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Matthew S.

Matthew S.

Matthew S.wrote a review of on March 21, 2019

5 5

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

Full disclosure...I haven't used this pack yet. But I have gotten out all my climbing gear and stuffed this pack. The 30L is perfect for what I was looking for. Full rack of gear, harness, helmet, snacks, water, 3 jackets (for summer alpine climbs), and a bunch of other stuff. And I love the little loops on the side of the pack where you can thread some webbing through and secure your climbing rope. The pack has one huge top-loading opening and just one big storage area. So it's easy to fit all your gear without thinking about what gear goes into what area/pocket. There is a small zipper pocket up top for keys, wallet, small snacks. I think the best feature is how lightweight this pack is. Can't wait to use it to climb the Upper Exum Ridge on the Grand this summer!

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Matthew S.

Matthew S.wrote a review of on March 21, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have 1 set of BD cams and I bought some BD oz. 'biners for them because they're strong and lightweight. Now I'm building my 2nd set of cams and I've gone with Metolius. I just bought a pack of these Metolius mini 'biners and so far I love them. They're even lighter than the BD oz. biners and the colors match the Metolius cams which is cool. The downside (if you want to call it that) is the small size of the mini's and the smaller gate opening. But lets be honest...if you're using these mini 'biners for your cams, how many times do you directly clip the rope into the cam 'biner? I guess I do more wandering routes, so I'm always using a quickdraw or alpine draw anyways and don't even clip the 'biner I have on the cam itself. And even then, I quickly got used to the smaller gate opening when clipping the mini biner. Overall great product if you're looking to color match your Metolius cams and drop some grams from your rack.

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Matthew S.

Matthew S.wrote a review of on November 25, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love these sunnies! The most notable feature that I wasn't expecting is the friction on the arms when you open and close the arms of the sunglasses. I've had other frames where the arms swing open way too easily and are a little too floppy. These have a little more tension on the arms which not only make the opening/closing very nice, but also give a little additional "holding power" when up on the top of my head. I have a smaller/narrower head and I went with the Lowdown Slim which fit me perfect! When I have them on top of my head, I can look up to the sky and they actually stay put. Other pairs I've had in the past would have fallen right off my head and onto the ground. The Chromapop is a nice feature as well...super clear/crisp! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because they are not polarized...but I knew this when I bought them, so that's only my fault (they were on super sale so I didn't care). Enjoy!

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Matthew S.

Matthew S.wrote a review of on March 12, 2018

5 5

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

I used to think all slings were created equal until I found this Mammut sling. At the area where the sling is connected and stitched together to itself, there is no excess material outside of the stitching to get snagged. The sling stitching is amazing! Also, these are very lightweight. Would definitely recommend!

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