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Petzl Ecrin Roc
I use this helmet for caving and I really like it. It is very adjustable and just the straps cradle your head, not thick foam. It is easy to clean. I like that it is quite comfortable. I use this helmet for caving and I really like it. When I heard that they were no longer being produced, I got one at an auction, but I'm still using my original one. It is very adjustable and I like that it doesn't have foam to make my head warmer, just the straps cradle your head. It is the helmet I am more likely… Full review
Dirty Daves Short Knee Pads
Dirty Dave's Knee Pads are some of the best cottage industry caving gear on the market. Made by a caver, for cavers, DD Knee Pads are rugged, comfortable, and worth every penny. I mistakenly purchased the short knee pads, and while I wish I had bought the longer version to better protect my shins, I have been entirely satisfied with the quality and durability of the short pads. For far too many years, I relied on standard volleyball knee pads for my caving adventures. While these cheap pads spare… Full review
Black Diamond Raven with Grip
If you have ever wondered if you need an ice axe, the answer is yes and this is probably the one you need. When your mountaineering requires a little pick swinging, but not enough to justify a hybrid tool like the Black Diamond Venom (I lost mine) the Raven is a very good choice. The Raven is my fourth ice axe. I have climbed Mt. Adams, St. Helens, and I just returned from using my Raven on my second summit of Mt Rainier. I've also used axes on several smaller summit scrambles. My needs are mostly… Full review
The BMS Micro rappel rack is one of the best rappel devices for cave use. It lasts a long time due to the stainless steel construction. Not many pieces of gear last in caving. This one does. After seven years I may have to replace a bar soon. Not only does the device last, but it works very well. I have used it to rappel down countless deep cave systems, covered it in mud and sand, and it still works. Full review
Approach shoes are trail hikers that are also intended for diversions such as easier rock climbs and scrambling that require good traction, a secure fit, and durability. The Granite, with men's and women's versions, meets those needs with a comfortable, stable shoe built on a last that is best for people whose feet are wider at the ball of the foot. Some useful features include speed laces that run all the way to the toes, a reinforced toe area, and sticky high-traction soles. This mostly full-leather… Full review
DMM Renegade 2
Not the lightest or the comfiest harness out there, but if you're looking for a good all rounder, this is possibly the best one on the market! DMM's Renegade 2 is an upgrade to the previous version in both aesthetics and functionality. They ditched the plastic gear loops for the better handling fabric ones, changed the color from a dismal grey to a fresh looking red trim and added a floating waist belt to allow a more adjustable fit, whatever your body shape. Harness don't really have a huge amount… Full review
Salewa Men's Wildfire Pro
The Salewa Wildfire Pro is, as its name implies, an approach shoe. As such it bridges the gap between a hiking shoe and a climbing shoe. This shoe is the latest iteration of the Wildfire and it truly does hike like a hiking shoe and climb like a climbing shoe. This shoe is designed to go climbing when you get into an area where you need to go scrambling. It will take you from the parking lot to the summit. Salewa nailed it on this shoe! Recommended Use: Salewa recommends the Wildfire Pro for use… Full review