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jerlwewrote a review of on November 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had recently crashed on my new 29er which resulted in a broken helmet, so I was in the market for something new. The possibilities seemed endless in the search for the perfect new helmet and my only desire was to find a more mountain biking specific helmet. There were plenty of options for helmets that offered more protection for the back of your head, but then my friend mentioned the super 2r.
I felt that a full face helmet would be unnecessary at first and almost disregarded his suggestion. I mean, how many times have a smashed my face into the ground? Very few, but the possibility of that scenario unfolding before my eyes made me think about how lucky I have been thus far. After thinking overmy options for a few minutes, the choice seemed obvious. This is by no means a fully rated full-face helmet, but its removable chin bar is absolutely fantastic. I ride much more confidently after slapping on the chin bar and have found it very easy to attach while wearing the helmet.
My biggest concern was my glasses fogging up and others mentioning that this helmet was a bit warmer than most. I have not found it to change the way my glasses fog up whatsoever.

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jerlwewrote a review of on November 22, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've taken this helmet to Smith, RR, Jtree, Leavenworth, Squamish and Index, where it has done an acceptable job throughout. It breathes well, looks nice and will protect your noggin. My only problem with this climbing helmet(and all climbing helmets for that matter) is how much bigger it makes your head. I think my next helmet will be a foam style helmet.

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jerlwewrote a review of on April 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the price, these draws cannot be beat. I have bought quite a few of them and thing they are a great, basic draw. They are not the lightest, compact, or most attractive draws out there, but they are color coded, easy to use, and very solid. The orange/silver color coating is a nice feature as well. I've even ordered these draws just for their dogbones(to replace worn-out ones) and used the new biners to make more alpine draws.

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jerlwewrote a review of on April 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I usually take one of these with me when I'm going on a fairly steep hike and enjoy the added stability while descending. The poles are light, quick to collapse/extend, and comfortable on the hands. The probe is quite sharp, which helps keep it from sliding out when on hard surfaces. Also makes a great baton!

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jerlwewrote a review of on August 3, 2011

1 5

I found the picture quality of this camera to be sub par to many other less expensive, and often lower megapixel digital cameras. On a tripod the pictures are decent but still not what I expected. I found this to be a cheap camera in a tough case. The interval video and photo feature's were the best part of the camera, and those I will miss. I have many pictures taken with this by myself as well as others from various trips and the most of pictures look like garbage.

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jerlwewrote a review of on July 26, 2010

3 5

It worked alright but I didn't feel like it would do the job. My rope is a 10.2 that did feed very well and would slip through the device(we let go to test it's autolocking feature) with heavier climbers(190+). Other ropes that would lock up were hard to pull through the device. It did lock the rope better than an atc though. I prefer either standard atc or grigri.

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jerlwewrote a review of on June 4, 2010

4 5

I had some ideas about how this little thing would work and at first I was a bit let down with it. I just opted to use my friends grigri or even a normal atc just because I was more comfortable with those items. It turns out after a little practice this thing works great, I now use it over the other belay tools because it works so well. Give it some time and you just might like it.

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