Skip to Content

Gear : Reviews

Reviews by steple (3)


Pro-Key Nut Tool Average Rating = 1.00/5 Average Rating : 1.00/5

In: Gear: Add-On Climbing Gear: Tools: Nut Tools

Inferior quality. 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: steple, 2009-06-15


Whatever nice features this tool might have, the tip broke off when I used it for the first time. Am I am very happy with my other Wild Country equipment - I am surprised by the inferior quality of this tool.


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

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Great! 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: steple, 2008-07-14


The Reversoł offers a wide range of functions: Belaying the leader or one or two the second climbers (in self breaking mode, if you like), using a single rope (from 8.9mm to 10.5mm (11mm accepted)) or half/twin ropes (from 7.5mm). So compared to other tubers with the same range of functions it can handle thinner ropes, and it is also lighter.
It's the most complete (not self locking) belay device I ever got my hands on.


Grigri Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.24/5 Average Rating : 4.24/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Nice device, with one minor flaw. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: steple, 2008-07-14


It's a nice device, except the minor flaw of the false sense of security (like others said before). The "I can't do anything wrong" thinking that it can cause might lead to the mistake of feeding in the rope in the wrong direction, causing the device to fail. If you do that with most tubers, it will either work equally well (if it is symmetric) or just provide less but still enough friction.
Don't buy this hoping to get rid of work and responsibility.