/ PRODUCT NEWS: Mammut Realization Shorts
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April Fools' right? Oh, it's July. Just a very stupid idea then.
So they won't let you tie in with a bowline but they will let you wear and buy a harness they can't tell if it is done up correctly..
without giving them a go i reckon they'd exceed even the old whillans harness for potential testicular trauma...
Got a project in a sensitive or banned climbing area? Like secret agent style concealed stuff? Worried about getting your gear confiscated by airport security? Like breaking and entering? Really fat and need a >20KN rated belt?
You need the new Mammut Realization Shorts!
I like the shorts but just as shorts none this harness thingy-ma-bob nonsense!
Nightmare! if you inverted, once upon a time you only fell out of your harness, now you'll be on the ground in just your pants!
Soo... escaping the system will be interesting. Will have to flag down mountain rescue in your undies!
Also.. if they are washed by mistake on a mega high setting, or tumble dried... won't it completely right them off?
first thought .... April fool ta dah !
second thought - You are kidding me ... right ?
third thought - (on seeing the price) ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !
'Is that a rope in your trousers or are you just happy to see me?'
No joke, I spoke to Mammut about them. They actually plan on releasing a female skort version as well.
I first saw them at the end of last year being worn Cedric Lachat and Sean McColl at a lead climbing comp (streamed live). The MC said "what the hell, that bloke is climbing without a harness" before being informed about the shorts.
Isn't a better idea the way Vaude do it, with a pair of trousers cut to allow a (loopo) harness to be worn underneath?
if you want that sort of thing.
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