Tag: ropes

Comparison: Mammut DRY vs PROTECT ropes review

Comparison: Mammut DRY vs PROTECT ropes review

Last winter, the UIAA — finally! — introduced a water-resistance standard for dry ropes.  Previously, manufacturers did all their own testing, and had their own definition of what constitutes a ‘dry’ rope. Now, any rope labelled as a ‘dry’ rope must absorb, at most, 5% of its weight in water. […]

Field Tested: Petzl Volta 9.2 review

Field Tested: Petzl Volta 9.2 review

Let’s address the main issue first: Petzl ropes don’t have a very good reputation, even among the company’s reps and sponsored athletes. Even my personal experience was less than stellar: I had a pair of Dragonfly 8.2 half ropes that got super-fuzzy and started wetting out after just three ice […]

Long-Term Review: Mammut Ropes

Long-Term Review: Mammut Ropes

Of the six ropes I own, four are Mammuts. Most of my friends own at least one Mammut rope. And pretty much everyone I talk to that has owned or used a Mammut rope says they’ll buy another one. This could mean one of two things: Mammut ropes are really […]

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 3.0 (& 4.0!)

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 3.0 (& 4.0!)

Sorry for the slow report on Day 3 – I left the show before it even ended, and we headed to the Psicocomp Deep Water Solo Competition in Park City (what an awesome event, and such phenomenal energy from the crowd!). But on to Day 3 of OR… Salewa surprised […]