DMNwrote a question about Edelrid Swift Pro Dry Climbing Rope - 8.9mm on September 30, 2015
How well does the Reverso 4 work with this?
How well does the Reverso 4 work with this?
I'm stepping into the realm of Hexes, trying to reduce my dependency on cams (and weight). So far it's been pretty good, I can still place a cam much faster than these things but there's a learning curve to everything. I do feel more positive about these with the webbing vs cables (I used to own the BD version). They work very well in horizontal placements! Pulling the sling through can be a bit of a pain, even if your pulling on the joint end, but I think this is still superior to cables.
Overall I'm happy with them and I'll keep using them, when I do find a place for these on the wall, they feel absolutely bomber!!
So far I only use numbers 1&2, they do take up a bit of space on the rack, I can only imagine the larger sizes are even more bulky.
These have been my go to glasses for the past 8 months. I use them everyday from running, to biking and climbing. I think I have a bigger noggin and these have been very comfortable, I've never had them fog up and have a nice balanced amount of light/shade.
I just got my first set of Wallnuts today. I've climbed using BD nuts for long time and after reading tons of stellar reviews for these I wanted to see what the difference is. Being day 1 I haven't had a chance to use them yet but when I do I'll try to update this review. But here is a desktop comparison:
My Standard rack of BD nuts comes with 13 nuts, these Wallnuts come in a set of 11. Essentially, BD's 1, 2, and 3 are all smaller than the Wallnut 1. On the other end the BD 13 is slightly smaller than the Wallnut 11.
This was some what disappointing. I was hoping the Wallnuts would come in lighter than the BD's, (better materials, less nuts should save some weight right?) Well, the full set of BD's come in at 14.6 oz while the full set of Wallnuts weigh in at 15 oz. So slightly more weight, less nuts.
However, after reading how easy they are to place with that unique geometry I'm exciting to give these nuts a try. (For some reason this discussion always cracks me up...)
I've worn these for about 2 months now and I love these things.
I'm a runner and having a comfy pair of summer filps to change into is an absolute must. I find so many flips to be flat which aggravate my feet running injuries (plantar fasciitis in particular) that gets worse if I have a bad pair of flips, but these are so good at overall foot support I've had no issues with the dreaded foot pain.
The anti odor treatment doesn't last, but I've never had a flip didn't get a funky smell, but they clean up easy in the shower with regular soap.
Tried these on yesterday. One of the worst feeling flips I've ever tried. They did have some arch support, but other than that they felt totally flat and heavy, like slipping into an old tire.
My SOLE flips are much lighter and about a zillion times more comfy.
I'll give it 2 stars because it does have a hump in the middle for supposed arch support but that is all.
I've had BD harness for many years and have always loved them. It's time to replace my current harness and caught this on S&C, I'm a 32 in waist and 24 in legs. I picked medium thinking I would fit the waist fine with the legs being slightly on the tighter side, but that's what I wanted, I hate leg loops that dangle.
After trying it on though the sizing is very literal. The leg loops barely fit, but the worse part was trying to squeeze my hips through (felt like a woman trying to get into skinny jeans 2 sizes 2 small) once over my hips the belt cinched up more than half-way, so the waist fit fine once it was on.
Seems like a very good quality harness otherwise, I"m really bummed but I'll have to send it back as this will be too much work to get in and out of.
I might mention i'm 5'11" 175 lbs, and am relatively fit (run 6 miles 4-5 time/week)
The knife does have a good feel to it, however, it opens fairly slowly. Requires 2 motions to open, thumb movement, and a wrist flick, but that doesn't even always do it.
A one handed knife that is difficult to open is unacceptable. Also the hinge point did not seem to move smoothly. I'd pass on this one.
I've been running in the orginal Road Glove for about 6 months now and have really enjoyed that shoe. So when the Road Glove 2 came up on SteepandCheap I ordered a pair. I fit the orginal Road Glove in a 10.0 US just perfect. So I ordered a 10.0 in this shoe. It arrived today, put it on and it's way too big.
Seems really weird that 2 shoes only seperated by a version number would fit so differently. I would guess that the orginal Road Glove fit large, just because I'm normally a 9.5.
Ordered these off S&C. I only got to try them on. I instantly found out that this shoe is ONLY designed for people whose second toe is shorter than their big toe. I have the opposite, (big toe is shorter - called Morton's Toe). I usually fit most shoes just fine, but this was the worst fitting shoe I've ever put on.
Aside from the toe issue, I noticed a bulbous feel under the ball of the foot. I wasn't sure if I like that or not. Definitely a different feel from my Merrill Road Runners (another bare foot shoe). It looks cool and has a very interesting tread pattern and materials.
I wish I could have kept the shoe and gave it a complete review but this much I can say is if you have a Morton's toe, do not waste your time.
Tried this knife on S&C. Its adverstised as a sleek, easy opening knife.
It's only easy opening is half way, after that it still requries 2 hands. So what's the point to a cool start if it can't finish?
Promptly returned it.
Is this light helmet compatible? From the pictures it looks like it may be.
I'll add my 2 cents that this jacket fits very odd. I'm 5'11" - 175 lbs 34in waist, active and exercise regularly. In Patagonia jackets I fit winter jackets with room to layer with a medium. The medium in the Snowtastic was so tight I couldn't bring my shoulders in. Length wise in the arms and torso where ok but was snug pretty much from my chest down. I haven't tried a large but will shortly.
I just received this Jacket from S&C. After dealing with the frustrating size issue with the MH Snowtastic Jacket I ordered a Med and a Large. I am 5'11 - 175lbs, 34in waist, fairly fit and exercise regularly. With Patagonia products I am a Medium in their winter jackets and a Large with their Spring/Summer jackets and fit me perfect with room enough to layer.
The medium in the Victorio jacket fit me much better than the Snowtastic, but was still a little snug around the shoulders and in the chest, and oddly right around the hip bone area was tight. Around the gut fit me fine. I tried to layer it with a Patagonia Hi loft down sweater and it was super tight. The large fit much better with layering but seemed a little too roomy in the gut area, otherwise, chest, arms and torso length was good. A size in-between Med and Large would probably be perfect for me...
I haven't had a chance to field test it yet. I'm banking on other reviews of the DryQ tech and hoping it meets the hype.
One last thing that was super disappointing was there are no hand pockets! Obviously this is just personal preference but I always use hand pockets to take the bite out of a bit of weather when I'm hiking and have no gloves. Granted you can store some GU or other goodies in the chest pockets but personally I'd rather have the hand pockets. I'm tempted to take a star off for that... but so far that's my only major gripe.