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Peak (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

My first harness 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: mumba, 2011-05-21

I got it on a sale for a bargain (25 ) and I used it for 5 years. It is still in good condition and worked really good. It is nicer with a automatic buckle but the manual on this one felt sturdy and was easy to use.

Pros: Cheap
Cons: I didn't really like the gear slings. Not the most comfortable harness I have owned

Sum Auto Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Doing the job realy good 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: mumba, 2011-05-21

I bought this after I got a really good demo on a climbing trip. It feeds real easy if you use a rope 10mm or less. It is a bit heavy but I only use it from the ground and never bring it up on the climb. Compared to the gri-gri and the cinch this is the device I prefer. It takes some time to learn how to lower smooth but so does all the other devices. I do not use this in the gym because the ropes were I climb are quite stiff and thick.
Conclusion, it is perfect for sport climbing but it does not replace an ATC

Pros: Works for both hands. Works for realy skinny rope, I have tried 9.1 and locks done realy nice. Feeds realy easy.

Cons: Absailing is hard. Heavy. Not good for top rope.

Would I buy it again? YES

Togir Light Climbing Harness Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Fixed

Comfy and minimalistic 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: mumba, 2011-05-21

I have owned this harness now for 6 months and I really like it. I prefer the fixed leg loops and this harness is the right size for my skinny thighs. I have climbed some single pitch trad with it and the gear loops are a little bit to small if you like to rack up. Most of the time I climb sport routes and this harness is perfect for just racking QDs. I have no complaints hang dogging and resting in it for some time and I can not see any wear on any point.

Pros: Light, comfy, easy, leg loops the right size for me
cons: too small gear loops for trad

Would I buy this again? YES

Flash Velcro Climbing Slipper (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.04/5 Average Rating : 4.04/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Good for beginners 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: mumba, 2010-01-16

These were my second shoes and they worked fine for me as an beginner but I would never buy them again. They fit my feet ok when I bought them but they never broke in. It was more that the feet were moulded to fit the shoes when it should be the other way around. They also gave me cartilage on both my big toes. The quality was on the other hand good. I climbed lots in these and they kept the form and it took a long time to wear them out. They were cheap to.
Would i buy them again? No but maybe recomend them to beginners

Catch Belay Device (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 2.25/5 Average Rating : 2.25/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Locks all the time 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: mumba, 2010-01-16

This was my first belay device and I used it belaying topropes in a gym for a couple of weeks before I abandoned it. I belayed frieds from 50-90 kg on skinny and thick ropes and i was never able to lower smoth. Maybe heavy people with skinny ropes and double carabiners will work.
Buy an ATC or any thing else instead. Its not rocketscience so I wonder how the designers managed to fail so bad

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