breathabillity could be a little better, but all in all I think this is a great jacket for a good price.

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YeahBro.wrote a review of on June 3, 2005

4 5

If you're looking for lightweight, sturdy cookwear, this pot is a great choice. It cleans up easy, and a lot of the smaller stoves fit perfectly inside it. The lid fits well and doubles as a pan. The stuff sack mine came with wasn't tight enough to stop the thing from making noise in my backpack, so I'd recommend securing the whole thing with a jumbo rubber band. Also, the handle can get really hot if you're not careful with the stove flame, so watch yourself. If you don't mind the price, titanium is where it's at.

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