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Ethanwrote a review of on July 31, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This headlamp is perfect for the night life up the mountains. It did take me about half and hour to figure out all the different button combinations for the different lights, and I sometimes forget which ones are which while climbing, but I do love the White, Blue, Red, and Green Lights on it. Plus the dimmer/brightener on the light is a nice addition as well. I am not sure how this compares to other headlamps as this is my first one, but once you master the button combinations your are all set for any amount of darkness.

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Ethanwrote a review of on July 31, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 165 lbs

I need a rainjacket that doesnt feel like a plastic garbage bag. This is absolutley perfect! # layers of gortex means that no amount of wind or rain is going to penetrate it, (When I got it I had my brother turn the hose on and spray me with it, completely dry.) Plus I love the fuzzy lining on the inside of it, it does not feel like a plastic covering, I can wear it just over a t shirt and it gets the job done. Yes this is a heavier jacket because of all those layers and as a result it won't pack down very well. But when this thing is out in the open, it is a fantastic shield.

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Ethanwrote a review of on July 31, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Perfect hoodie for when the temp drops just ever so slightly while at the crag. I find I get my best sends on windy routes with this hoodie just because it gives coverage on the route. IT also works great as a layering piece under a down or insulated jacket. That's my go to combo when climbing outside if I know its going to be below 60 F. And its stylish just as a casual jacket.

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Ethanwrote a review of on July 16, 2019

5 5

I was under the impression that Petzel makes the best harnesses, but it wasn't until I tried this one that I realized what that meant. These things are comfy. The padding is nice and fairly thick on the waist and thighs, there are no parts of the harness where the material felt thin or any part of the connecting material felt loose. I felt very secure in this. Also, Loved the double tightening buckle on the waist to the left and right of the belay loop. It made, again, for a very secure fit.

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Ethanwrote a review of on May 25, 2019

5 5

My brother bought the petzel quick draws and I was jealous, and they happened to be out of stock, however these black diamond ones were the next in line and I researched these a bit. I ended up buying them because they have a lit design, but these things are strong, I love how thick the dogbone is and the bent gate. I would highly recommend these.

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Ethanwrote a review of on May 24, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I wear size 10.5 street shoe and went with the size 10 in these and they fit well, however they had a little bit of dead space in the heels that I wasnt able to get rid of in switching sizes. I'm sure it takes time to break them in but they felt very stiff and walking around in them sure made my feet ache. Absolute monsters at edging, but I could only wear them for a good 3 minutes until I had to take them off. Work the shoe, don't let it work you!

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Ethanwrote a review of on March 30, 2019

5 5

Ive been climbing since December and ran the black diamond momentum lace ups (which are a fantastic introduction shoe), however they were heavily used and weren't holding up so I looked for another pair. I wanted something that would be comfortable all day, yet have a moderate downturn and allow the rubber to stick. These hit it spot on, they use Vibram XS rubber like current La sportiva models, they have a moderate downturn so edging on this is an absolute monster (awesome) and I can wear them for 3 hours with only moderate discomfort in the arch. Sizing. I bounce between 10.5-11.0 street shoe (vans) I got the momentum lace ups in 45 and they were just a tad big, I got these in a 44 and they are perfect, a few blisters on the top of the toe but I can stand on hair-width thin edges. These are a fantastic shoe.

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Ethanwrote a review of on March 20, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have neutral Black Diamond lace ups and I wanted to see what an aggressive shoe would be like, fortunately we had these in the closet. Im an 11 street shoe and I got 11 so there was a little bit of wiggle room in the heel. I should have gone down to a 10 1/2. These shoes are for the intense climber, I had to remove them after every boulder problem to stretch a little so I love the velcro strap for that. They are good for overhangs and really getting a solid grip on a teeny edge. Definetly would have these for a super overhang or tiny hold problem.

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Ethanwrote a review of on March 4, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My brother and I bounded down to Moab for 3 days to go hiking and, of course, bouldering. There was one crash pad avaliable and it was like 2 inches thick. Then the next day, this Petzel crash pad was returned. THe backpack straps make it nice to carry around and I like how it zips shut, and zips out to lock it in place. This is a thick pad, the fall from 10+ feet felt fine each time. Petzel really hit it home with this pad.

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Ethanwrote a review of on February 21, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I literally just looked at these on the website for a minute and then 20 days later I get them for Christmas. They are good looking for starters. They are not meant for skiing at the resort, but they are perfect for a quick outing in the snow with the family. I have these gloves next to my bed so in case of a quick now I can have gloves to shovel with.

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