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The People’s Vote Starts November 24th! Metolius is a Finalist on Gearzy Awards

Submitted by VerdePR on 2008-11-24

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by Ashley Gonnella

Who makes the best Climbing Gear? Cast your vote in the Gearzy Awards on—the first social networking website for outdoor enthusiasts. Starting November 24th, wants you to have a say by simply choosing from a slate of four nominees in eleven categories at Every voter who casts a ballot will have a chance to win prizes from many well-respected outdoor companies. The winning brands from the first-ever Gearzy Awards will be announced in January 2009. Anyone can vote in the Gearzy Awards, which will be held annually. Four nominees in each category were chosen by’s panel of gear testing bloggers, and include a wide range of companies who manufacture backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, lights, mountain bikes, climbing gear, clothing, shoes, socks and watches. Finally, a Gear Maker of the Year will be chosen. Real-time polling will show which brands are leading throughout the Gearzy Awards. “The Gearzy Awards lets any hiker, camper, climber, or mountain biker easily shout out and express their loyalty to their top brands,” said Jason Heflin of About was launched in January 2007, and is the first online community where outdoor enthusiasts of the world can share their common passions and pool information on their adventures, trip reports, photographs, gear lists and more. The brainchild of three ‘outdoorsy’ friends, combined the founders’ love for an active, outside lifestyle with the free and powerful exchange of information that the web offers everyone. Contact: Boo Turner, Footloose Communications 206.554.1586 Jason Heflin, 270.535.7366 ### About Metolius equipment is born out of respect rock climbing. The employees are a unique collection of North American climbers who came together in the 1980s to push their personal limits at Smith Rock. They shared a common passion for hard gymnastic free climbing, bouldering and for exploration in the mountains and on big walls. Unwilling to punch the corporate clock, they decided to design and build their own equipment, much of which was unavailable at the time. Amazingly, Metolius grew from a tiny garage near the headwaters of the Metolius River (namesake), into a respectable business and a brand name that has become synonymous with quality, safety and design excellence. Twenty-five years later they are still totally committed to the climbing lifestyle, making the absolute best equipment, helping to educate others and preserving the environment in which they live and play. Metolius Climbing’s sole focus is designing and building innovative rock climbing and training product.

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Since they left out all but the big guys in most categories, I can't vote. Hilleberg Tents, CiloGear packs, Fish big wall gear . . . WTF Just a little more pandering to the $$? We don't even know what the criteria are for "best"???
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imho quality horth face best

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