EPoorierwrote a question about PNW Components Rainier 27.2 Dropper Seatpost - Internal Routing on July 28, 2018
does this come with the dropper switch?
does this come with the dropper switch?
I've had these for about a year now and have been really happy with them. Nice and sensitive on the way up and plenty of heel cushion on the way down. I have also been using them as my approach shoes for long days in the Alpine and don't see myself going back to approach shoes. The outsole is plenty sticky for scrambling up to the base of route and the cushion on the way out is always appreciated. I did order 1/2 Larger than my normal running shoe and they fit perfect.
I absolutely love these sport draws. They are easier to clip than my previous sport draws and the fat dog bone is very useful when projecting/pushing your limit. The gate action is incredibly smooth and they are a breeze to clean off of overhanging routes thanks to the key lock nose on both sides of the draw. While I haven't measured them the gate opening seems really big which also helps with clipping/unclipping.
Place really nicely in a variety of features. I have found them especially useful in places like Eldorado Canyon. Added bonus, the set is noticeably lighter than my previous set of offsets.
I have been climbing on these for a number of years now and have been nothing but impressed. They are noticeably lighter compared to other cams of the same size and I have found them to walk less which provides nice piece of mind when you body is wedged in a crack.
Love these...I have them racked on my alpine draws and cams. The gate action is great and easy to use even with gloves on. My seconds have, on multiple routes, thanked me for replacing my nano carabiners with these on my alpine draws as the bigger gate opening makes unclipping the rope much easier. Yes they weigh a bit more in comparison to nano carabiners but they are stronger and easier to use. Next up is replacing my sport draw carabiners with these. Love them!
I have these mounted on a pair of 182 Dynafit Hokkaidos set up to ski with my Vulcans and I absolutely love the set up. The heel retention has not been an issue and there is a noticeable weight savings over the original radicals that I had been skiing. Broke in this set up on a 3-day hut trip with a pretty long approach. No complaints!
Super smooth while taking in slack in "guide mode" compared to other "guide" style devices I have used and the added durability of steel on rope bearing surfaces was a big plus for me. Couldn't be happier with it.
I'll be honest I never thought I would be wearing a helmet Sport Climbing but since I have started climbing in the Wall Rider I can't think of a reason not to. It is low profile, light weight, and very breathable. I have found myself on numerous occasions forgetting that I am even wearing it. I've used it Trad climbing, Alpine Climbing, and yes even sport craggin. Love it.
I have been using the Foraker for the past couple of seasons as a layer piece for Alpine Missions and Resort skiing. I love the warmth to weight ratio and the longer arms make it a great climbing piece. Low bulk under a shell keeps me from looking like a marshmallow with is always a plus.
Love these things! Super clean and well finished. Nothing for carabiners to get caught on like other Dyneema slings from BD or Metolious.
Love these pants. The C-Knit Backer has a great feel and the legs vents are amazing when walking uphill. Used in the BC and at the resort all last season and still have multiple seasons ahead of them.
This thing in warm. The warmth to weight ratio is amazing and I love the two big mesh pockets in the inside for keeping things warm during winter camping missions. Have used it for winter ski camp trips, cragging, and cold days around town. The light weight face fabric has held up well to my abuse as well.
Bought this in a 70m and have used it on Alpine Climbs and longer Trad climbs in Eldorado Canyon. Has a great feel and still looks new after a full season of use. Great buy!
This is my personal beacon and back-up beacon that I keep in my car when a friend forgets there own beacon. Super intuitive to use and a great marking feature helps take the stress out of a multiple burial incident. Long range and easy to follow screen prompts.
Been using these pants this year for ski touring and skiing at the resort and really like them. They have a loose fit which is nice since they are hardshell so they don't inhibit any of my strides when touring. The 3/4 (no mess) side vents are also crucial and a really nice feature. Been really impressed with their durability given their weight.
I have been using this jacket for a little over a year and love it. I have used it skiing/climbing/around town and have yet to be disappointed. It is the perfect combination of weight and warmth. Packs down small in my pack so I never leave home with out it. I wear it in a large since I wanted to be able to fit it over all of my other layers. If I was using it as a mid layer I would get the medium.
I have put this system into a number of pack and find it to be very intuitive. I like that it is easy to install since I have a few RAS compatible packs but only one airbag system and just swap it back and forth depending on what size pack I need for my trip. Great way to save some $$.
I used the 30l version as a touring pack last year and really liked it. The snow safety pocket for your avy safety gear keep everything organized for easy access when needed. I also like the helmet holder was really useful for touring when you don't typically want to wear your helmet while skinning up and you don't have to have it loosely hanging off the back of the pack. Great pack! As a skier I was able to strap crampons onto the pack using the snowboard carrying straps.
What I like about this pack is that it can be used as an Avalanche Airbag Pack or you can use it with out the Airbag for a super light spring/summer skiing/climbing pack. With a full canister it is roughly 5.6lbs making it nice and light for touring as well.