Helical ladders? I'm guessing people complained about strap slipping? Or are people cranking on them too hard?
I never had straps slipping on my old cartels, the helix thing I don't care much about. What I heard from a shop guy that rode on the 2014's is the webbing material on the ankle straps is ridiculously comfortable, and they are very lightweight.
Lamps / Soul06: Thanks for the thoughts on availability and price.