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Get Out! Doorway Review

Despite a great price and compact dimensions that allow this board to be mounted almost anywhere, it's limited number of holds with a narrow range of difficulty kept it from being an award winner
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Price:  $62 List | $54.79 at Amazon
Pros:  Great price, decent texture, compact dimensions
Cons:  Few pockets, holds not very diverse, low progression potential
Manufacturer:   Get Out!
By Ian Nicholson ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Apr 7, 2020
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Our Verdict

The Get Out! Doorway hangboard is one of the lowest-priced models currently available. Made of a near-identical looking material as some Metolius boards, the Get Out! is geared towards 5.10 and 5.11 climbers and offers compact dimensions that make finding a place to mount it easy. The downside of this board's primary lies in its low number of holds and their respective depths. Two of its three 4-finger edges are the same depth and there is just a single option for its 2 and 3-finger pockets. This limited the amount of progression this board could provide and while this is hardly "bad," we think most people would be better off spending a little more.

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Get Out! board is one of the best-priced hangboards on the market. We found this board geared towards 5.10-5.11 climbers but found it had one of the smallest ranges of difficulty and offered a pretty minimal amount of room to progress on.

Performance Comparison


The price and smaller size might be attractive to some. However  our testers were left wanting more from this product.
The price and smaller size might be attractive to some. However, our testers were left wanting more from this product.

Edges and Pockets


Most people should look for a nice progression of increasingly difficult pockets and edges that match their current strength level with the ability to continue to grow as you get stronger. While the Get Out! board has a lot going for it, it lacks a good progression of subtly more challenging holds. After using this board for a few weeks, we quickly found its holds offered a very narrow range in difficulty.

This model offers 3 pairs of 4-fingers edges  the foundation of many climbers hangboarding routines. Unfortunately  two of the three pairs have the same depth with the exception that one was tilted at a 45-degree angle  which many climbers may rarely use anyhow.
This model offers 3 pairs of 4-fingers edges, the foundation of many climbers hangboarding routines. Unfortunately, two of the three pairs have the same depth with the exception that one was tilted at a 45-degree angle, which many climbers may rarely use anyhow.

Edges

This model offers three 4-finger edges. One is a sloped 1.5-inch edge that most climbers will find nice to warm up on or help finish a workout with a pump but is too big for building strength. Then it offers two tapered diagonal 4-finger edge that both go from 1-inch to 1/2-inches in depth. One of these is diagonally tilted on the board and the other which is tapered in the opposite direction (1/2-inch deep where your index finger is) is slightly positive.

The third four-finger edge on this board was on the larger side but slightly sloping and proved a great edge for warming up or getting our pump on later on in our work outs.
The third four-finger edge on this board was on the larger side but slightly sloping and proved a great edge for warming up or getting our pump on later on in our work outs.

For most people, 4-finger edges are the foundation of training. These are the holds the majority of climbers will use most of the time. This is why we were disappointed that two of this model's edges were nearly the same depth. This takes away from this model's ability to provide a progression of subtly more challenging holds and a distinct point against.

We liked the depth of this model's three-finger pocket but they were so close together we had a harder time when using the pinky-middle finger group because our index fingers would press into each other.
We liked the depth of this model's three-finger pocket but they were so close together we had a harder time when using the pinky-middle finger group because our index fingers would press into each other.

Pockets

This model has three total pockets which are among the fewest of any board we tested. The 1.5-inch three-fingered pocket and 2.25-inch deep two-finger pockets are great for beginners or newer hangboarders looking to move into grips that don't allow them to use all four fingers. While we think this depth provides a nice stepping stone most people will get move through these depths pretty quickly and then this board offers no other two or three-finger depths. This is why we are slightly surprised that Get Out! opted for a 5/8-inch depth mono pocket for their third and final pocket. The depths of there 2 and 3 finger pockets are good for 5.10-5.11 climbers as well as the majority of holds on this board, but the 5/8-inch mono-digit pocket is burly and will only generally be used by 5.13 climbers.

We could fit both hands on this model's central sloper.
We could fit both hands on this model's central sloper.

Slopers and Jugs


In general slopers and jugs are used to warm up with or to finish a workout off with a deep pump. This model offers one pair of nicely shaped jugs as well as long single rounded sloper in the middle of the board. The single rounded sloper was just barely big enough for us to get both our hands-on but our thumbs still touched. As a result, lock-offs where are arms where bent tighter than 90-degrees weren't as comfortable but we could perform hangs for the purposes stated above.

Pinches


This model's jugs and diagonal 4-finger pocket are set up to be used as pinches as well as holds. While not as nice as models with dedicated pinches, you can work whole hand strength by engaging your thumb on these holds. As these holds are pretty big on their own, the pinch training isn't the best but can be beneficial especially if users add weight, use one arm, etc.

Texture


When shopping for hangboards, we often look for a texture that strikes a nice balance of not being so slippery but not so grippy that it tears your skin up or makes hanging too much easier. This model is constructed with plain old polyester resin and has a moderately fine-grained finish. We found this board slightly on the more grippy side of models on the market and more-or-less identical to Metolious's non-wooden models.

This is one of the narrower models in our review which makes it easier to mount but means you need to be better about body ailment and general ergonomics.
This is one of the narrower models in our review which makes it easier to mount but means you need to be better about body ailment and general ergonomics.

Ergonomics


This model is on the narrower side. A narrower board puts a little more strain on people's shoulders and elbows. Several of the grips that climbers are likely to use the most are located in the middle of the board. If people know they have had shoulder or elbow issues in the past, we recommend a wider board and think it would be well worth the cost.

One of the narrowest boards in our review and a shorter than average height created more mounting options but its 8" height still meant it didn't fit above doorways with below average ceilings (7ft).
One of the narrowest boards in our review and a shorter than average height created more mounting options but its 8" height still meant it didn't fit above doorways with below average ceilings (7ft).

Ease of Mounting


This model is among the easiest to mount. It onIy uses five screws to hang and at 19-inches wide is the narrowest product we tested. It isn't the shortest though and its 8-inch height didn't fit above some doorways in our basement with 7-foot ceilings where the Metolius Project and Wood Grips Compact II did fit. Regardless its smaller-than-average dimensions give it the possibility to be mounted in more places than full-sized boards and that it will be less of an eyesore in more heavily used places in your house.

This board is a fantastic price and is a decent board for the price. We do think that  for a very similar price  the Metolius Project offers a better array of holds both in number and in progression of difficulty.
This board is a fantastic price and is a decent board for the price. We do think that, for a very similar price, the Metolius Project offers a better array of holds both in number and in progression of difficulty.

Value


This board is designed to be a good deal and is one of the lower-priced boards currently available. While it is a great price for a hangboard, we don't necessarily think it's an amazing value. The narrow range of holds from a difficulty perspective limit how much people can progress on this board before they outgrow it. The price tag is alluring, but even within this price range, there are better options.

A decent board at a good price with dimensions that might help it fit where others will not.
A decent board at a good price with dimensions that might help it fit where others will not.

Conclusion


Unquestionably a nice price on a hangboard and fine for occasional use, the low number of holds and their poor-progression of difficulty keeps the Get Out! Doorway garnering our full support. There are certainly things to like about this board with the price being the biggest. However, for the same amount of money, it is easy to buy a board with a more holds that have a better progression of difficulty to make it easier to train and will last most people longer.

Ian Nicholson