What do you make of their gear?
I came across this brand on Joebrowns but it appears no-one distributes it in the UK anymore.
Looking at their website their stuff looks pretty technical and has some impressive specs aswell as lookign pretty. But I wonder how they compair to the mainstream companies you see over here.
Has anyone used any of their stuff, or heard anything about them, good or bad?
Many thanks in advance!
>no-one distributes it in the UK anymore.A clue there?
Not really. There's no shortge of excellent brands that don't have distribution deals outside their home markets, and nothing to say this isn't one of them.
I wonder how they compair to the mainstream companies you see over here.
There will probably be places where they wonder how this obscure DMM and Wild Country stuff from the UK stacks up...
Parky Again wrote (see)
Shraike. Shall i google that for you?
Much as I enjoy a little sarcasm, you may notice that anything google turns up seems to conclude with "fine" or is just the marketing speal quoted by a different website.
There really is no match for a personal account besides first hand experience. Not to mention as we can see from above the conclusion is largly unknown.
Thanks for all the helpful info chaps!
I have a set of their nuts, numbered higher than DMM / WC but they are a good shape and sit nicely as the metal is slightly softer than usual. see no problems with them and have no preference between them and my DMMs.
They also make some cheep climbing axes which are extremely light but don't look robust at all; expected at half the price of other climbing axes.
forgot about the click-up.
A friend has it and it is about the same as the mammut smart except double the price and it lowers a little nicer. A problem occurs when the device is on the small corner of a biner, it wont lock but still holds like a regular device! so they sell it with a biner with a clip to stop that happening
"There will probably be places where they wonder how this obscure DMM and Wild Country stuff from the UK stacks up... "
There certainly are. Go to a climbing shop in the USA and try to find anything from DMM or Mountain Equipment! It's all Black Diamond, all the time over there.
Re Bob's post
Because I've used Chinese machine tools when working as a machinist and a higher proportion of them fail prematurely than those of European manufacture. A belay brake with a made in China sticker did not inspire confidence.
Black Diamond from china ? Oh no I hope you joking !
rock climbing in london
Bob Geldart 2 wrote (see)
I purchased some Black Diamond gear then saw the made in China label! Needless to say the gear made its way to ebay.
I thought it was all made in the USA, but I may be mistaken.
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