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Reviews by cultureshock (2)


Miura VS (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Edging master 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: cultureshock, 2009-09-29


Overall, I’d say the Miura VS is a must-have addition to the climbing shoe quiver of any Miura and/or Katana lover.

For the full review:
http://dreaminvertical.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/sweet-gear-la-sportiva-miura-vs/


R320 Rock Climbing Harness - Mens (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Fixed

Light is Right 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: cultureshock, 2009-09-29


Pros:

Very lightweight and moves well with your body.
Comfortable to wear while hiking and descending from long routes.
Breathes well and is soft enough to wear shirtless.
Gear loops are reversible and large enough for a double rack of cams plus quickdraws.
Packs up really small so it does not take up a lot of space in a backpack.


Cons:

Gear loops are somewhat floppy and the plastic can become detached.
Gear loops are proportional to the size of harness. The smaller sized harnesses have less room for gear.
Adjustable leg loops are only available on the A300a and the X350a, the alpine WST harnesses.
Expensive: the R320 or R280 (women’s trad) are the middle of the range at $135. The S240 sport climbing harness is the cheapest at $99 and the alpine X350a clocks in at an astounding $159.

For the full review:
http://dreaminvertical.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/sweet-gear-arcteryx-r320-harness-light-is-right/