/ Recommend me a harness

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Sliabh1982 - on 20 Nov 2012
I am after an all round harness that is easy to get on over thick, layered clothing, crampons and in cold blustery conditions (Scottish winter) but also suitable to double up as a summer scrambling and climbing harness.

Any advice folks?
Grumble - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Sliabh1982: alpine bod
Sliabh1982 - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Grumble:

is that bulky to store in the pack?
Jonny2vests - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Sliabh1982:

If you want light and non bulky, arcteryx make some extremely good () harnesses, but I've never tried to use it in winter.
Sliabh1982 - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to jonny2vests:

not after stupidly light just nothing massively bulky!
JYates on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Sliabh1982:
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.
Jonny2vests - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to JYates:

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:

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/arcand39teryx-harness-wins-award/4985.html

I like it so much, I moved to the city where they make them. :-)
matejn - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Sliabh1982: Im more than happy with CAMP Air CR model. Light,comfortable and will not take much space in the pack, but I always put it on just after geting out of the car. http://www.camp.it/EN/template01.aspx?codicemenu=1117
flett53 - on 20 Nov 2012
Si dH - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Sliabh1982:
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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Malpractise on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Sliabh1982: I really like the DMM Super Couloir. Great for winter and alpine, and pretty comfy for a webbing harness. Packs down reasonable small as well.

http://dmmclimbing.com/products/super-couloir/

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