Would You Actually Climb With Anyone Wearing Da Brim® ?

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The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 7, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
DaBrim is definitely more attractive than skin cancer.
cmcc

Trad climber
Redding, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Credit: cmcc
m_jones

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
Yeah - spend your day in a busy recovery room of a skin cancer center and see if that makes you think just a little about giving someone crap about doing something to maybe keep their entire face for most of their life.

Best way ever to convince a teenage child that yes sunscreen is actually a very good thing.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
I've been holding out on my Da Brim trip reports until I sort out my severe photo organizing and upload issues (which are not technically insurmountable problems, but other stuff has taken precedence for me).

So in the mean time, I'll give my quick review:
 Way more durable than chopping up broken straw hats and duct-taping to helmets, which was my previous preferred strategy. They survive taking the rack sling on and off over the head, getting smashed into a backpack, etc. This process usually makes the straw hat solution last only 2 trips, but no damage to Da Brim.
 On near vertical cracks like Reed's Direct, it can be distracting when leaning in to check a gear placement, shifting back and forth, etc. because the rim of Daa Brim bangs against the wall. But hey, make it smaller to solve this problem and then you don't have the sun protection any more. It could maybe be a little floppier to solve the problem, but then it would fall down in front of your eyes. So overall I think the design trade-offs are pretty good in this product.
 Easy to put on / take off as desired. With my duct-tape creations, it was on for the duration of the adventure until it wasn't, and then there was a big wad of duct tape waste to deal with. Now it can come on/off on a pitch-by-pitch or even mid-pitch basis
 You just can't beat the cool factor, the I'm-ahead-of-the-crowd panache, and the fashion vanguard status you enjoy as a wearer of Da Brim. Some of you may scoff, but you lack vision and a refined sense of style and personal protection. Just look at how cool MisterE is with it!

I must make a disclaimer. It is true I am a professional climber now. I am sponsored. I didn't tell the Da Brim dude when he gave it to me, but I was considering a purchase anyways when I ran out of busted old straw hats!

Some pictures of older solutions functionally inferior to Da Brim (albeit imbued with their own unique style):




No skull bashing protection here, but good sun solution with ventilation:


http://vimeo.com/16755653
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:41am PT
Screw Da Brim. Save Money and do it Red Neck style !
Da Brim be damed
Da Brim be damed
Credit: Snowmassguy
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 5, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Hey, do I get to join the club? Fed ex just arrived with my new brim. :). Just the thing for cycling in the desert.

Credit: rockermike

Now that is one ugly f*#ker. Wouldn't be caught dead hanging with that guy in public. But after two rounds with skin cancer I gotta do what I can. Ha
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 5, 2013 - 02:58pm PT


"Hey, do I get to join the club?"...

Keep at it and you're soon to be President of the company...

MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Hey! That guy wearing the duct-taped straw hat looked a lot like a guy that showed up at Devil's Punchbowl last weekend wearing "DaBrim®"...

DaBrim sighting
DaBrim sighting
Credit: MisterE
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
May 6, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
I've got a justthemaid sighting in Da Brim I can post up, unless she pays me enough protection money...
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 6, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
watched a hiker on top of mckinley posing for snaps lose his brim to the wind...

always though those fedora's were cool

course back then, i wanted to smoke cigars, rob banks and shoot people
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 31, 2013 - 11:55am PT
I met the guy who makes "da Brim" (nice guy); he said he pulled his adds off of Supertopo, because of all these jokes. When a potential customer Googled "da brim", the first thing that came up was this thread spreading disparaging jokes. ha Must be difficult running a small business in this day and age.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jun 1, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
Not sure of the theorey behind this model......

Credit: hamie
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 2, 2013 - 07:32am PT
The thing about this thread, if you read the whole thing, is that eventually you get the impression that DA BRIM IS FOR YOU.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2013 - 07:35am PT
I met the guy who makes "da Brim" (nice guy); he said he pulled his adds off of Supertopo, because of all these jokes. When a potential customer Googled "da brim", the first thing that came up was this thread spreading disparaging jokes. ha Must be difficult running a small business in this day and age.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=da+brim

WTF? It's not even on the first 10 pages?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 8, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Echelon/Prism is monitoring all this loose talk, doncha know?


Da Brim® worn by Boston Marathon Bombers.
Al-Qaeda endorses Da Brim® for covert operations.
Unibomber buys stock in Da Brim®.

...




Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 8, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
It's NOT, Da-Brim,
but is has a BRIM!

Credit: Cosmiccragsman
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Unibomber buys stock in Da Brim®.

UniBrimmer
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 8, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
I think you are (or were) on to something there mrE. A quick Google search finds only 6 or 7 entries with "unibrimmer" as the search - all not relevant.

So, I have just applied for the UniBrimmer® trademark.

Your check will be in Da Mail.

Bear with me, it only 4 minutes.





OT: I've been meaning to ask, but never have, How did you know the slope of all those steeps you used to ski? I'm always trying to figure things out. Anyway, steep slopes with trees? I have to hand it to you. Either one alone seems sufficient to me.

MisterE

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Da Brim season is here! Get your head frisbee on!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jul 23, 2013 - 05:40am PT
I love mine. It makes it feel 15 degrees cooler and reduces the melting factor by 10x.

Plaid
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