bmy4642045 wrote a review of Mammut Ophir 3 Slide Harness - Men's on August 23, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had this harness for about four years now and it's seen a great deal of use. When I bought a cheap harness, I thought I would've upgraded by now, but I'm having trouble finding reasons to spend more money. The only thing that I would like on this harness is room for ice clippers.
This is a pretty comfortable harness, especially considering it doesn't have a lot of padding. It does well with regular use and a day of multi-pitch with limited hanging belays is probably the upper limit of comfort. I haven't had a lead fall hurt with this harness other than an awkward sideways fall.
The haul loop is nice to have (also good for anchoring for belaying) and I will never buy a harness without the quick buckles after having this. This is also a very durable harness. It has seen a lot of scraping up slabs and aretes, sliding down hard snow and scraping around in a cave or two and it's still got years ahead of it.
The gears loops are good at staying out of the way when they need too, and they are positioned pretty well. They barely fit the safety leash to my nut tool, but that's the only slight downside.
All around, this is a great harness. My experience is primarily rock climbing with smaller amounts of ice climbing and alpine. It's fairly lightweight, comfortable and very durable. Also, it's important to remember when choosing a size that climbers are smaller than the average population. I have a 30 inch waist, which I thought a medium would fit perfectly and i have it as tight as it can go. It is nice that I can easily fit it over heavy winter layers though.