Sweet Gear: New Reviews Coming Soon!

20 08 2009

2009 has been full of new gear at Dream in Vertical and we will be publishing  some of the reviews that Lizzy mentioned earlier in the year.  As well we just got two of the latest and greatest shoes from La Sportiva thanks to Backbone Media and Sara over at RockClimberGirl.

I am excited to try out TC Pro which seems perfectly suited for some of the harder multipitches I plan on climbing  later in the year.

The new Sportiva TC Pro designed by Tommy Caldwell featuring Vibram XS Edge rubber.

Lizzy will be testing out the Speedster and as a stiff shoe lover will provided a chance to try out the more sensitive end of the climbing shoe range.

The super sensative Speedster with the new 3mm Vibram XS Grip 2

Also after wearing the Arc’teryx R320 for many pitches from Zion, to Smith Rock and the Sierra I feel ready for a review.

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Wearing the R320 on a sub 20 hour C2C ascent of DarkStar

Also I will be doing a 1 year review of the Black Diamond Oz, C3 and the Petzl Reverso3.

This should add a bit more info to my previous post:

Sweet Gear Generation3: The Reverso, The OZ, and C3’s

Also be sure to check out some of our other Sweet Gear reviews:

Approach Shoe Reviews by Lizzy.

A General Rope Review by Luke

La Sportiva Miura VS by Lizzy

Patagonia DAS Parka by Lizzy

Patagonia R1 Flash Pullover by Lizzy

Patagonia Plush Pants by Lizzy


– Luke




4 responses

26 08 2009
Steve Schultz

What size speedsters are lizzy’s compared to her other sportivas? Just curious as there is pretty little info out there right now.

26 08 2009

Lizzy wears 34.5 in Women’s Katana, 35 in the Miura VS (tight), 35.5 in the regular and Womens Miura (comfy once broken in). Lizzy also has the Testarossa and Cobra in 35 but they are a tight fit.

She tried the Speedster in 34.5 which was too small and we just got the 35 yesterday so they have yet to be climbed in.

Hopefully Lizzy can post a comment once she climbs in them.

27 08 2009
Steve Schultz

Thanks, that’s a good comparison on sizing. There is such little info on the shoes right now. It’ll be good to see what she thinks of them.

24 09 2009

Also for reference I am wearing the TC Pro’s in size 39. I usually wear a size 38.5 Miura and my Katana size is 38 (tight fit).

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