Congratulations! August Weekly Review $50 Prize Winners
Wow! My first thought when I tried these on, they are so comfortable (in the shop). I took them on a 15km trail run through Nerang Forest (lots of loose rocks, some creeks and wet rocks, up hill and down). I left them with normal lacing and they were comfortable enough for the first 2km warm up up slight incline. I was really thankful of the cushioning on my first downhill. The shoes were stable and travelled over the notorious Nerang rock gardens with confidence. The next surprise was the grip they had on wet rocks and roots. The softer outer grip didn’t slip like the harder soles of my previous trail runners. On one run I am really happy with these, time will tell how well they wear. Pros: comfort, fit, grip, sewn tongue and price. Cons: limited colour options (not really a problem for me, but some folk like bling)." It's 2019 people, there is literally no excuse for not using an assisted braking belay device. While there are plenty on the market now, the GRIGRI is the undisputed OG. It's nigh on indestructible, feeds smoothly and locks securely with just about any rope, and even just hanging off a harness provides a clear visual indicator that a potential belayer is less likely to be an idiot and probably ok to ask for a catch. Insisting on using an ATC on single-pitch sport routes is the "I actually drive better when I'm drunk" of the climbing world." I got this travel bag for a busy overseas trip with 8 flights, and lots of rough handling on a bus tour. It survived well! It has excellent wheels for all surfaces, very sturdy zips, and strong handles. It easily managed 20kg of contents without feeling like a tonne when wheeled. One hint when packing it....fill the bottom between the handle bars with things like socks, beanies etc to use the space, then pack from the lower (where the wheels are) end towards the top....when you stand the bag up, things will move and free up more space to shove them in from the top. I will certainly buy another one when the time arrives!" I have owned several pairs of this pant and use them at home, at casual events and leading walking tours. The design is outstanding, they fit well (sized for waist and inside leg), with deep secure pockets... including one for the ubiquitous mobile phone. The materials are strong and smoothly comfortable, impervious to thorns, brambles and other snagging off track obstacles. They are best in cooler climes or weather. Not quick drying or light, they would not suit all walkers."