Trango Simple Sling

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$20; trango.com

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The name says it all: This is one simple gear sling. And that’s a good thing. Constructed of black webbing that’s double-width over the shoulder to distribute the load, it weighs only 2.5 oz. and hangs the rack just above your hip. (It’s available in two sizes: 20” and 24”.) “Initially I was concerned about a lack of padding, but the webbing was wide enough that it was adequately comfortable, especially over a jacket or other layers. It’s also easier to slide the sling around to find the piece you’re looking for,” said one tester after a weekend of runout trad at Lumpy Ridge. Bonus: The sling is sewn to runner strength at 12kN, so you can clip it to pro if you use up all your runners.