I have only used this harness a couple times because the ski season is still in. It only took one use, however, to make me a believer. This harness is awesome. It is comfortable. Sometimes you almost forget it is on. It's great. I really like the leg loops. You can adjust them to fit perfectly. The plastic is not weight bearing and therefore is not an issue. It just makes it more comfortable. The only thing that kind of bugs me is the lack of a gear loop in the back. I still haven't figured out where the best sport for my chalk bag is because of this. That was the only surprise. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.