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Reviews by Graebel (3)


Mens Armour Helmet Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Helmets

Excellent helmet 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Graebel, 2008-09-09


I bought this for my son (7) and discovered that it fits me as well as the small Petzl did. To save money while I debated the Petzl I took it outside and apart from the vivid orange (very eye catching) it is really comfortable and didn't obscure my vision or slide around like my old caving helmet did. He's enjoyed wearing it as well and since he has more of a tendency to hit his head when he falls outdoors I've been very pleased with it. I don't know if I'll purchase it as my full time use helmet (as we did buy the children's version) but for him its been exceptional for its price and peace of mind.


Testarossa (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.90/5 Average Rating : 4.90/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Awesome shoe 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Graebel, 2008-08-06


I've been really pleased with these shoes since I bought them. For gym climbing and limited outdoor they've been awesome, really helped me achieve some climbs that I could not have done before without their awesome edging and lots of stick on heel hooks. I love overhangs and these have performed awesomely (if only my muscles were so reliable).

Only three minor issues. Stretch is moderate and not helped by sweaty feet. They suck to pull on and off, especially outside. And I've got ugly calluses on my big toes from the toe of the shoe - yes, I know, purely a cosmetic issue.


Bandit Climbing Shoe (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.65/5 Average Rating : 4.65/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

So-So for women 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: Graebel, 2007-04-16


I just wanted to concur with another reviewer. These shoes have stretched out in 2 months of use. I climb 2x a week on 5.9/5.10 and I'm already considering a new pair of shoes. Performance is outstanding but the stretch is becoming uncomfortable.