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Roy R.

Roy R.

Roy R.

Roy R.wrote a review of on August 5, 2018

4 5

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

I just bought one of these for a trip into The Cirque of the Towers, where we climbed the Northeast Face. The harness performed wonderfully in terms of what it holds, how light it is, and seeming durability. It could have been a little more comfortable, but that's always a trade-off when going for lightweight. Black Diamond is one of the finest manufacturer's of climbing equipment in the world and this harness provides further evidence.

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Roy R.

Roy R.wrote a review of on August 5, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 9

A partner and I hiked into the Cirque of Towers for a five-day trip, so we were carrying a lot of food and climbing equipment, which can be hard on the feet. However, I had just purchased these Sportiva approach shoes and they performed exemplarily. My old boots caused blisters when carrying a heavy load and the rubber didn't adhere to the stone well. These shoes caused no blisters, were light, and stuck like glue to the sometimes polished granite. The only characteristic I found less than what I wanted is their size. I love the support they provide while hiking; however, when loading a backpack for a multi-pitch climb, they're too large and heavy. On a mountaineering trip, they'd be great, but doing the Northeast Face of Pingora, I opted for my Teva sandals.
The shoe run a little small to me. In a street shoe, I wear a 7-7.5 wide. These approach shoes were 9's and I had just enough room when wearing thick hiking socks.

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Roy R.

Roy R.wrote a review of on November 2, 2010

4 5

I bought CW-X tights to replace my old pair of climbing tights. They did pretty well overall, but they didn't hold up well to the rock's abrasion, and my home rock is pretty smooth quartzite. The seams turned fuzzy and then two small holes formed.

Now, they work fantastic in the gym. I manage an Anytime Fitness and operate as a personal trainer as well, so I need a good pair of tights that support my busy muscles. CW-X tights excel in that category. They are not too hot, support my legs well, and the thicker fabric keeps my privates somewhat more private.

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