About Belay Shades Rock Climbing Belay Glasses
Closeouts. Belay Shades' rock climbing belay glasses help reduce the dreaded belayer's neck that comes from staring up the rock face for long periods of time. By using prisms in the lenses, the belayer is able to see the climber while looking straight ahead.
Specs about Belay Shades Rock Climbing Belay Glasses
- Lens material: Glass
- Frame material: Composite
- Extra lenses: None
- Base curvature: 6 Base
- Frame fit: Medium
- Lens coverage: Small
- Temple to temple: 5-1/4"
- Carry case: Hard
- Weight: 2 oz.
- Made in China
- Climbing activities are inherently dangerous; we recommend getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use -- for any refund, climbing gear must be returned in its original packaging/coil, and have original hangtags and plastic wrapper
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Andrew from Carbondale IL on Thursday, August 24, 2017These glasses do away with the neck pain that comes with belaying, especially on longer routes. They take a little bit to get used to, but once you get used to them they'll be of immense help. The fit is nice and snug and you're able to see your hands, belay device and rope under the lenses. An essential tool for any belay slave.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by B.Lowe from Utah on Tuesday, June 27, 2017These are good, entry level, belay glasses. There are nicer and more expensive glasses on the market, but for the money, you can't beat the utility and quality of these belay glasses.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lee the Climber from Denver, Colorado on Sunday, January 29, 2017If you're serious about maximizing climb time for your partner and efficiency for yourself when on belay, nothing will prove a greater tool and asset then these Belay Shades. Lightweight and simple construction of these wide rectangular reflective lenses make it easier than ever to maintain constant eye contact with your climbing partner. No more straining your neck for hours on end staring up at your partner, or vis versa, as you climb. With Belay Shades, you can maintain good posture and good eye contact while effectively belaying your partner. I would recommend these Belay Shades to anyone looking to save some cash and looking to get climbing quickly, Sierra Trading Post was very quick and efficent!
Reviewed by Ryan from Pittsburgh on Thursday, November 10, 2016I ordered these after having a transformative experience using my friend's Belaggles, but balking at the price of the Belaggles ($90). These definitely help. But the prisms are small, and framed all around. So the range of vision is pretty small, which means that after your climber moves beyond 35 ft or so, you have to start tilting your head back, even with the glasses. This was not the case with the Belaggles, which had a much wider angle of view. I have now used this pair for maybe a total of 10 hours of actual belaying, and my neck still gets belayer's neck, though much more slowly than without the glasses. I'm writing this review because I've decided to upgrade to a better pair.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Julia from Colorado on Monday, October 17, 2016Great for belaying. Take a bit to get used to and definitely be careful with them on uneven ground. The cord that is supposed to keep them around your neck when not in use though sucks. Invest in an upgrade.
Question & Answer
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“Does the case have a hole you can clip a 'biner to?”
Don I can see it's been two years since your question, and here it is still unanswered.
“How much do these glasses weigh?”
No specs at the website, but according to Camp Saver, they're 6 oz / 170 g. They feel a bit heavier than the Belay Specs...
“These look like you can reverse the prisms to look down. Do they ”
These are not reversible.