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Gear Review

5 5

good for my girlfriend

I went ahead and got this for my girlfriend and it's her first climbing harness.

She really likes the shape of the waistband and finds it pretty darn comfortable to hang in / wear. The leg loops fit her good on the small and she's got some larger thighs for her waist size of 28in (don't tell her I said that). She does have to crank the waist belt down all the way for the small to fit her above the hips. Though the sizing chart BD provides on backcountry's site seems very accurate.

She doesn't lead yet, but people seem to like the gear loops just fine and since they're all the same on the newer BD harnesses I'm guessing she'll like them if she ever decides to rack some gear up.

Overall it's got a lot of ventilation holes in the sides of the waist and legs and seems nice and padded with limited pressure points. BTW Ink/Peacock color is true to the website. The Ink color looks black, at least until held up to something else that's black, as it's actually a very very dark navy blue. The Peacock blue color is accurate on the site and is a very bright turquoise color. She loves it!

I'd originally gotten her the Medium Primrose (non speed adjust) and it was too big, even if it was cranked all the way and then some. This small one's a much nicer fit for her with the added benefit of the speed adjust buckles which save her finger strength for climbing! Backcountry has an epic return policy and it was hassle free to exchange.

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