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Reverso 3 (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.86/5 Average Rating : 4.86/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

reverso3 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: poedoe, 2010-03-22

Ok auto locking belay device, we've seen it before (the original reverso, bd guide, trango b52), so what sets this apart? The big thing is that large circle on the bag of the device where one would clip a biner to in order to use the autolocking mode. More specifically the orientation of the hole: it allows the device to hang more naturally at the belay so stuff doesn't get as twisted.

Vertigo 40 (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Backpacks: Backpacking Packs

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: poedoe, 2005-08-21

I'll have to agree with all the other reviews. I'm surprised at how much thought was put into designing this pack. For all the features that are built into thie back I can't believe how cheap it is. Because of the rope tarp I don't use my rope bag anymore. You can also strap the rope on the outside using the compression straps to hold it in. The hydration sleeve is a little large for my two liter nalgene, but it hasn't caused a problem so far. There is also a small clip on the shoulder strap to hold your hydration tube so it's not flopping all over the place.

Redpoint Directional Quickdraws (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: poedoe, 2005-08-19

My gosh it clips so smooth! This is for sure the draw to have when trying to onsight that overhanging offwidth, 20 feet runout, 2 grades above your ability sport climb. Seriously though I don't think Ive ever even touched a biner with a smoother gate action. However since the gate isn't as tense as the biners I'm used to, I wonder if it would have a higher tendency to unclip during a fall if you backcliped or orrientated the gate the wrong way. With that said I've never taken a fall on these, nor have I taken a fall when I was backclipped or fallen on the gate side of the biner. If I had the money I replace my current set of sport draws with these without a thought.