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Reviews by bortoletto (2)

B5 (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Approach Shoes

B5 achieves all the mountaineers requirements 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: bortoletto, 2008-04-24

I decided to get B5 once the climbing season is coming. I knew that this approach shoes does not has any coat against water and considering that I live in a country where it rains almost every day in summer I started to avoid using it during such season. But taking a look on this shoes I recognized that they are ready for all season. Well, in a few days a got lots of rain in delicated terrain and I felt really safe on wet slab. Even tough the shoes were completed wet, they didnīt lose any performance and the weight didnīt increase so much. The only problem that I noticed so far is some wear on the lace. I recommend this shoes for every one who needs extra performance in steep ground.

Neutrino Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.21/5 Average Rating : 4.21/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Non-Locking Carabiners: Wire Biners

Not well finished 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: bortoletto, 2008-03-31

Good size and weight were the drivers for me to choose this biner for trad climbing. Iīm using them with mammut dyneema sling and the business is going well. The gate has a good spring pressure (not hard like those from mammut) and for this reason I also use it in sport climbing. But during the first look I recognized that itīs finish is poor. Several marks of tooling and rough edge at the fixed end of the gate does not mach if the price. In my opnion, they should cost around 5 dolars instead of 7. I highly recommend mammut element as an optional.