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Reviews by FabienenCordoba (2)

Smart Belay Device (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Mammut Smart 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: FabienenCordoba, 2009-09-28

I am very satisfied. I found it easier to feed rope to the climber than using the Gri-gri (which is heavier and more expensive). I have not stopped any leader falls with it but it holds the climber's weight when locked into position. It takes some getting used to (nothing similar to the Gri-gri).

Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot - Mens (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Mountaineering Boots : Mens Mountaineering Boots

Trango S Evo - ideal multi-purpose boot. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: FabienenCordoba, 2008-06-28

The current version of the shoe includes a gore-tex lining and is an ideal multi-purpose boot for long days of easy-moderate mountaineering (up to D snow, AI3 in my case and 5.8 rock - the latter well-protected). Good alternative to the Garmont Tower GTX if you have wider feet than the Garmont sole.

Of course, they are light so don't take them if you plan:
- cold (winter and/or altitude)
- scree (they have some stiching rather low on the boot that will not survive intensive scree descents).