/ REVIEW: ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

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ISPO 2019 top 10 montageThe annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

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alimckay on 06 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

Nice to see Rab finally making the move to GoreTex

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Misha - on 06 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

Very interested to see a review and general user feedback on the new Phantom Tech, especially sole durability and warmth. The soles on my ones wore out very quickly and to their credit Scarpa replaced them free of charge with a more durable and slightly heavier sole (seems tougher so far but it’s early days). I also find that I get cold feet on belays sometimes so a bit more warmth would be welcome. Great boot already though. 

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purplemonkeyelephant - on 06 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

Does the Broom come in a left handed model? 

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lithos on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to purplemonkeyelephant:

does it come in a women's version ?

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DocLemurian on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

The modular Dart is really interesting! However this feels like the Lynx became obsolete.

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rachcrewe - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to DocLemurian:

The Lynx still has it's place as a 12 point crampon, whilst the dart looked to be a bit more minimalist in terms of build but it's true that there are a lot of similarities between the two. One benefit of the Lynx is that you can put a Flex Toe bail on them to use them without a toe-welt (or when yours has run out). This is useful for those of us who struggle with availability of B3 boots. I forgot to ask if the Dart would have the same adaptable toe bails.

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HeMa on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to rachcrewe:

> I forgot to ask if the Dart would have the same adaptable toe bails.

I'm almost certain it will, atleast all the previous Petzl crampons have been compatible with them, including the old Dart/Dartwin.

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In reply to rachcrewe:

> I forgot to ask if the Dart would have the same adaptable toe bails.

In a rare moment of trade show lucidity I did, and the answer was yes - they do.

#teamwork

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rachcrewe - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

Good to know you were paying attention. I think I was too busy trying to work out how many times you could walk on Cairngorm Granite in the Leopard.... Good news for me and my small feet. Woop!

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In reply to rachcrewe:

Whilst on topic of the Top 10 how come this didn't make it in: https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/dbpage.php?id=323150

When tech and bling collide...

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rachcrewe - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

I actually asked Dan if we could do a Lamé Jacket group test... he didn't seem so keen. 

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In reply to rachcrewe:

He's such a stick in the mud...

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jimtitt - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

Shocking to see you promoting the use of a broom with plastic covered handle, moulded plastic head and plastic bristles which will wear producing micro-plastic in the water when perfectly adequate natural products with FSC certification are available

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In reply to jimtitt:

> Shocking to see you promoting the use of a broom with plastic covered handle, moulded plastic head and plastic bristles which will wear producing micro-plastic in the water when perfectly adequate natural products with FSC certification are available

I am more shocked to see that it was me welding the broom when there were five other much younger and fitter employees sat at the table having a coffee!

Alan

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jimtitt - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

> I am more shocked to see that it was me welding the broom when there were five other much younger and fitter employees sat at the table having a coffee!

> Alan


Put that down to poor management skills or a lack of corporate teamwork

I hope you noticed that I didnt ask why an environmentally concious company had a car at all in a city with an excellent public transport system which delivers you the exhibition centre for free

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In reply to jimtitt:

> I hope you noticed that I didnt ask why an environmentally concious company had a car at all in a city with an excellent public transport system which delivers you the exhibition centre for free

ah, that would be because our accommodation was 30 mins outside the city.

Alan

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