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Lukewrote a review of on February 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They don't get in the way on vertical ice, but I've still only used them on longer routes where losing a tool would be a Bad Thing. The carabiner wire gate seems weak--it popped out once on a route and took a lot of work to get it back inside, however that hasn't happened again. It must have gotten torqued somehow. The steel on the carabiner has started to rust which is a minor annoyance. I don't know if they could have used a heaver powder coating? Probably inevitable since it's steel on steel contact and thin aluminum would probably be too weak.

I like to girth hitch both leashes to a small biner and then I can easily detach the entire system from my belay loop.

My latest use is for ski leashes. My dynafit toe bindings have a small metal loop through which I place a few tiny, easily-breakable zip ties. Girth hitch the leash to my calf and then clip one of the zip ties.

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Lukewrote a question about on January 7, 2012

Short version: are the parkas sized knowing you'll be wearing multiple layers beneath, or do you need to size up?

Details: I picked up a large MH Sub Zero SL hooded jacket on a closeout and it barely covers my base/insul/shell layers (girthwise, not lengthwise), but I'm wondering if I should have gone with a medium parka. I am a medium chest-wise (39-40), but am 6'1" which normally means long/large.

I'm thinking of returning the sub zero and getting the Chillwave parka in medium to have the 3 additional inches in back (parka vs. jacket), but I'm wondering if the medium will still be sufficient to fit my shell and insulating layers beneath: is this taken into consideration when they size the parka?

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