great for ski/snowboard mountaineering
I wore this harness for a week in AK while heil-boarding glaciated terrain. It is super light and adjustable so I didn't even feel like I had a harness on while riding. The leg clips make it easy to get in and out of in my snowboard gear. I haven't actually used this for climbing/mountaineering yet but it seems as though it will perform as well as my indoor harness. Since I wear snowboard gear with it I'm not worried about the harness being less padded than others. As others have stated, don't forget an extra carabiner or webbing to use as a belay loop. I'm female, 5'4", 135 and got a medium, which is almost too big with layers for me but it works.