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matiasek

climber
Davis
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 13, 2012 - 09:11am PT
I am in the market for a pair of belay glasses. Everyone I know who has a pair gets the "CU belay glasses" brand, the ones from Germany.
http://powernplay.com/pi1/index.html

Has anyone given these a try? I am wondering if they work just as well, since they are half the price!
http://www.activeforever.com/p-26142-adjustable-reversible-prism-glasses.aspx

thanks!

Mike
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:13am PT
Got a pair for a birthday present. I only use them for sport climbing and they work great. Really help ward off the "belayer's neck" syndrome.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Jesus.

Climbing is doomed, Donini just sealed the deal.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:18am PT
It says they can be used with reading glasses. I assume they work well with distance glasses also?
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:19am PT
Knott to sound like a smart ass but those are.....silly.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:19am PT
Mucci, to add stock to your summation- the glasses were a present from Jay Smith and Kitty Calhoun.

edit: If you have climbed as long as I have belayer's neck becomes a real concern.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:20am PT
Oh, I get it.


I was thinking they were made of leather.
WBraun

climber
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:20am PT
Just see ....

Modern man has devolved and can't bend neck no more .....

:-)
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:24am PT


These work well for me...

















































Credit: locker
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HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:27am PT
100 euros?
ouch!

I guess when I've belayed as many pitches as donini, I won't be able to bend my head back either.
Wait a minute....my entire premise is impossible.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:27am PT
Jay and Kitty "Re-Gifted" those spectacles Jim.




apogee

climber
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:27am PT
About 5 years ago, I had a posterior foramenotomy procedure for a herinated disc at c6-c7- the mechanism remains undetermined, but I can't help but think that years and years of climbing (& especially, teaching climbing) was major contributor.

Still, I'm not sure I can bring myself to wear those things. I'd probably have to lose sensation in all my limbs first.
skitch

Trad climber
pdx
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:29am PT
When I was in Spain all the older climbers had them on, they were also the only ones that weren't talking nonstop to the climbers next to them.

The cheaper ones look a lot more durable than the more expensive ones.
tahoe523

Trad climber
Station Wagon, USA
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:29am PT
It's the yuppiest thing I own and while I have been shamed for it, I love them for single pitch and overhanging routes. I used them for an entire month in Spain, but now they're exclusively a bedroom item. I watch tv and read books while laying down with my head relaxed and the glasses flipped upside down. You can see your feet while looking up at the ceiling. A+ would buy again.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Always thought they were cool.
I remember Bachar wearing a pair.
There must be a pic of it around here somewhere
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:32am PT
Unless she's really good looking why would I watch?
Since I am not then the original scenario is unlikely.
Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:35am PT
This thread (below) is a little bittersweet given that some of the posters are no longer with us, but I still get a laugh out of both the original post and the Ouch! animation.

CU Belay Glasses... wow!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 13, 2012 - 10:01am PT
They kick ass!
matiasek

climber
Davis
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2012 - 10:29am PT
Thanks for all the fast responses. I am definitely already sold on the concept regardless of fashion points. What I am trying to decide is if the cheaper ones are good enough. I will have to look into their return policy.

thanks!
skitch

Trad climber
pdx
Feb 13, 2012 - 10:30am PT
Did you read the review posted on the product page? It's from a climber.
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