Best climbing equipment according to redditors

We found 729 Reddit comments discussing the best climbing equipment. We ranked the 450 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Climbing hardware
Climbing carabiners & quickdraws
Climbing harnesses
Mounteneering & ice climbing equipment
Climbing helmets
Climbing rope, cord & webbing
Rock climbing shoes
Sports & outdoors Clothing
Climbing protection products
Bouldering & wall equipment

Top Reddit comments about Climbing Equipment:

u/ezmuthafckingpz · 53 pointsr/DIY


u/raspwar · 44 pointsr/fixit

Break off the old link from the strap, use a big key ring and a small carabiner- here’s some examples so you can get an idea. Hardware store or any place they make spare keys will have these. You can find them much cheaper than these examples.

key ring

small carabiner

u/coltwanger · 24 pointsr/lifehacks

This one is actually literally designed to be a bag carrier:

u/Kijad · 21 pointsr/LifeProTips

Seconding this advice - it's pretty cheap and highly useful.

I have about 100' of 550 paracord that I carry on every camping trip (store it like this) and I have had two of these that also go with.

Those have been easily the most versatile things I have ever purchased for camping.

u/PandaKhan · 14 pointsr/EDC
  1. [ENO doublenest hammock] (

  2. [25 yards 1" webbing] (

  3. [ENO rainfly pro] (

  4. [hiker first aid kit with extra bandages] (

  5. [set of 6 MSR ground stakes] (

  6. Walther PPS .40 cal in a [crossbreed super tuck] (,ProductName) holster

  7. [26 KN rated carabiners] (

  8. Warbonnet Outdoors [Adjustable Webbing Suspension] (

  9. [Silva Compass with Mirror] (

  10. iphone 4

  11. Uni-ball Super ink .5mm pen. This varies as I have ~10 pens I grab on a day-to-day basis.

  12. Lighter

  13. [Kershaw Scallion Knife] (

  14. True Utility [Utili-key] (

  15. [Nylon billfold] (

  16. [Camelback Alpine Explorer backpack] (

    I realize this may be slightly outside the bounds of "every day carry" but rest assured this backpack is always on/near me.

    The things I have physically on me and basically all times are items: 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

    Everything else pretty much lives in the backpack and stays on me or in my car for access at a moments notice.
u/frontpenguin · 11 pointsr/Fitness

My gym also doesn't allow chalk, but I just sneak using this. Haven't gotten grief for it yet, but if I did, it's not chalk and it doesn't leave a mark.

u/goyploy · 10 pointsr/climbing

This is what you want. It's genuinely miraculous compared to anything else I've tried (though the 6mm sewn sterling isn't awful). Super smooth when rappelling but it grabs really, really hard when you let go. I use the 13.5 inch one and it's just right.

u/Wllmmsn · 10 pointsr/pocketsand

I like to use Climbing chalk bags to hold my pocket sand so it is always at the ready in case of an attack.

u/monsterbun · 10 pointsr/Fitness

You should consider an Ecoball. Its like a stocking sort of thing filled with chalk and you just kind of roll it around in your hands to get some chalk. It is a lot less messy than loose chalk. There is a little bit of dust but if you put it on your towel and put it away in its little bag when you're finished it shouldn't be a problem. It also does not put so much chalk on your hands that it gets stuck in the knurling on the barbell, so there is not much for the gym people to complain about. Here is one that is on Amazon: I think they have them at REI, too, in the rock climbing section.

Also, when I first started lifting and wasn't sure if chalk would make a huge difference, I tried out some baby powder first. Works pretty well on sweaty palms, smells nice and is not chalk. Just get a small travel-size bottle.

Good luck from another female lifter!

u/totaldrk62 · 10 pointsr/motocamping

I had the Eno double nest for a few years and it was a good hammock. I recently upgraded to the Hennessy Explorer Deluxe as I'm 6'3 and found the Expedition was a little short for me. It comes with the bug net attached (instead of encasing like the Eno) and the rainfly all in one. If I had to do it all over again I never would have purchased the Eno. Look at the options Hennessy has and see if they have something that will fit your frame and weight as well as packing ability. I take my hammock moto camping and to the BWCA for a week every year and it's served me extremely well.

If the hammock doesn't come with the snakeskins pick them up. Huge time saver and they used to come with the hammock. Don't bother with the stock straps. I ended up picking up slapstraps for my Eno and found they were much better than the Hennessy ones. The Hennessy ones you have to wrap around trees or whatever and they're just kind of a pain. Make sure you get the pro version of the slap straps. Pick up a couple of climbing rings and a couple decent carabiners and you're good.

u/kampliekt · 9 pointsr/climbing
u/beavioso · 9 pointsr/Fitness

You might find the Eco Ball to be useful. It's probably found in stores that have climbing gear.

u/marky_sparky · 9 pointsr/climbing

Here's a selection from the first page of results in the "ropes" subcategory of the Climbing section:

There are probably at least 100 similar listings.

u/PerplexedPirate · 9 pointsr/EDC

Yeah... Thats not good. Buy a real carabiner and own it for life.

u/tanglisha · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I use this stuff. It's clear chalk. Sucks for climbing, works great for lifting.

The only place I leave handprints is on my pants, not quite sure how that works out :)

u/alexh934 · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I use the eco-ball for climbing and for lifting because it doesn't mark anything up and my gym only permits non-marking chalk.

I just rub my hands a bit before my last set of deadlifts and when I climb.

u/bythog · 7 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Then get the bags of chalk substitute. Something like this or liquid chalk.

u/ArtieLimited · 7 pointsr/DIY

OP delivers!

We had originally considered purchasing a vehicle lift, but they were much more expensive, required a lot of headroom (the garage ceiling is only about 8'4" high), and would have required us to change the garage door tracks and opener to let it clear. This was a much simpler (and cooler) solution.

Many parts were purchase from Amazon, so I provided links so you can take a look.


  • Winch

  • Pulley

  • Carabiners

  • Snatch blocks

  • Rope hoist

  • Hydraulic Vehicle Moving Dollies

  • 3/16 (840LB capacity) steel cable

  • Cable clamps

  • Cable 'eyes' (keeps the cable in a nice curve when going around the carabiners)

  • Lag bolts


    I had access to the studs and rafters as we removed the drywall to remodel the garage, so I was able to use 2x4s and 2x12s to strengthen the areas where the eye hooks were secured.

    I built these pivoting support blocks to keep the axle from taking any of the load. I put carpet on the blocks to keep them from scraping the new garage floor.

    I use these dollies to position the trailer to be hooked up to the pivot blocks.

    I use the rope hoist to make the raising and lowering of the trailer a one person operation. You need to pull the trailer away from the wall to get it to start lowering and also need to steady it on its way up so it doesn't fall into position too quickly.
u/isitryanornah · 6 pointsr/techtheatre

My boss uses a rock climbing chalk bag, specifically this one:

It has 2 large zippered pouches and alot of space for stuff like tie line, a knife, adapters, gaff tape, Sharpies, etc. You can even use a carabiner and hang XLR and DMX cables on it. As an added bonus, its black, so perfect for us theater folk :) And all for only $10.

u/nails_bjorn · 5 pointsr/Slackline

>over $600 to start

If you want a cheaper version of the above, without having to buy all the Slacktivity equipment (I live in the USA, so importing all that comes out as quite pricey), you can do the following:

  • Buy 2 cheap stainless shackles and approximately 20-30 feet of 1 inch tubular webbing (any type will do). Tie a frost knot (or an overhand on a bite with extra slack will do, as there is essentially 0 force on this ever) in one end of the webbing, and make your own soft release.
  • 3 - 5 of these 1 inch pulleys off of amazon. Use a grinder/hacksaw/drill to grind off the metal nub on the end, and go to the hardware store to buy some locking nuts, washers, and a 1.75" bolt.
  • Some skate bearings off of amazon (4 bearings per homemade webbing pulley). These go over the bolts, with washers in between, of the pulleys that you took apart to make a homemade set of these. Buy some cheap pear carabiners to go with them. You have now made your own highslides/cheap hangovers for 1/3 - 1/2 the price depending on how many you wanted.
  • Find a 3d printing service near you and 3D print your own linegrips. Buy some very thin rubber (most people recommend the 1 mm vibram sheets, but I used this cheaper one and it works fine) and super glue, thread it with ~6mm cordelette and you have your own linegrip. Do this as many times as you want.
  • Tie some cordelette into bunny-ears knots with differing lengths on each one, and clip your homemade webbing pulleys to each loop. The loop lengths should be long enough that your webbing pulleys don't hit each other. Clip one of the sets of webbing pulleys to your home-printed linegrip, and the other set to anywhere on your anchor. These are your homemade soft RPs.
  • You need 1 weblock. For price, instead of buying 2 stainless shackles, just get 1 and buy the cat-on-slack soft release to hook in directly to your soft release. Or get the normal weblock they sell and hook it onto your stainless shackle. For weight, get a weblock that does not have sharp edges at the connection point and use a soft shackle (discussed below) to connect it to your soft release (like the alpine weblock or use a purelock to go straight into your soft release, both of which are pricey).
  • Don't buy pre-constructed soft shackles, as they gouge you for the price. Buy your own 1/4" amsteel and make your own soft shackles (1 or 2 is fine for long-lining, make 4 or 5 for highlining as you will swap these out for the steel ones on your soft release).
  • For anchors themselves, buy static rope. There are plenty of options out there, and what thickness/weight/breaking strength you want depends on your personal priorities in anchor construction, so I won't make a specific recommendation to you. Canyoneering static rope tends to be better in terms of weight/breaking strength, but is pricier. Depends on what you want.

    This allows you to use the above posted method, even up to a 27:1 mechanical advantage (if you 3d printed 3 linegrips, with 5 pulleys so you could put 2 extra 3:1 multipliers on a 3:1 system) without losing efficiency. Rigging 100m in the park is impossible just using normal carabiners; you really need the webbing pulleys/hangovers. Best of all, you've accomplished this at a fraction of the price of buying pre-made gear, and none of your janky homemade pulleys or linegrips are life-dependent pieces of gear if you went highlining.
u/totallyshould · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I use a chalk bag/ball, and it's in ziplock bag when I'm not using it, so it doesn't spill and go all over the place.

u/brickabrack · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Why is chalk not an option? I'm also 5' with a hand length of just under 6 inches from tip of middle finger to wrist, pulling around 165lbs with a double overhand grip, and I chalk the fuck up between every set. Take a look at this non-marking chalk substitute:

Definitely start doing grip exercises, though. When you lift, make sure that your knuckles are white. Your hands may tear, but just let them heal and carry on.

Also, try not to use mixed grip unless you absolutely can't get the bar up without it. There is an awesome, mentor-like woman at my gym who forces me not to use mixed grip unless I'm going a ridiculous weight or a really high number of reps. I really, really value her for that.

u/ProfessorPaulKrugman · 5 pointsr/bouldering




Chalk Brush

Merry Christmas!

u/AllenUnderdunk · 5 pointsr/EDC

I use a few things. I use a FreeKey. to hold my car key, office key, Leatherman P4, & Preon P0. I also have a 6” cable ring that has house keys. The two rings are attached with a small black S binder. It allows me to leave my house keys in the car when I am at work so there is less pocket bulk. The FreeKey is a little thicker than a standard split ring so I have 9mm split rings as spacers on anything that has a small attachment hole.

u/cantrecall · 5 pointsr/EDC

I use an S-biner. It keeps my keys out of my pocket (attached to a belt loop) and lets me pick and choose which keys/extras I want to carry.

u/tinyOnion · 4 pointsr/climbing

it's likely not unsafe for belaying with an atc (never said it was "unsafe"... just using that choice along with the alpine harness picked to gauge overall skill level and overall ambition. the extra harnesses imply that she was going to be a mentor for people without gear.), but no climber I have seen uses one. The d shaped locker that she listed is very narrow and when used to rappel on two ropes has the two strands at two different parts of the nose and very staggered. I also think it might crossload easier because of the shape of it. All I am saying is that someone with the proper knowledge and skills to keep other people safe probably wouldn't choose a small D as a belay carabiner. (I have that exact d shaped biner and it's nice enough for clipping bolts but not as a belay carabiner.)

the petzl attache is a smallish pear shaped that works well or the bigger hms style is another style that works well. The HMS has the benefit that you can throw a munter hitch on it and belay/rappel with that if you ever dropped your atc.

The rocklock works better and is cheaper:

or the package deal:

The williams is another one that is nice and would be a good belay carabiner.

u/Harrygldfarb · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I sneak a climbing chalk sock in a towel. Just found this on amazon too.

u/swagles · 3 pointsr/streetwear
u/aravena · 3 pointsr/EDC

Top to Bottom, Left to Right...

u/quizzic · 3 pointsr/climbing

Liquid chalk usually comes in a tube and you squirt a little bit on your hands and then rub it around. It dries really quickly, leaving your hands coated with "chalk" that doesn't get in the air. I'm not a big fan though, I find it less effective than regular chalk, and a lot of people don't use it properly and end up making a bigger mess than they would have with loose chalk.

u/Noexit · 3 pointsr/Fitness

The Metolius Eco Chalk Ball is pretty handy. My gym doesn't have chalk, and while not necessarily forbidden it is frowned on. This is a non-messy chalk that doesn't get all over the place and keeps my fairly sweaty hands dry and grippy; I wouldn't rate it quite as high as a good block of regular gym chalk but it gets the job done. If you're interested in using chalk I'd recommend it to try.

u/attackoftheack · 3 pointsr/lifting

Good advice. Eco ball works as well. Bring a towel to wipe the bar off with even if you use liquid chalk. Chalk and chalk substitutes absorb moisture, which is how they provide more friction/grip but this is the same mechanism that rusts equipment. Wipe equipment dry even if you are just using sprays or alcohol to wipe down equipment.

u/iamweasel1022 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I promise you will never look back

u/nreyes238 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Flashlight: Nitecore TIP

Knife: Byrd Cara Cara

Pen: Pilot Kakuno

Wallet: Saddleback Leather Sleeve Wallet

Caribiner: Metolius Mini

Total: 98.33

More realistically, I would DIY the wallet with a $10 piece of tooling leather, and get a better knife like a Spyderco Efficient. This would put me a couple dollars over, so swap the pen for a Zebra F701. Total:$100.42

Hard mode:

Flashlight: Nitecore Tube

Knife: Opinel #6

Pen: Pilot Kakuno (same as linked above)

Wallet: DIY Sleeve (as discussed above)

Caribiner: Metolius (same as linked above)

Total: $49.14

u/LivingActive · 3 pointsr/crossfit

Check out a rock climbing chalk bag. Sukoa Chalk Bag with Quick-Clip Belt and 2 Large Zippered Pockets

u/Signe · 3 pointsr/actuallesbians

I have carabiners, but never on me. They're for bondage, climbing, backpacking and whatever else. I do keep an S-clip on my purse at all times, though.

u/Cinnadom · 3 pointsr/weightlifting

Have you tried just searching online for nylon webbing?

Here's a large roll of it on amazon.

Here's a shorter section on ebay.

Here's a site that specializes in strapping.

Plenty more results from a quick search if that's the type you're looking for.

u/boffman · 3 pointsr/cedarrapids

look into liquid chalk. It doesn't make a mess like regular powdered chalk. I use it at my gym that has a 'no chalk' rule. Personal trainers have seen me use it and haven't made a single comment.

u/SleepEatLift · 3 pointsr/GripTraining

Option 1... if those are truly the only options.


Option 2 is waaay overpriced. Amazon sells it for $22, or better yet drill in the eye bolt yourself for even less. Wood is extremely smooth too, so not great for training.

Option 3, not great for pinch, but at least it's not bare wood. Atomik brand holds are cheaper, grippier, and you can get bigger sizes.

Might i suggest Option 4: make everything yourself for less than the cost of those elephant balls.

> Also, what can I do for wrist training like supination, pronation, ulnar and radial deviation

Sledge levering. Hammers come in all sizes. Or you could make a similar lever device.

u/Girfex · 3 pointsr/EDC

Actual carabiner, for 11 bucks and free shipping.

u/zxj4k3xz · 3 pointsr/airsoft

Could buy some buckles and webbing and make your own compression straps

u/Archimedes_One · 3 pointsr/Fallout

Items used:

  • Bondo body filler ~40$

  • Foam mats: $20

  • Ski goggles: $30

  • Fiberglass resin: $15

  • Painter's mask (required for fiberglass resin fumes): $15 to $30

  • Fiberglass cloth: $10

  • Spray-paint (flat black, olive green, granite, shiny silvery colour): ~$5 each (I had everything but olive green on hand.)

  • Folk Art acrylic paint (Black, Burgundy, Orange, Yellow, Brown): I'd just buy a $20 set if you don't have any.

  • Window screen material (I had some on hand, but a roll might run you as much as $20)

  • ~10 sticks of hot glue

  • Card stock

  • X-acto knife

  • Ruler

  • 1 Inch Black Polypro Webbing

  • Tiny flashlight

  • Sandpaper (preferably for a power sander)

  • Trench coat (Thrift stores can be handy for finding these for cheap. I already had one): anywhere from $5 to $100+

  • Balaclava

  • Time: Priceless

    My Total: ~$150

    It's hard to say how much time it took in total, but I'm guessing it took somewhere around 250 hours, maybe?


    How I did it:

    For the vest and arm-guards I used these foam mats which I got at, but I also spotted some at my local Big Lots.

    I simply drew on the shapes, using a picture of a NCR ranger as a guide, then cut them out, painted them, and bam-shazam, finished. (The vest is held together with some this stuff and hot glue and the arm-guards are held on with that same rope-like stuff and velcro.)

    And for the helmet I used a pepakura template printed onto card stock which I then cut out and glued together to make the a paper frame with the basic shape of the helmet. Next I coated the helmet in fiberglass resin, twice, before applying fiberglass cloth to the inside and coating that with more resin. After that I coated the entire outside of the helmet in Bondo body filler then sanded it down. This was to get rid of the jagged edges of the paper frame. I also added the dents at this stage. Finally, I used a rotary tool to cut out the ear hole, eyes, and mouth hole.

    Once that was done I could move on to painting the thing. I coated the whole thing in a flat black spray-paint, inside and out, then used an olive green spray paint on the helmet.

    The mask was a bit more complicated (probably unnecessarily so). With a disposable paint brush I applied a combiniation of a granite coloured spray-paint and and some sort of shiny, silver spray paint. (It actually worked really well, but I feel like there might have been a better way of doing it.)

    Once all of the mask pieces (and damaged areas of the helmet) were painted grey, I attached the filter to the side with a nut and bolt through a hole that I drilled, and added the lenses, which came from a pair of ski goggles, using hot glue. I glued screen material (like the kind you would use for a window screen) to the inside of the filer, the ear hole, and the mouth hole so I could breath and hear in the damned thing, then put a little flashlight on the inside of the flashlight casing and glued those pieces to the side of the helmet after everything else was finished.

    After that was the detailing. I enlarged some decals I found online, printed and cut out some stencils, then used white spray-paint and the stencils to get the numbers.

    After that was done I could start to give it some age, dirt, and grime. I lightly sanded the newly painted helmet which was a little too shiny, and the numbers a little too crisp, then carved in the tally-marks on the side. Then I watered down a black acrylic paint and rubbed that over every surface with a paper towel, which took no time at all.

    We're in the home stretch here...

    Lastly was the rust effect. I lightly watered down some burgundy, brown, orange, yellow, and black acrylic paints and painted those on, being sure to use as little paint as possible and focusing on areas that would rust the most i.e. edges, corners, grooves, tally-marks.

    For the trench coat I used a trench coat.

    For the balaclava I used a balaclava.

    For the pants I used pants.
u/neverProfessional · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get an eco ball. works like chalk and leaves no residue at all.

u/iaccidentlytheworld · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Yep. But my advice would be to try chalk. Get an eco ball if they don't let you use chalk since it's non-marking. Made a HUGE difference for me. In regards to straps, I wouldn't recommend them basically ever. They mess with your grip. Use a mixed grip only on your heaviest set which is probably when you're slipping. But chalk is still my first suggestion. Your grip strength will improve the more you practice.

u/carefact0rzero · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

I ditched the stock rope on my Eno and customized it a bit. I got some Amsteel blue and made a continuous loop that passes through the channel and a rap ring. Finished product looks like this. You will never have to worry about a knot coming loose again with this setup, and it makes hanging the hammock a breeze, just clip a carabiner to the rap rings and you're done.

u/blocktive · 2 pointsr/kettlebell

I’ve had great luck with this:

Metolius Eco Ball Non-Marking Chalk

u/the0rthopaedicsurgeo · 2 pointsr/Fitness

There are other alternatives like ecoball, which I think is a kind of resin or something, so no dust. I use a regular chalk ball which is cleaner than loose chalk, and the same one has lasted me about 3 years.

And as was said above, chalk adds a ridiculous amount to your grip. My grip gives out after a few reps at about 150kg but when I last tested my 1rm at 215kg with chalk I had no problems. Ideally you should go as long as you can without it though just to help build your hand strength, and hold your final rep at the top for as long as possible.

u/JHawkInc · 2 pointsr/cosplayers

I'm working on some Halo Armor, and I'll be using Nylon Straps and Plastic Buckles to hold my pieces in place.

My intent is to glue (or otherwise fasten, depending on what holds best) the straps to the inside of the pieces, so I can put them on and clip them around whatever body part they're on (shins and chest/back, for example), or to clip pieces so they'll hold in place (mostly clipping thigh pieces to the belt to hold them up, and upper arm pieces to torso for the same reason).

It kinda depends on the piece, really. My forearm pieces more or less hold themselves in place by how well they fit around the wrist. I like the velcro tutorial posted here, too.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have the exact same issue and chalk helped me out a ton. I actually got one of those no mess type chalk bags since my gym doesnt allow regular chalk and it works like a charm.

u/pandapoonage · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/edenrestored · 2 pointsr/magnetfishing

Yeah, I'd check out paracord 750 - The next step up from what you have, which is 5 mm in size. Although, only being 1 mm more, might not make a huge difference.

A lot of people use 1/4 inch (called para-max) which is like 6.4mm. You'd probably be ok with something like this - 1000lb tensile strength. Although that is below 1300, I don't understand what could be stronger than this, I've yet to see any higher than this, so maybe what I said about the rope being stronger is wrong. There's people out there with 3500 magnets, so idk wha they use besides steel cables haha:

Here's what I got - It's still only 550 lb breaking strength but its 8 mm thick! Should make pulling a breeze! This is from Canada, so maybe search for something similar on the .com

This helped me a lot, it's a size comparison chart showing thickness up to 1/4:

u/lectures · 2 pointsr/climbing
  1. A lot of places you'll want more draws than 12. Normally I carry 2-4 alpine draws which are great for use under roofs and such. It's nice to have slings anyway, for backing up your PAS before going off belay or anchoring to a tree at a sketchy belay ledge, or whatever.
  2. For rappelling autoblocks or emergency ascending, sterling's hollow autoblock loops are the best thing ever. I use the shorter 13.5 inch version.
  3. You'll likely want a stick clip. Get the superclip, not the trango one.
  4. I prefer a tarp to a bag. Personal thing, but it's nice to be able to strap it to any pack and easier to keep the rope off the ground while belaying. Trango's is good. Otherwise, for a bag you might as well use the $2 ikea one.
  5. Helmets. Suck it up. Newbies are usually on routes with more flipping/headbanging/rockfall potential than on steep overhanging 12's.
u/DJPattySkank · 2 pointsr/climbharder

I've been wondering this myself lately. I only started hangboarding a few weeks ago as part of RCTM beginner plan, and my hangboard (Metolious Simulator) doesn't have pinches on it. Bought a set of 3" wood balls to train pinches from Amazon (link) but have been having a really hard time doing 6 x 10s even with a lot of weight off with pulley system. I've been debating between a set of pinches from Atomik's system screw on holds or making pinch blocks like these.

u/NoMansKing · 2 pointsr/EDC

Black Diamond is commonly associated with outdoor sports, with needs such as for climbing and hiking. A lot of their offerings are robust and intended for actual hard use and rated appropriately for safety, hence the "heavy" description you're seeing.

They also have a lot lighter simpler offerings that are great for the common EDC'er and retain the climbing safety rating if you ever decide to take it climbing or etc.

One suggestion from Black Diamond: [Neutrino] ( (several colours available)

A cheaper alternative that's also popular: Metolius FS Mini II (several colours available)

Note, these 2 brands are commonly available online or in outdoor sporting goods kind of stores like an REI. These carabiner makers often also make locking variants if you prefer the extra security.


Nite-Ize products are generally more for light use, and they're more about the features, design, and varieties. They're not rated for climbing but they give a load-bearing rating to almost all of their carabiners larger than the micro series.

They have a lot of variations to choose from including size, colour, material, locking or non-locking, and shape. They also have larger holders too, for example a carabiner that itself holds like 6 micro carabiners.

What you hear about failing is either a QC issue or the issue that with the double wire gate system sometimes you can have the gate accidentally open.

You can find these in a variety of stores or online. I've seen these in Home Depot and Walmart too.

u/Abiogeneralization · 2 pointsr/Fitness

A few things I can see from your squat (also, I'm close to a beginner myself so take this all with a grain of salt): I'm not sure from this angle if you're doing a low bar squat or a high bar squat: looks a little high to me. And your wrist position is letting the bar roll around on your back. Your wrists should stay in line with your forearms: like your throwing a punch, not doing a pushup. I found this video helpful at addressing both issues. This is my favorite general squat video. And chalk is important for getting a good grip on heavy weights; I never train without it.

Also hard to tell if you're doing this from this angle but it helped me with any knee issues I was having. When you squat down, you want to start by shoving your butt backwards. That's what should initiate the movement, not bringing your knees forward. You then want to continue the movement by bending your knees forward and outwards, keeping them in line with the 30 degree angle of your feet (I can't see if your feet are wide enough or pointed far enough apart from this angle). BUT don't let your knees go beyond the tips of your toes! Some people train this by putting a block of wood or something in front of their toe to they can train not knocking it over on the way down. You make up for this by shoving your butt out farther so you can get down nice and low, which also helps engage proper hip drive recruitment of the posterior chain muscles. The knees in front of the toes thing is known to cause knee issues.

Important: focus your gaze on a point on the floor just five feet in front of you while squatting. I've started actually putting an object there for me to laser in on. Keep your chest puffed up and your chin low, like you're holding a tennis ball there with your chin.

Your bar path isn't quite vertical; I can see it moving forward as you go down in the video. Some of the things I've suggested should help there. In general, the mental cue to keep the bar over your mid foot is helpful for me.

I think you're going down far enough; It's hard to tell because of your gym shorts. Maybe just a little bit farther would be good. I find it's way easier to get back up when I go down far, even though that's scary! That combined with shoving your butt back will activate hip drive.

Your deadlift form looks pretty good! I can see just a little bit of back rounding on your last couple reps, which is best to avoid. But that can happen as we get fatigued. Try lying down on the floor and doing some back extensions just to feel the muscles your should be flexing hard during the lift to keep your back extended.

Also focus in general a bit more! I can see you glancing at people around the room and the gears in your head turning during your set. It's best to try and get in the zone, blocking everything else out. I worry over and work on form during my warm up sets, but try to just let my body do its thing during the work sets. If there's a form issue, I'll correct it on my next workout instead of trying to change anything between work reps. All I'm thinking during the work sets is, "NO HISTRIONICS - ASS BACK, MID FOOT, ASS UP! ASS BACK, MID FOOT, ASS UP..."

I'm not sure about squatting barefoot. I know some people deadlift that way, but I haven't heard squatting barefoot recommended. These are great and you can get them for <$60 if you don't care about the color. Made all the difference for me - keeps your ankles and knees stable while letting your push nice and hard.

Embrace the DOMS - love the DOMS. There's a difference between pain and injury. I was getting crazy DOMS for a while, but did my squats anyway. The DOMS were gone by the end of the workout (and then came back twice as hard the next day!). But eventually that stopped and I don't get DOMS much anymore.

Overuse and possible medical issues are no joke. I've never had an injury worse than the time I spent two full days walking around Washington DC in dress shoes. Most doctors don't understand training, but get their advice about your knees anyway. I'd blame your knee issues on your job before blaming them on squatting.

If you haven't already, definitely read Starting Strength no matter what program you're moving towards.

u/RyanMcDanDan · 2 pointsr/GearTrade

Yeah, it seems steep but I am just going off of the receipts I have from my purchases.



Hammock - 135

Hammock Rainfly - 140

Snake skin - 20

2QZQ - Mod 4 - 92

Atlas straps - 30

Carabiners - 14 (you need 2)

Omega Ring - 20 (you need 4 of them)

Dry compression - 45


None of this includes shipping or taxes. That being said, it's a great setup and I am not disappointed with how it performs. If you pick up an under quilt then this setup is unstoppable.


EDIT 2: The hammock includes the price for the original rainfly, I still have that and don't want it.

u/cyrusm · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've never tried them, but Eco Ball mess free chalk is supposed to be pretty effective.

u/bryan4tw · 2 pointsr/Survival

I just bought mine last week. So far it is epic. I am going camping 10/25-10/27 ask me the following Monday, 10/28, and I'll give you an update.

If I can make a couple of recommendations: 4x rappelling rings, 2x caribeaners.

You can put the hammock up in a few seconds if you have snake skins.

u/RaspersProgress · 2 pointsr/wma


This is so helpful. Thank you. What did you go with as far as thread - like a tough nylon? I'm thinking that what I will need to do is go through the fabric of the jacket and some nylon strapping, kind of like this stuff. My current thought is to add a "back cinch" sort of similar to what SPES has done with their Hussar jacket:

u/kslatin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have an immersion blender on my wishlist because there is a really good recipe for butternut squash sweet potato slowcooker macaroni chili (Edit: I mixed up the recipes). that requires a blender and I don't have a blender.

Edit again: Ok. I'm all over the place. I think it was some kind of butternut squash pasta. The chili doesn't need a blender.

Alternatively, on my "fitness stuff" list I have something called a chalk ball. I go bouldering 3 times a week and if you don't know, chalk is used when climbing to help with friction or something like that... but anyways, it'll make it easier for me to bring chalk to the gym with me without the risk of spilling chalk everywhere.

u/groberts1980 · 2 pointsr/amazon
u/Seventh777 · 2 pointsr/climbing

Brand new climber here - been to the local rock gym twice and I'm hooked. Will be doing indoor stuff only with my girlfriend about once a week.

I picked up a pair of 5.10 shoes today, and am looking at getting my own belay device and carabiner. The popular stuff on Amazon is all the Black Diamond stuff. Just wondering if it's any good - it's pretty inexpensive. The recommended belay carabiner is $12, and for something this important I don't mind spending more for a higher quality (safer) locking one. This is the one I'm looking at:

With this belay device:

Are these any good? I have no problem spending whatever on a better setup if it's safer and will last a while. I do a lot of other outdoor sports and I know that some of the entry level gear can be a bit on the cheaply made side and I don't want to risk something breaking to save a few bucks.


Edit: I know this has to be the most asked question on here, so apologies in advance..

u/hybridsole · 2 pointsr/Hammocks


I purchased these as an upgrade to my eno doublenest. While there are probably better carabiners out there, there are few as strong and as lightweight for 7$.

edit- narfaniel beat me to it with these exact same ones.

u/Roomslinger · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

Tucker's hitch and 15 ft of this stuff is what I have used for the past couple of years. I like cheap and easy...®-Polypro-Webbing/dp/B001QL2C26

You could whip up some of the thicker "tree huggers" for even less.

Just tie the loops on the ends (you'll have plenty of extra material to play with). It's also really easy material to stitch together on a sewing machine if you want to make a for-reals set.

u/BretHollingsworth · 2 pointsr/climbing

I hope you are using the Bison Competition Chalk, which is good stuff. The base bison chalk my gym lends out is terrible.
Recommend THIS
----Avoid THIS

u/TheVeganFisherman · 2 pointsr/vegan

Get on it!!

You can check or Brute magnetics if you're in the USA there's a ton of selection (I'd go with brute if you can!)

Otherwise, in Canada here's what I got:



Another great cord (longer):

That's all you need. The rest is optional. 1 magnet and 1 cord. But, I'd go with some gloves at least.

The double sided ones say 800lbs for example, but that's a combined strength (400 on each side). Where as the ones with the hook on top that pull on one side only, they pull the weight it says.

Avoid thin rope, and make sure your cord can pull more (higher breaking strength) than the magnet can pull. I'd avoid premade kits like these:

I bought it and the magnet is ok, but everything else is garbage. Go with a brute premade kit if you can. You also NEED loctite (red) to threadlock the thing from coming out of the magnet.

Edit: also here's my channel in case you wanna see it in action!

u/Loveyourwives · 2 pointsr/homegym

> I plan on getting 3" pulleys here soon which should make the pull much more smooth.

This is where my upgrade path for the pulleys stopped. 10 bucks. They work great:

u/666fixed · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/Skellephant · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Something like this is preferred for not leaving a route "traced". Or lifting heavy without spilling chalk all over or making the bars turn white.

u/anonymau5 · 2 pointsr/magnetfishing


I just ordered that for the same magnet you bought. Can't speak from experience yet but the strength is just under double the max pull and it's specifically for magnet fishing. It has good ratings too.


Your boyfriend is right, it's another crazy hobby... but I promise once he sees what you start pulling from the waters he's going to want his own magnet!

u/hammockman76 · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

I did the same thing and used some paracord, like mentioned by others, it stretches and is not too kind to trees. A few weeks ago I broke open the piggy bank and spent 8 bucks on some polyester webbing straps, with that I had enough to make two sets. If you have questions on how I can show with pictures and stuff tomorrow.

u/PCGCentipede · 2 pointsr/DIY

I put this on my table. Attached by screwing some nylon webbing to the table, threaded with D-rings. If you go with the webbing, put a bunch of superglue on the webbing and allow it to dry first, that will make it more solid so you can screw through it without it binding up and shredding.

u/vanillarain · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Eco Ball Chalk is the tits:

Or Harbinger straps:

90% of the people at my gym use those straps. Then again, they won't necessarily help strengthen the grip.

u/gagnonca · 2 pointsr/Patriots

I also have one of these for home training. trying to do pull-ups with only your fingertips will give you a great forearm pump. Plus climbing is fun so it's a great way to workout.

u/shadesofzen · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

So I got these Climbing Balls as a gift over Christmas but I've been trying to figure out what kind of strap/webbing to use to hang them with. Anyone have recommendations?

u/dan820 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just ordered this for myself. I'm betting it'll work out for you too.

u/mydogcecil · 1 pointr/Slackline

It's that easy.

For one more thing, you could add 2 of these pulleys (or any cheap climbing pulley) to use as a multiplier to achieve a very tight line.

And, if using trees, don't forget to use tree protection.

u/Bathroomdestroyer · 1 pointr/paracord

I got mine on Amazon.

u/justateburrito · 1 pointr/EDC

I'll start. I use a Nite Ize #3 for my main, and I attach small items (i.e. flashlight, knife) with Nite Ize #.5. I have had items come detached often but they always just fall in my pocket.

u/duck_in_disguise · 1 pointr/climbing

Some people only pack enough for one go each time, others use liquid chalk. I've tried the stuff once myself; feels so weird, but it works pretty well!

u/nickrct · 1 pointr/camping

I just bought the same 1 inch webbing from Amazon, 25 yards for less than 8 bucks. You don't even need to stitch anything, just cut two yards worth of webbing and just do a figure 8 on a bight knot at the end of each. Bonus: you still got an extra 21 yards to play with.

u/launch201 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

On the suspension question - It's fine, the slap straps are strong and do their job. The downside is that the loops on the slap straps are about every 6 inches, so it might be hard to get that "just right" hanging... I used the slap straps for my first year and I was fine, I'd focus on other aspects for the time being. One other quick point, if you are looking to cut weight down the carabiners that come with the ENO are steel and heavy, those are easily replaced. If you want to get into more weight cutting and more advanced suspension system I would look at the whoopie sling, that's what's en vouge right now, I just got my slings but have not had a chance to use them yet.

just like satty said, you're going to lose warmth rating due to compression on the sleeping bag. I find this true with down and synthetics alike. Unlike sleeping on the ground you're going to really feel the wind if it's cold and windy. I can vividly remember freezing through a 30 degree night in a 30 degree bag with no sleeping pad. Sleeping pads will help a lot, so would a UQ. I just saw the pea pod setup a month ago on here, and I'm dying to try it out, let us know how it works out!

a tarp or a rainfly, properly rigged, should keep rain out in 'normal weather'. that tent looking tarp you found looks cool, not sure exactly what it is... I know that some people rave about the warbonnet tarps, I bought a ENO tarp when I got my hammock, I wish I had gotten a warbonnet in hindsight, but the ENO works fine for me. It's nice to have the privacy as well as the wind guard, so I usually use the tarp even in good weather.

Enjoy the hammock and take some pictures for us!

u/mclendenin · 1 pointr/crossfit


This stuff makes your hands practically magnetic to the bar. Can't blame your grip anymore on tough lifts. Love it.

u/YupYesYeah · 1 pointr/weightroom

Liquid chalk as in liquid chalk... Just search it on amazon/google. Linking on mobile is a pain, sorry.

Edit: Liquid chalk, if that helps clarify. If you're having trouble searching for it, include something about weightlifting or [rock] climbing in your searches and you'll get better results.

u/ketovin · 1 pointr/orangecounty

About chalk, get this :

It's basically invisible chalk and does not leave a mess. I've been using it and it's amazing.

u/LyleGately · 1 pointr/Fitness

> I've never actually gotten to the point where I simply couldn't lift it.

There's your problem. Your body is mechanically strong for the deadlift movement. You'll surprise yourself. For me, a failed deadlift never even gets off the floor so there's no harm in trying.

I'm 6'0" 170 pounds and pulled 295 for 2 last week and 285 for 5 the week before. Just keep upping the weight.

I mean if you have incredibly long (for your height) legs or short (for your height) arms that'll hurt your numbers, but I think at 265 you're well below the point where you'd notice it. A 'perfectly' proportioned person will have their pubic bone be at half their height and their wingspan approximately equal to their height.

Last edit: Alternate grip will help a ton. Do it on your highest weight set. Also, chalk. I use this stuff which I put on in the lockerroom and no one notices out on the gym floor. Doesn't leave a residue on the bar or the floor.

u/itstoearly · 1 pointr/Fitness

Well anything you grip will work your forearms in one way or another, but how well a rope pull works our forearms, I couldn't tell you.

If you have space where you live, you could also buy a hangboard, which is a popular among serious climbers for training their grip as well.

u/Lordica · 1 pointr/Advice

Okay, try this. Get a length of flat nylon webbing long enough to stretch from your bathroom door to a solid anchor. Fasten one end to the bathroom door, the other to your anchor.

u/aomm26 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I am looking into buying a free standing pullup bar as well. I have not done too much research, but have been looking into:

u/LustyRazor · 1 pointr/EDC

$350 is a good chunk of change to spend.

As far as wallets go, I just use an old leather business card holder so I won't be much help there.

I did quite a bit of research before getting my knife—weight, size, blade type, the way it opened, etc—before landing on the Ontario Rat II. But now I want a Benchmade. And a Kershaw. And a CRKT.

As far as carabiners go, I've used all types, but am currently using—and liking—the S-biner with the bottle opener.

Once I got a pocket flashlight, I caught myself using it daily (at night). That particular pocket light has some relief cuts that make it "self-defensy".

I try to keep it simple and functional, but it's all about how you're going to use it. Hell, you could spend $300 on a knife, $20 on a light, put $10 in your pocket and call it a day.

u/Jamesolon · 1 pointr/EDC

Metolius FS Mini Carabiner (2015) - Black

I’ve been using this one for about 3 years. Yes it’s a rock climbing one but that just means is heavy duty. And for $6 you can’t really go wrong.

u/Erisiah · 1 pointr/Fitness

They make some chalk balls with clear powder if you're worried about making a mess. I use one and it works very well.

u/Victoignis · 1 pointr/Fitness

ecoball - chalk substitute. Doesn't get as messy as chalk and heard it's better than liquid chalk (I personally never used liquid chalk before). In fact, its pretty clean imo (I keep mine in a ziplock bag). Picked it up because the gym I use to go to didn't allow chalk. Cheap and each ball lasts me a really long time.

u/stevil30 · 1 pointr/homegym

not "cheap" per se but $13 dollar climbing pulleys are like sex after using a pulley from home depot.. it's worth it if you're designing your own pulley system

u/OhMyBruthers · 1 pointr/Fitness

I second this. I'd use chalk and try various grips before I went for straps. In August I couldn't pull 425 off the ground without my grip breaking (mixed grip, liquid chalk). Two days ago I was able to pull 505 without my grip even feeling tested (mixed grip, real chalk). The liquid chalk is ok, but I'd buy [this] ( as it's much cheaper, and I think it works better. The best thing I did to build grip strength was kroc rows (usually 1 or 2 sets of high rep, very heavy db rows) after I finished deadlifting.

u/SportRider · 1 pointr/CalamariRaceTeam

Yo let em change your life for a second. S-clips bruv

u/alittlejolly · 1 pointr/climbing

I really like the sterling hollow block for use as a third hand or prusik. I use the 13.5 inch.

u/1lifecarpediem · 1 pointr/simpleliving

I would get a large carabiner handle to carry all the grocery bags in 1. Example: Coghlan's Large Biner Carry Handle It makes the load so much easier and keeps everything together because you can twist them together. I have two to load distribute on both hands or over the shoulder. Also another tip is get some strong ripstop nylon reusable grocery bags. You can easily tuck them away in your pocket and use them as grocery basket to checkout without bulk or weight plus you can toss the in the wash. I do this all the time when i go on the metro train.

u/Wrestles4Food · 1 pointr/WhitePeopleTwitter
u/BunchaFukinElephants · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you're benching your own bodyweight 3 times for 5 sets, that really isn't terrible. According to this 5/3/1 strength standard that would be in the 'intermediate' range.

For the deadlift I'd recommend alternate grips, like this, and if that doesn't cut it I've been using these with some success. (most gyms don't allow chalk, but the ball doesn't leave any marks on the bar, so it should be ok).

u/rammsteinteufel9 · 1 pointr/climbing

If you can spare the cash, I would suggest one of these training boards:

The Bomb

They are both in my local gym and give you massive options.

u/qovneob · 1 pointr/DIY

Get some nylon webbing and some slides or tension locks and releases for the harness. For the pouches you could just use socks and fill them with something soft rather than an inflatable - its not like you're gonna be out on the town wearing that thing.

You could probably modify an old backpack for it too, if you dont have access to a sewing machine or a mom.

u/Petey_Pablo_ · 1 pointr/Fitness

Best chalk on the market IMHO, coming from a rock climber.

u/almightywhacko · 1 pointr/lifehacks

This isn't much of a "life hack" since they sell large padded carabiners with padded handles exactly for this purpose. They're super-cheap too.

u/conradaiken · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

black diamond


should come close to lasting a life span

u/loopy212 · 1 pointr/Fitness
  1. My gym doesn't allow chalk and I use an eco-ball. It's not completely mess free, but I've never gotten in any trouble for it. Here is something from SL about dead lift grip strength increase. Frankly, you really just need to build grip strength; 185 is very low to fail grip.

  2. Possibly, but as a beginner you should really just focus on strength and let worry about moving to an intermediate routine later.

  3. "Feeling it" isn't necessarily a good measure of whether something is working or not. It's possible your chest is overdeveloped relative to the other muscles used in the lift. I would never cut bench unless you physically could not complete the lift.
u/maineac · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/fromkentucky · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I have an 11' NylonD in Olive Green. So much more comfortable than the short 8.5ft hammock I bought from Amazon. Much nicer material too.

Here's a picture of my NylonD with my Best Man's Red/Black ENO DoubleNest and another groomsman's Yukon Outfitters Black/Gray Double.

I put together my own suspension: 2 Omega Pacific Rappelling Rings on Dutchware 15" Amsteel Continuous Loops at each end, paired with Dutchware 12' Polyester Tree Straps and Black Diamond Positron Bent Gate carabiners.

I'm considering swapping out the 15" Amsteel loops for 8" loops. The extra length really isn't necessary.

u/filigreed_is_good · 1 pointr/climbharder

I had a similar question a month ago, read this article, then bought these "powerball" wood things and hung them off my hangboard setup. I can change my finger position (on top vs on sides) to adjust how hard I have to pinch to hang, and since they're hanging I can hold them in the vertical orientation Lopez recommends. I'm happy with them.

u/Gammaj4 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'd say this one, but I've only had mine for about four months, so I don't know about longevity. As far as basic construction goes, it seems fairly solid but I am not an expert.

u/xtremepado · 1 pointr/EDC

Cops aren't stupid, they know it's a melee weapon. Just because it can function as a bottle opener doesn't mean a cop won't charge you with possession of an illegal weapon. It doesn't have to cover all your fingers to be a duster.

If you really want to weaponize your fists without worrying about legal trouble you could buy a hefty carabiner and attach it to your keys. No one will take a second look at it, and you can bring it past security checkpoints without anyone noticing.

u/jamesvreeland · 1 pointr/Goruck

I have an Arc'teryx belt that I love, but it costs as much as you'd expect. For single time use belts, just get the cheapest option off of Amazon Prime - (~$25)

Drop a couple bucks on a decent carabiner though, you'll find use for it in the future. Black Diamond are durable and not too pricey - ($10)

As far as what you'll be doing? Who knows, maybe dragging something like sled dogs or rope bridge work. Sounds like a blast!

u/solciona · 1 pointr/bouldering

Hello, I'm relatively new to the sport, being in it for only about 6 months. I am looking to get a hang board to train at home as I have no time to go to the gym during the school year. As such, what options do y'all suggest? I am currently looking at the metolius contact as well as the 3D simulator. Feel free to post any suggestions, as well as which board you prefer, preferably with a reason as to why.

Edit: if you have suggestions for other boards, feel free to post them as well

u/booger_nose · 1 pointr/poledancing

I think it's important to remember that pole dancing is a sport that is different for everyone. There isn't really a strong "standard" at this point. So don't bother comparing yourself to others. Listen to your body, watch yourself and try to improve in ways that work for you. One thing that helped me improve was recording myself doing a trick, immediately watching the recording, and then trying whatever improvements I decided based on the recording. Maybe give that a try!

It's possible you could benefit from a better grip aid. If sweaty hands is your problem, I recommend a chalk. This is the one I use and it's great! The I-tac grip aids are great if you need more grip, but don't sweat. If you sweat with it on, it will actually make you slip more than if you hadn't used it at all.

Also keep in mind that everyone has to start somewhere. I had NO IDEA what I was doing when I started and starting was really the hardest part. Especially when you first start letting go of fear. It took me awhile to invert properly, because I was afraid. Getting over that fear is difficult but once you do it, you'll be open to a world of awesomeness!

u/ThrustVectoring · 1 pointr/Fitness

Wait, what? I found some prime-eligible chalk on Amazon.

Found it!

$5.25 and prime-eligible.

u/AMEWSTART · 1 pointr/sca

My go to for attaching pieces is nylon webbing , when you don't need the authentic look. It's relatively cheap on Amazon and tough as hell, I keep my steel legs up with a nylon harness.

You could sew it into existing pieces, and attach it with tough plastic buckles.

u/ihateeskimos3 · 1 pointr/RioGrandeValley

Thanks for the info buddy, I guess Ill give FF a shot.

I hate those hexagon shape plates makes the bar roll more than the round ones. I only use chalk on my heavy (275+) sets, it not even chalk its a chalk alternative so im sure that wont be a problem.

u/CALL_ME_KAT · 1 pointr/chinchilla

I cannot, the cage was hard to clean and far to small. It had to go. I'm currently saving up for the Ferret Nation cage! Here is a link to a clip the would work.

u/chanchan1193 · 1 pointr/sewing

I made a very simple pattern in CAD and had it printed on 11x17 Tabloid Paper. The construction is fairly straightforward, I had two pieces of foam sandwiched in between the patterned fabric and some scrap denim I had laying around. Having the denim on the bottom layer provides some strength, as the strap doesn't go through the padding. The denim also feels very nice against the skin and will not slip around. Using some Bias Tape, I finished the edges of the pad. I used Uncle Mike's Quick Detach hardware for this. (I made another pad using Blackhawk hardware and those are a much lower build quality.)

As far as a 3 point sling, they seem like they would be pretty easy to make if you had the right hardware. I found it difficult to find information on the internet about how to create different loops with the webbing. Buying one of these will give you enough webbing to make just about all the straps and slings you would need.

u/Dominator046 · 0 pointsr/sca

Specifically, they recommend and carry stuff like this, of which - again - I'm not too fond of. It's too easy to have split, fray, or just simply come out too large when cutting:

u/xtc46 · -3 pointsr/Fitness

I am looking at getting these. I dont like gloves, but I think these would help with some lifts.

This also looked like an intresting alternative.