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Reviews by traverpen (4)


Flex Cams Average Rating = 3.79/5 Average Rating : 3.79/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Sizes 5-7 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: traverpen, 2011-02-05


I have sizes 5-7 and consider them as worthy as my C4's in those sizes. They match the C4 .75, 1 and 2 almost exactly and their colors are 1 cam off. They are not as smooth as the C4's but you can extend the slings. I did have the 3 and 4 in the splitter cam version and sold them. I never owned a 8 or 9, because they are not as readily available to me as the C4's. Malcolm needs to sell them at REI, I would have a #8 if he did.

QDM, the reviewer below, probably used them to lead a crack in the gym anyway.


Master Cam (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.36/5 Average Rating : 3.36/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Good but not Great 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: traverpen, 2011-02-05


I like them, I really do, but I like my Aliens still. In size, but not range, they somewhat match the aliens; not in color either unfortunately (except the yellow). The Master cams have a smoother trigger (feels like stronger springs), cams stops, Rubber for the thumb in the thumb loop and confidence inspiring construction. Aliens have a more flexible stem, a larger thumb loop (more room for clipping directly for aid), more flexible trigger assembly, wider and softer lobes, more range and longer slings. The thing that Metolius really has going is that their cams are still in production and they have a good reputation. I wish there was a way to combine the two to make a better cam.

To Metolius: I never owned TCU's because I liked the Alien design better (not their Quality though), so I don't care if my master cams hang the same length as TCU's. I want a longer sling and I would appreciate a more flexible trigger assembly and stem like the Aliens had. But your cams are still good, just not great.


Superfly Screwlock Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

super fly 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: traverpen, 2008-07-15


I agree with toml, the gate spins super easy. Makes me feel a little un-easy. Just not too impressed in general.


Cosmic (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

good for your friends to learn in 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: traverpen, 2008-07-08


I totally agree with hotgemini on his pros and cons, this is a good, cost effective harness. I got it for friends to use, not for me!