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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:00 am 
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Just bought these for obvious reasons...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:25 am 
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Yes, they make outdoor equipment, from tents to climbing equipment and everything inbetween.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:30 am 
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Ta, thought I was pretty up on kit so surprised this has passed me by!

Quick additional google shows them to be pretty good?

Italian/Austrian/German?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:38 am 
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I have a couple of pairs of their fleece hiking bottoms/trousers. One pair for about 10 years and they are as good as new even though by rights they should be worn out by now.
They were expensive but they have both lasted so returned good value for sure.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:51 am 
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WWC wrote:
Ta, thought I was pretty up on kit so surprised this has passed me by!

Quick additional google shows them to be pretty good?

Italian/Austrian/German?


German i think.

They have been going for quite a while and have been making climbing equipment for many years, they wouldnt have lasted if they didnt make reliable equipment. I have worked for a few outdoor companies who use their helmets and other equipment for climbing courses. Think i have some old helmets in a bag somewhere, solid and built to last.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:56 pm 
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Italian brand - from Bolzano ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:53 pm 
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I want your body. Warmer.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:40 pm 
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Yes. Big originally German (Munich, bought in 1990 by Oberalp who were based in Italy) company which manufactured everything from climbing hardware (carabiners, crampons, ice axes) to soft goods, clothing, tents, sleeping bags rucsacs etc. Predominantly marketed in European countries. Some the hardware made it over here, particularly crampons which were sold under the Chouinard brand (pre cursor to Black Diamond). Good kit all in all.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:28 am 
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The History Man wrote:
I want your body. Warmer.


Mmmmm...warmer body...


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Still got my original crampons and a couple of ice pegs from around 1976/77 plus a pair of lightweight/quickdry trousers :D

Good stuff all round....


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