First Look: Metolius Bravo Wiregate Quickdraw
An excellent all-purpose quickdraw
BEST FOR: Sport, trad or alpine climbing
The redesigned Metolius Bravo Wiregate draw is an excellent all-purpose quickdraw, and it deserves a place on your rack for a variety of reasons. I’ve been using the Bravos for the better part of a year, and they are durable, clip like a charm, and are light enough for alpine walls, where weight is suffering. Six of the Bravos weigh in at just over a pound, and the length of the webbing is six inches.
Rock and Ice vigorously tests all gear it reviews for either 50 days or 50 pitches. This is a time-consuming process and limits the amount of new equipment we can present to our readers. Every year hundreds of new products hit store shelves, and most of these aren’t reviewed due to our stringent selection and review process. To better keep you more up to date on what is new, we present First Look. Gear in First Look has not always been field tested, but is gear we think you’d like to know about as soon as it is available. Some of the gear will be reviewed using our 50 days/50 pitches criteria, in future print and online editions of Rock and Ice.
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