/ Simond Gear
I am looking to kit my self out with a full alpine layering system. I am trying to do it as cheap as possible without compromising to much on the quality. I have come across the French company "simond". Does anybody know if they are any good. Visually the products seem fairly good but I couldn't find anything else about them.
I've got the softshell troos too, and have been very impressed with them. For the money they are very very good. See: http://lightfromthenorth.blogspot.fi/2013/03/simond-alpinism-pants-review.html
What Toby said. I have some thin leather and softshell gloves of theirs that have been oustanding
Can only speak for the solid gate qdraws rather than any clothing, but they are good.
It's put me right off Decathlon/Quechua gear, as the zips on some £40 waterproof trousers didn't stay fully functional for long either, about a month or 2.
They're not a patch on Rab or Mountain Equipment I think , in my experience at least.
they seem to make the Ascent helmet for DMM but the clothing is a bit of leverage. some of it is very good though.
The Barracuda was the technical axe to have once upon a time with a Chacal Hammer IIRC
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