Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of Edelrid Swift Protect Pro 8.9mm Dry Rope on June 15, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This cord is amazing.
Skinny, yet durable. The aramid weave in the sheath adds a lot of protection and makes this rope roughly as durable as any 9.8mm, but without the weight.
Packs down to roughly the same size as a 50m, 9.8mm cord - and is especially light feeling on route.
The handling is super nice, soft, and with a great hand feel. The aramid gives the rope a really nice look and feel.
Took it out into Little Cottonwood for some pitches and put it to full use with a wandering pitch of roofs where the rope had to run and rub across the edges. Held up like a champ.
At first look, you may do what i did, and go "Woah, this thing is skinny" - but after a few pitches on the rock, I am sold. My partner and I both took a few small falls and didn't notice the difference in elongation and felt like the rope provided soft catches regardless.
I will update this review the more that I climb on it - especially if I take it into the alpine. More to come!