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Reviews by seric (3)

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

In: Gear: Training & Accessories

If you are serious, don't buy this 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: seric, 2007-07-24

Reservoir started leaking through the zip after 2 days. It had not been punctured, or mistreated, and I still cannot find the problem. I will return it. Picture yourself at the second pitch belay with your backpack soaking wet and no water left. Platypus is just the cheap brand for reservoirs, go with Camelback.

Cobra Shoe (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.46/5 Average Rating : 4.46/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Slippers

2 caveats to the great reviews 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: seric, 2006-11-20

I've had two pairs so far. I agree with the rave reviews, but be careful that:
1/ the shape of the shoes is conceived to put the pressure on the big toe. So If it is not your longest toe, it might not be the most comfy of efficient shoe.
2/ The heel hook had never worked for me (very loose), so you might want to try them on before.

X-Rays (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 2.80/5 Average Rating : 2.80/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: seric, 2004-06-17

This was my third pair after the Mythos and Cobras.
I never found a good usage for them:
Not technical/ agressive/ rigid enough to support technical and crimpy footwork.
Not enough flexible to have a good sensation and contact with the stone.