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By Jon Kulikowski
Jun 17, 2013
Trusty old Coyotes.

I was recently given a pair of Belay Safe glasses for review, and I must say that I am impressed.

The kit includes the glasses, a hard case, a soft case, a lens cloth, and croakies. I was originally skeptical because of the price and the fact that I had not heard of them. However, upon receipt I was pleasantly surprised by their durable construction.

As an employee of Miguel's Pizza at the Red I climb nearly everyday, and the neck pain from belaying had become all but unbearable. Belay glasses are a must for the avid climber and Belay Safe represents a wonderful value.

Bottom line: Great value!

Check them out at belaysafe.com


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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Jun 18, 2013

wow, looks like CU's reign of being the only belay glass on the market is over, eh? Three direct stateside competitors inside of a year popped up.

Curious to see who catches on and survives- even more curious to see if it will be a regional thing.

edit: wow, $47? Thats half of belay specs and belaggles pricing...and half again of CU. If this product is decent and the optics are good, this one will put the others to bed.


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By chosspector
From San Juans, CO
Jun 18, 2013

You, too, can look like a total dweeb at the crag! A 10'-long stick clip and a "da brim" will complete the package!


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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Jun 18, 2013
At the BRC

chosspector wrote:
You, too, can look like a total dweeb at the crag! A 10'-long stick clip and a "da brim" will complete the package!


Cause we all know that looks are what counts at the crag!


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By Jason Halladay
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From Los Alamos, NM
Jun 18, 2013
Climbing at the Belvedere crag near Nago with a great view of the northern end of Lake Garda and the town of Torbole sul Garda below. June 2013.

chosspector wrote:
You, too, can look like a total dweeb at the crag! A 10'-long stick clip and a "da brim" will complete the package!


Yep, it's all about the looks! (And I use a 16' long stick clip.) I file comments like these into the "clearly this person hasn't yet used belay glasses" category. After using belay glasses the past few years, I have a hard time not using them now.

Regarding these glasses, they appear to be the modded bed reading glasses you can find at Amazon.com
I've made a few of DIY glasses like these and they're holding up alright. Heavy and a bit fragile but if you're careful, they'll last. My wife has a pair of the original CU belay glasses and you certainly get what you pay for. They're light, easy to use over sunglasses, flexible (and therefore way less likely to break) and sleek so you can see around them pretty well.

So now we've got the following options for belay glasses. Any others I'm missing?


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By Red
From Arizona
Jun 18, 2013
Cobra Kai

I did it myself for $11.59 (plus shipping)


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