I really like this quickdraw. It is very easy to clip. The dogbone is large enough to get a firm grip if you ever need to. The shape of the wire gate makes clipping rope very easy and smooth. I especially like to wear indicator. Highly recommend.
This sling has so many uses. It basically lives on my harness. Use it as a rappel tether, anchor, extensions, rescue and more. It is pretty lightweight compared to other slings and it is super strong. Would highly recommend carrying one of these.
This is a very large carabiner and can handle every hitches and knots you can throw at it. Very good if you are using ropes on the thicker side. I find that the locking mechanism gets gritty and rattles alot over time. It is heavy but for the size it gives you I think the weight is acceptable. There are some better options out there, I prefer the Petzl Attache over this one.
Being so light and small you would think that it dosen't perform very well, you would be wrong! The way the nose is desinged it makes it easy for quick clipping. If weight is everything for you than look no further.
This is an absolute workhorse. Using a thicker rope (9.9) find it feeds rope easier when belaying from above and rappelling compared to the reverso. It also stand to abuse better. Yes it weighs more than the reverso but for the added comfort when belaying and the durability i prefer this one. The release whole is also larger than the newer reverso.
This harnress can do everything. You can take it ice climbing, thanks to the caritool loops you can clip your ice screws. it is fully adjustable if you wish to add more layers. It is well paded and comfortable to sit in. I particularly like the rigid gear loops in the front.
There is certainly better options out there if you are willing to spend a little extra money. I don't like how bulky and heavy it is. All the buckles and straps annoys me and i prefer more streamlined and simple desings.
If you are a beginner, on a tight budget, don't climb ofthem and not sure wich type of climbing you want to do, i'd say go for it. If you get more serious about climbing, you will probably end up buying a better harness down the line. Can make a good spare harness that you can lend to friends to get them into the sport.
I originaly bought these for using at anchors but like them so much i went and buy a second pack. They are perfect for using with a third hand, a personal anchor and more. They accommodate a clove with very well with my 9.9 rope and could work with a clove if you have a skinny rope. Lightweight and not too bulky. Works good with gloves too. The only thing I've noticed is that they scratrches very easily.
This rope can handle everything you can throw at it. Used in in the gym, in the snow and everything in between. It does stay absolutely dry after a full day of ice cragging. It holds up to abraision very well and handles like a charm when it comes to tie different knots. Also catches very good and has a good stretch.
Would reccomand to anyone who wants a day in day out workhorse!