/ Climb X Harness, Screwgate and belay Plate £39
I went down to our go-outdoors on friday and got the double x boulder mat £69.99 120x90x12 cm its as bug as a stomp bargain!!
(also a climb x product)
Whats the harness like to use?
£50 this week!
yep, have you used it yet?
I had a close look at all this gear last week. Flagged as £50 in store but as £35 on their computers and £30 on the Internet. They let me have it for £30. The HMS and belay are fine - the HMS is in fact really nice, takes a full three turns to tighten it which is a pain but on the other hand it also takes a full three turns to undo it, which is good. The harness waistbelt is easy to tighten on the already-doubled-back system but a bit more fiddly to release. Leg loops are a bit fiddly to adjust but not too bad. Harness is nice and compact, folds down neatly but feels comfortable and secure when on. Feels like a bit of a rough finish. I like the gear loops. I have not climbed with it yet but I have used the belay device.
Couldn't go wrong for under £40 but beyond that you would probably tend toward putting a bit more cash in and going for (for example) the Wild Country harness deal that they often have going on in that shop.
The belay plate is a nice small size and doesn't snag with other kit. It has relatively small hole openings. Not used it on a fuzzy old wall rope, normally the biggest diameter rope I use.
Not available for home delivery unfortunately...
I used mine yesterday found the Harness really comfortable and the belay/screwgate worked as you'd expect even on rough old wall ropes although only used it once before my daughter wanted to go in the bouldering area andon the autobelays!
Chalk bag was handy for keeping bits in too
Now £29.99 marquee price at my local branch but this may be because (as I mentioned earlier) their marquee price when it was MEANT to be £29.99, was £49.99...so they might be playing catch-up in just my branch. Got about 8 left and they are not all XXL and XS
I was perfectly happy leading at my trad limit (a heady HVS!) in this harness
XS Size fitted me, 6ft and beefy, and a wee 12 yr old too. They can do up the buckle themselves, which helps. The waist buckle did not drift slack, which some of these re-threaded harnesses do.
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