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Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses

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Upshot Belay Glasses

The Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses let you watch your climber without looking up the whole time. And the main upshot, you no longer have neck strain on belay. Their prism lenses have a sharper angle than other belay glasses to help you keep a keen eye on climbers when they're high up. The temples have a sporty style, and the nose pads are compatible with glasses and sunglasses. Metolius included a lanyard, hard case, and cloth to clean the lenses.
  • Belay glasses have a higher angle for viewing higher up the wall
  • Sport style temples and glasses-compatible nose pads
  • Includes lanyard, hard case, and lens cloth
  • Item #MET006A

[frame] plastic
Nose/Temple Pads
low profile
Eyeglass Compatible
Case Included

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>Rating: 5

You Need These

I've used it several times

We have all had those nights camping where you stuff a bunch of random clothing into a stuff sack to use as a pillow, and you wake up unable to move your neck. That's why pillows were invented!! We climbers all also know the pain of staring straight up a cliff to keep an eye on your partner all day. That's why Metolius Upshot Belay glasses were invented!! But seriously, I don't go climbing without these anymore. They make belaying so so much more enjoyable. Plus, my buddy Matt said in his review below that they make him feel like a submarine captain using a periscope. For me, I like to think I'm a brachiosaurus able to peer over the tallest cliffs and trees in the forest!

>Rating: 5

why oh why did i wait so long?

I've used it several times

Should have picked up a pair of belay glasses the first day I ever saw them a few years back. My neck will never forgive me for not doing so. These are great at the gym when you and your partner are putting in lap after lap, and great at the sport crag, too. I haven't used them for multi-pitch, yet, but I imagine they would be OK for it. The fit on my face is excellent and feels very secure (plus they come with a retaining strap). I like this model a lot because I can wear both my sunglasses and these, and both stay on my nose just fine. The sight picture is very crisp and clear on these! Very minor con: you look rather silly (but more and more people are using them, so you won't be alone). Very awesome bonus: kind of makes me feel like a submarine captain using a periscope. Imagination satisfied.

>Rating: 5

No belayers neck crank!

I've used it several times

Every time I went to order these they were sold out! I finally got some and now I know why, these are great! They are comfortable and the lenses are very clear. They don’t make me motion sick like some others I have tried. My neck is not pissed after I belay once or twice anymore, definitely recommend!