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Reviews by fancyclaps (3)

PreCip Jacket (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50/5

In: Gear: Clothing: Men's Clothing: Men's Outerwear: Men's Hard Shells

Not all that it is cracked up to be 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: fancyclaps, 2007-04-02

I bought this because I knew I would need rain gear and it was on sale. It had gotten numerous positive reviews so I was fairly sure that it would work well. I turned out to be wrong. This jacket works okay in very light rain, but then again so does a windbreaker or a t-shirt. I took a ten minute walk in moderate rain, under trees most of the time and by the time I got to my destination the jacket was soaked through at the shoulders and the arms. In its favor it does breathe very well but I would rather have it shed water worth a crap. On a less serious note, the sizing sucks. I am a tall skinny guy and I got a small and the thing is gigantic on me. I know that rain gear is supposed to fit loosely but I can fit my backpack under the thing with room to spare. Despite being huge on me, the arms are too short so they are constantly riding up if I need to lift my arms to reach something, even with the cuffs tightened as much as possible.

So in short, save your money and buy something more expensive that will do the job better. Or buy a cheaper Red Ledge jacket that will actually do its job, albeit while not breathing at all.

Omega Jake JR Screw-Lok (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Better lockers out there 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: fancyclaps, 2006-12-01

I have two of these and I really am not enamored with them. If you are trying to use these in any situation one handed, or where you cant pay alot of attention to screwing them open/shut they are really obnoxious. The gate is fairly large and has a tendency to snag. Definently one of my least favorite lockers by far.

Defy Climbing Shoe - Mens (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.94/5 Average Rating : 3.94/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Good beginner shoe 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: fancyclaps, 2005-12-29

These were my first pair of rock climbing shoes and I couldn't have chosen a better pair! I got one size below my street size and they haven't stretched at all and are super comfortable to climb in. I enjoy the ease of a velcro shoe over a lace-up or slipper, just slap em' on and go. They have worn a little quicker than I had hoped(could always be my poor technique) and eventually I have begun to want a more sensitive shoe. However for what they are, entry level shoes, they are great.