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Extra comfort for glacier travel.
With a unique design that's made to make mountaineering and glacier travel more comfortable, Grivel's Ares Men's Harness is perfect for trips where you'll spend time climbing, walking, and doing everything in between. Grivel engineered it with Comfort Box design, in which the leg loops attach directly to the belt, giving you a wider range of motion and more room in the crotch for increased walking comfort. The leg loops and belt utilize Web-Core technology for increased comfort and decreased weight, and the dual waist buckles allow for maximum customization. Grivel finished the Ares off with four gear loops and adjustable leg loops, so you'll prepared and comfortable no matter the expedition or the number of layers you're wearing.
- Web-Core technology
- Comfort Box design
- Adjustable leg loops
- Double waist buckles
- Four gear loops
- Item #GRV001J
- Q & A
False bad first impression
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I tried the harness on with softshell pants, climbing shirt and softshell vest. Typical for the stuff i do. And immediately i felt uncomfortable. There was tension down the front with a pressure spot right above the groin. I could not imagine standing still in the rig, let alone making my way through rugged terrain.
However, knowing Grivel, it was more likely that i was doing something wrong than it being a design flaw. I My Petzls' and BDs' are your basic "static" adjustable leg loops, but the Ares has this unique "dynamic" adjustable leg loops due to the 'lasso' and waist attachment. I cinched up the rear leg loop straps to tuck just under my butt and tightened the Lg loops with slack to allow the lasso to tighten accordingly. Now, the harness is so comfortable that you literally do not feel it all. Hanging in it is your typical web core tech sensation with pressure spots over a fairly wide spot at the lower back and back of thighs. Not as comfortable as your typical padded harnesses.
The double waist buckles means no more re-centering of the harness.
A definite keeper.