/ Recommend me a harness
Any advice folks?
is that bulky to store in the pack?
If you want light and non bulky, arcteryx make some extremely good (£££) harnesses, but I've never tried to use it in winter.
not after stupidly light just nothing massively bulky!
Im actually looking for a new harness myself, (due to having my old one cut off me with shears in an accident! lol). Ive been looking at the Arcteryx harnesses, they just seem realy expensive. I was wondering if anyone has ever used them or what they think of them. Cheers.
I have one now. IMO nobody makes better harnesses, super light, comfortable, easy to pack. I don't like the bum straps, they feel flimsy and will probably be the first things to go, but its had 18 months of heavy use so far and everything's fine. I use it for cragging / summer alpine stuff.
I have one of these:
I like it so much, I moved to the city where they make them. :-)
I have an arcteryx now and its brilliant, but for what youre asking, not worth the money - its really best for sport climbing or harder trad where you want something as light as possible as well as comfortable. Also Im not sure how long theyd hold up against occasional standing on the leg loops in crampons etc.
Previously I have had two Black Diamond Blizzards and they did a great job; would suit what you are asking fine, and also cheaper.
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