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cypher quickdraw reviews

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Hannah Stone · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

what is your favorite quickdraw from cypher? If they are all about the same, I will get the cheapest ones which are the cypher ceres II and the firefly II. Are the Cypher vesta sport draws with tre extra money?

JK- Branin · · Southern New Hampshire · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 58

The cypher firefly II mix were my second rack of draws (and first rack to match...)...

I liked them a lot, and still use them every now and then to either shave a few grams(rarely), or when I just need a couple more draws (often). They are not especially high performance sport draws (biners and slings are both too small), but don't suck either. Good all around draw, at a pretty good weight and a killer price point. 

A buddy of mine uses the Echo mix and Echo wiregate draws. Haven't noticed enough of a difference to recommend the extra money on them. 

The Vesta sport draws will offer slightly higher sport climbing performance, but the biners are still too small to perform as well something like a Petzl Spirit, Petzl Djinn, BD Nitron, or BD Livewire. And they're heavier. I'd not recommend it at all... the firefly is a better all around draw, and the for the price of the Vesta you could get something better.

Ryan Hamilton · · Orem · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 20

I own and use lots of different brands and the Cypher draws are better than most people give them credit for. They are often (maybe always) the same carabiners that Trango uses. I like the Vesta Sport for sport climbing. The fat dogbone is nice to grab onto when hangdogging and is more stable for quick clips. I like the Ceres II for trad and ice climbing. Good carabiners and reasonably light design. 

Redford · · Boston MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 10

Had the vesta sport which were great for general sport climbing. They didn't work well in the squid for stick clipping but I don't/didn't own one so no big deal. Got a great deal here on wild country heliums so sold the cyphers here as well. Turns out the heliums don't work well with my beta stick but I do have one other draw so it's fine. 

Linnaeus · · NZ · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 0

Climbed many pitches on a set of Firefly II (actually a different name branded on them, but the same biners/draws). They work fine, I have no complaints. If you are exclusively sport climbing and have extra $ there are nicer draws out there, but the price/value ratio starts falling. 

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