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 Post subject: Harnesses
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:22 pm 
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It is time to upgrade the harness. If I am riding somewhere a harness may be needed, I typically just put it on and wear it all day, so I like a superlight, super comfortable harness. I know that conventional wisdom suggest a full featured alpine style harness for winter use, with adjustable leg loops, etc. but I am a minimalist. I am thinking of checking out Arcteryx's new sport climbing harness ( I think this is the S-240 ) as it is very light, and looks very comfortable, and has a single set of removable gear loops, and very low bulk ( critical for comfort with a pack ).
Mostly we are taking about rappels into lines, or through rock sections; belayed avalanche assessment, and perhaps the occasional belayed riding in super exposed spots. It is unlikely that I will be doing anymore glacier travel.
What are the technical riders out there preferring these days?

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 Post subject: Re: Harnesses
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:38 pm 
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While not available in the US, my minimalist weapon of choice for alpine lines, top roping ice or extended glacier trips is the DMM Super Couloir. You wouldn't want to hang around for too long in this harness. The leg loop clips are very nice, and let you easily put on the harness while wearing crampons. So far I am quite happy in its performance.

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 Post subject: Re: Harnesses
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:47 pm 
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I'm still pretty devoted to the BD Alpine Bod. Simple, efficient, light and adjustable. It's all I need.


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 Post subject: Re: Harnesses
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:10 pm 
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I think the latest version of the BD Alpine bod is probably a good choice. I have the older model - it takes up hardly any room in the pack compared to a padded climbing harness. A lot less $$ too.

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 Post subject: Re: Harnesses
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:23 pm 
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camp makes one thats light and minimal. I'm too lazy to look it up so your going to have to do it your self.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Harnesses
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Harnesses
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:43 pm 
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Yeah, I know about that Camp harness, it is superlight at around 4 oz! Could not find one in my size though. I do end up hanging sometimes, taking pics on rappel, or digging pits, etc. so I wanted some thing comfortable, and comfortable to wear all day (so you can put it on and leave it on, no wasting time messing with it).
I ended up spending the money for the Arcteryx A-300, this thing is amazing, a full featured alpine harness with adjustable/droppable leg loops, super low profile and packs small, and just a hair over 10 oz. I am very happy, as this will work for riding and alpine and ice climbing.

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 Post subject: Re: Harnesses
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:30 pm 
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loving my new mammut alpine light, but not for hanging belays ;-)


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