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Reviews by shakylegs (3)

Elios Helmet (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Helmets

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: shakylegs, 2004-06-03

Used to have the Camp helmet, which pales in comparison to the Elios in terms of weight and ventilation. I didn't even sweat in the Elios, and I tend to sweat a lot.
Definitely worth every penny, especially as I won't shy away from wearing it. The Star Wars look is a bonus.

WhisperLite Stove (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.10/5 Average Rating : 4.10/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Stoves: Backpacking Stoves

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: shakylegs, 2004-05-26

Good heat, but you have to keep an eye on it at lower temps. Easy to prime, which is a bonus.

GTC Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: shakylegs, 2004-05-25

For double ropes (8 mm) the feeding was incredibly smooth. Both for belaying a first and bringing up the second. Setting up the GTC to bring up the second is more straightforward than for a Reverso.
Because the material is thicker, the friction edge wears down less quickly--and the GTC doesn't sound as tinny--as the Reverso.
For rappelling, I used two locking carabiners to compensate for the thin ropes. Regardless, the rappel was smooth, with none of that bouncing that always seems to add oomph to any descent.