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3 5

Well Made, just not comfortable

This harness was very well made. I had no durability issues with it in over two years of using it for sport climbing 2-3 times a week, every week; even after I traded it away it looked absolutely brand new aside from chalk markings.

I eventually swapped with one of my climbing buddies for one of his spares because I could never quite get this harness to fit right and be comfortable. The lack of leg padding contributed to this, I think; it's almost a pseudo-alpine harness in the legs, but it's not really light enough. Also, I never liked the leg straps; they just didn't really stay put even when cinched tight. They moved all around while I'd climb and then when I'd need to take (or fall), they'd be out of place and really uncomfortable. I switched to an REI brand harness (I don't think they make it anymore) and it's much more comfortable and stays where it's supposed to.

I had the medium and I'm 6'2" and 155lbs. Maybe I should have gone with a small? Just be warned that if you are very thin, you may need to size down or get a different harness.