kru63

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kru63 wrote a review of on August 26, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are nice and light and handle extremely well. Thicker gloves were surprisingly not very awkward (to me anyways) with the short, single wire gate. They also have a higher than most open gate strength rating. The shape is different than anything I have used before and they have quickly become my favorite carabiner.

However, they are not cheap. At almost $12/biner, there are options that are half as cheap and better than half as good. If you have the money, I highly recommend these if you want/can afford these, however, I'm not sure they are worth their $12 price tag.

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kru63 wrote a review of on August 26, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had been racking gear on a 2ft sling of webbing since I started climbing. I generally don't like racking on my harness unless I'm trying to lead something at my limit and know exactly which pieces of pro I'll need on which side of my harness. I finally broke down and decided to give this a go.

I have no idea how I went so long without it. It keeps things much more nicely organized, but the biggest advantage is all your gear doesn't swing in front or behind you like racking on a piece of webbing or sling without the additional strap. I find the farthest back loop to be a bit useless as it is too far behind my back to comfortably reach gear when I need it, but it still is far and away better than any other sling without gear loops.

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kru63 wrote a review of on August 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is my go to jacket (in combination with a light synthetic sweater) for anything alpine summer-fall. Nice and light, packs up well enough, and is quite durable. It has held up on numerous alpine rock climbs this summer. It is very wind and waterproof, however, it is inherently not as breathable or durable against sharp, pointy objects as a thicker softshell. It's a tradeoff, but one that I am willing to make for the wind resistance and packability of a hardshell for alpine climbing.

The fit is pretty true to size, roomier than arcteryx, similiar to patagonia and OR, but slimmer in the stomach than patagonia. Works very well with a thin-ish layer underneath.

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