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5.5mm Titan Dyneema Accessory Cord - Package of 20 ft. Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Climbing Ropes: Accessory Cord

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2005-08-11

This product is a wonder of the modern world. I used Titan/Spectra to sling my old Chouinard hexes. Incredibly strong, titan is also incredibly expensive. Tie with a triple fisherman's to avoid slippage. From what I have read, Titan should not be used for prussik loops, and I still prefer 8mm cord for my cordalette.

Platypus Big Zip 3 (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2005-05-28

I have several Platypus products and like them all. The original bite valve was a little restrictive, but that has been remedied. Best for putting in the floating top pocket of a large pack or in a special hydration pocket of a pack. Don't have a Camelbak, so I don't know how the two compare.

16oz Narrow Mouth Bottle (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.71/5 Average Rating : 3.71/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2005-05-28

Narrow mouth has pros and cons--hard to prepare drinks in, but easy to drink out of while on the move/in the car.

Mythos (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.61/5 Average Rating : 4.61/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2005-03-22

This shoe is a classic and for many climbers deserves a high rating. However, the Mythos does not fit my foot and is painful in a size 9 when I usually wear a size 6.5 Red Chili. The rubber is perhaps the hardest out there--much harder than Red Chili, and not as sticky as Five Ten. The lace around the heel seems to be gimmicky to me and contributes to the pain in the heel. The last is reminiscent of a board lasted shoe from the 80s. Feels like I'm wearing plastic slippers. Expensive.

Sub Zero SL (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2005-03-01

Warm, soft, and comfortable. Compresses to almost half the size of the included stuffsack, then regains its loft quickly. A built-in pocket key lanyard would be welcome. I believe that Mountain Hardwear has created an excellent product, perhaps the best readily available to the masses, but still feel that fill loss is an issue. I would also like to see a more baffled back on a down jacket to reduce down redistribution due to seat backs and backpacks.

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