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mcd58


Aug 25, 2012, 4:30 AM
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while researching what climbing gear i came across outdoorgearlab.com ive been watching their videos and they seem they know what their talking about. im thinking about getting their best buy harness the black diamond momentum. does this company know what their talking about?


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mcd58 wrote:
while researching what climbing gear i came across outdoorgearlab.com ive been watching their videos and they seem they know what their talking about. im thinking about getting their best buy harness the black diamond momentum. does this company know what their talking about?


OutdoorGearLab.com is the gear review site for SuperTopo and run by Chris McNamera, so you can probably guess that they know at least a little bit about climbing.


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THe site is owned/run by mcnamara, and he has a whole team of folks doing side by side gear comparisons.

I think it's helpful that they do the side by side thing, but I also think their reviews suffer in that they are churning out so many I highly doubt much of the stuff gets uses for more than half a day.

The good news is that the stuff they recommend is good gear, and if you are new to the game it can be helpful. Personally, I'd rather check stuff out/try it on in person, or talk to people I actually know about stuff to get an informed opinion.


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I've heard a friend mention McNamara before, and I didn't give it due attention until I came across this post. Thanks for the info. Next time, I'll be looking for some gear, I'll surely check the site out.


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I consider them one of the best sources for "pro" reviews- Chris Mac climbs a ton and knows so many people in the industry. The reviews are as accurate as any out there, and the gear gets used (and abused.) Plus, he's not sponsored (that I know of) so it's fairly unbiased.


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