CASSIN GEAR UP

TRIPLE DUTY GEAR SLING

Climbing - - GEAR BIG REVIEW -

At just un­der 9 ounces, the Cassin Gear Up pro­vides a light, ver­sa­tile dou­ble gear sling when har­ness loops won’t cut it. Two mas­sive, ad­justable side loops hold as much pro as you can han­dle. Three ad­just­ment straps dial in fit, while 3-D mesh and aer­ated pad­ding keep the rig comfy. Our tester, who used it to prac­tice aid climb­ing in Boul­der Canyon, said her fa­vorite fea­ture was how the straps sep­a­rate into two in­de­pen­dent gear slings. While you wouldn’t want to mess with it mid-climb—it re­quires ad­just­ing non-quick-re­lease buck­les—the uni­sex Gear Up pro­vides three sling op­tions in one: a dou­ble gear sling, a sin­gle gear sling, or two sin­gle gear slings (one per climber). Our tester called the rig “comfy in any con­fig­u­ra­tion.” $50, camp-usa.com

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