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Corax Climbing/Mountaineering Harness (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.45/5 Average Rating : 4.45/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: musicman, 2005-01-16


best harness i've ever worn. i love it, i have had zero problems with it. so easy to get on with its auto-doubleback buckles. having 2 buckles on the waist makes centering the loops a breeze. the only complaint i have is no haul loop in back, its not a problem, just more of a con than anything else. still gets a 5. its pricey compared to other harnesses, but its also twice as good as other harnesses, so wait for the money, or wait for santa like i did. you won't regret getting it.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.40/5 Average Rating : 3.40/5

In: Gear: Media: Just a Good Read

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: musicman, 2004-09-19


i thought this was a great read. Some people didn't like how he kept flashing back to other experiences he has had and other trips he has been on. I thought it was interesting though. There seems to be tons of controversy behind this, especially in the outdoors world, to get a taste of what i mean click on the link above and right of this under the discussions: section.


William Screwgate Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: musicman, 2004-09-18


This is a great locking carabiner, i just bought it a few days ago, works great with double rope rappels because of its wide size. The keylock nose is such an incredible thing, it seems so basic and simple but saves me so much frustration. Works great with a Gri Gri or ATC


32oz Wide Mouth Bottle (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.34/5 Average Rating : 4.34/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories: Water Bottles and Bags

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: musicman, 2004-08-21


they dont' leak, they don't break, and they don't smell/taste bad which is a HUGE plus. but sarcat hit the nail on the head when he said it dribbles from the threads at first, not that big of a deal though, but its not a perfect 5 for that, i'd go 4.5 if i could.


Zipka (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.70/5 Average Rating : 3.70/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Lighting: Headlamps: LED Lamps

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: musicman, 2004-08-20


I just used this for the first time last night on a night hike from Dry Canyon and back down Battlecreek. Me and my friend (he had a ZipkaPlus) weren't very familiar with the trail but had no real difficulties following it. The range of the lamp isn't all that great but it is definetly bright. I don't think it would work if you were wearing anything on your head (hat, helmet, etc.) The zip could be tighter but it still works great even when running down a steep rocky trail. Slips a little when sweaty but for the price, lightness, and brightness it is a good buy. I love it, someday It'll probabaly become a backup, but till then I love it.

ps it's very cool that it only takes 3 aaa batteries instead of expensive lithium ones

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