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d0b0ywrote a review of on August 21, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: 43

these things fit me perfectly and are comfortable and light. i can climb comfortably w them clipped to the harness. but...

Not very durable. only takes a few crack climbs and the mesh rips.
Even when not ripped, the mesh allows dirt/sand to pass through, scree surfing sucks in these. your socks and feet get super dirty
Think about stepping anywhere near mud or water and your feet get wet
These things suck in snow. yea they are not made for that, but even the smallest snow field crossing and your feet are soaked and freezing and these things soft sole can't dig in at all so when it's steep snow it's real treacherous.

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d0b0ywrote a review of on July 11, 2019

2 5

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

My partner has a single rack of these and I got chance to try them out the other day in Tuolmne meadows on a route called Phobos where it helps to have extra hand sizes.

I normally climb with camalots but I've been eyeing these DMM cams for a while, the extendable sling appeals to me, and I generally have very high opinion of DMM. Have to say though after trying them I don't love these for a couple reasons

the stem is too short. The short stem means trigger is deeper in the crack, and harder to clean. it's more likely to get stuck than camalot which has a longer stem and trigger is set back a ways.

the lack of a thumb loop, makes these feel super awkward, when placing. especially for the medium sizes and up. which feel off balance and front heavy and floppy aroundy.. it's surprising how much the thumb loop helps when wrangling the larger cams.

Extendable sling length. When I first saw it I thought it would be a great feature. Unfortunately it's too short. Fully extended it is no where close to the length of a single length sling. So you are still going to have to carry a bunch of slings when rope drag is a problem.

Re-racking when when sling is extended sucks & if you rack it with the sling extended it's hanging down by your knees getting in the way. it's a pain to have to stop and re clip the sling back into the cam when cleaning. Harder than throwing a single length over your shoulder.

I know this sounds like an add for c4's, I don't want it to be, but when I was climbing with the dmm cams I found myself wishing for my c4's. I'm probably going to refuse to use these next time. Nothing sucks more than not being able to clean a cam because the trigger is too far in the crack.

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d0b0ywrote a review of on August 25, 2018

pretty sweet all arounder
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had the dry bi pattern 9.7mm 70m. Climbed on for about 2 years, 2 weekends a month. It was a great all around rope for the approx 60% trad and 40% sport mix that I do, with the occasional top rope. It's a bit heavy for multi-pitch, but bearable, and that is the trade off for having a good all around rope. In the end the sheath started to fray at a few spots and got cut pretty badly. Core seems to have lasted fine. A bit disappointed in the sheath wear, but all in all seems to be reasonable for how much climbing I've done on it. Other than the sheath cut it seems to have plenty of life left, so I've turned it into 2 30m gym ropes. pic is from when it was brand new

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d0b0ywrote a review of on August 26, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

this thing is OK as a gym bag, I've used it for more than a year. The draw string broke early on. The snap that is supposed to hold the things together so that the thing doesn't unzip when it's on your back doesn't work, and if I don't use a couple of half hitches with the left over arm strap sling to the zipper, it opens while I'm carrying it. Barely fits a 70m and harness and shoes, 70 is (long for the gym, just happens to be my beater rope. Rope tarp itself has ripped out where it attaches to the bag.

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d0b0ywrote a review of on November 5, 2011

2 5

At first I liked these. they are the stretchy type of woven gloves that women sometimes wear. They are light stylish and breath well. I have large hands and they fit well. Problem: ON the first ride with these the rubber dots on the palm and fingers started to fall off. By the end of the ride patches on the palm and fingers were bare. without the rubber dots you don't have a good grip on the break leavers. Your fingers slide off. For that reason I don't recommend them.

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