A hardcore safe harness.
- Nearly everything on this harness is full-strength for the maximum possible security
- Dual belay loops for aid climbing
- Adjustable leg loops work with added layers
- Full-strength haul loop for bringing up a tag line
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Gear Loop Alignment
yes, this is a different harness, but same loops.
My Dream Harness
When my friend Alex showed me this harness about 3 months ago, I knew it would be my next harness. It's super comfortable and I love the two belay loops. The need to double back the buckles was perhaps my biggest motivation in buying the harness. I am glad that Metolius hasn't jumped on the speed adjust bandwagon.
Bomber harness, but tough buckles
This is my first real hardcore harness, so all I've got to compare it to is my old BD entry-level job, but I am wildly impressed. The gear loops are awesome, especially with the flat-lying loops in the back that get out of the way when you don't need them. Cool that everything is load-rated, though I obviously hope that will never come in handy. Above all, though, it fits great. The risers in back are a huge improvement over BD's, and everything cinches down and snugs up nice. Combine that with the load-rated (!) rope guides on the hard points and you have the most confidence-inspiring piece of gear I've ever used. That alone is worth the price of admission.
That said, the double-back buckles are a. outdated (although I don't mind them on their own) and b. really, really tightly fitted. The leg loops in particular are brutal to undo when you're pumped out.
Still worth it though. Highly recommended gear.
Good So Far
This harness seems to be very study and is quite comfortable. It is heavier than a Mammut that I have but it has the added attachment as well. The material is quite rugged and should last many times of use with no problems. The only thing that could be improved on in a future model is to move away from the double back buckles, they are bomb proof but there are others that are just as strong and provide easier adjustment, just a small point though.
My favorite harness...
My favorite harness with the exception of the double back buckle. I still use it all the time over my two different Black Diamonds. The new BD with the speed adjust is quick to put on, just not as comfortable. My old BD is just as comfortable (its an old big wall version with 2 inch webbing) but also has a double back buckle. The Metolius is an awesome harness and would have gotten 5 stars other than the buckle.
10 KN loops, 12 KN haul...
And it's awesome comfortable... but please Metolius, add some newer style buckles. I love the harness... I even use it over my new BD which is a quick adjust... but I don't like the double it back over buckle when there's way better technology out there. I gave it a five star as it is just plain comfortable and has high load loops. If I grab my BD just once due to the fastening system I'm revising this to 4 stars... but that comfort.... I'm sure its become my main go to harness..