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Steve WAwrote a review of on December 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

When I first saw these wind layers I was dubious about their value. However, I took it on a multi-day trek to Patagonia and I'm a fan. Great as a windbreaker and for sprinkles, it also breathes extremely well. It weights next to nothing and packs to a small size so it's a no-brainer to bring on a trip. In some ways more useful than a polypro warming layer.

I'll definitely be taking these on all my alpine rock climbing trips for windy belays.

However, when the "real weather" hits you definitely want a true waterproof rain jacket.




Steve WA

Steve WAwrote a review of on August 19, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my second Edelweiss rope. I retired my first one after 4 years of use and it was great. However, this rope has been a disappointment. It handles well and is a great size and weight. Unfortunately, it is not durable at all. After light usage of five days of climbing the sheath has worn prematurely in several areas, along with core damage - without taking any falls.

This was my personal experience, but I have two friends who had the same rope who experienced the same exact issues I had with premature wear and core damage.

Perhaps it was a bad production batch, but I'll be hesitant to purchase another Edelweiss rope in the future.