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MFB - on 07 Jan 2018
Thanks to the two teams who helped reunite me with a bunch of cams after one of my gear loops failed catastrophically today
Cheers
John
Phil Kelly - on 07 Jan 2018
In reply to MFB: what are you like?!

planetmarshall on 07 Jan 2018
In reply to MFB:

> ...one of my gear loops failed catastrophically today

Not an Arcteryx harness by any chance?
MFB - on 07 Jan 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:

Camp air AR - very light, quite cheap, but not when you drop £100 worth of cams, maybe 4 year old, well used but not knackered, thinking arcteryx next maybe? Stronger?
planetmarshall on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to MFB:

> ...thinking arcteryx next maybe? Stronger?

No, quite the opposite. I've had issues with the plastic sleeves over the gear loops slipping - could definitely result in cam loss (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wa4ck62da30y14p/IMG_20171114_222854.jpg?dl=0)

Was wondering if anyone else had experienced the same or if it was just a one off. It is an easy matter to repair.

MFB - on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:

Your pic - Not great but I could have lived with that, I snapped the cord, snagged I think and then I moved upward.
Think Metolious make gear loops 10-12 kn so might have a look at that
GarethSL on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:

Have you ever removed or adjusted the direction of the plastic sleeve on your harness? They are an absolute bugger to get back on properly. Otherwise I personally have never had this issue nor seen anything similar happen. But will agree that the sleeve does need to be checked from time to time.
Richc on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:

Same issue with loops
Martin Bennett - on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:
> No, quite the opposite. I've had issues with the plastic sleeves over the gear loops slipping - could definitely result in cam loss (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wa4ck62da30y14p/IMG_20171114_222854.jpg?dl=0)

> Was wondering if anyone else had experienced the same or if it was just a one off. It is an easy matter to repair.

Yes, I have. Solved the problem by simply taping up each end of each loop with electrical tape - the stuff I use to identify crabs, wires etc. It's a complete cure. When I got my second Arcteryx harness I did it before I ever used it, knowing what was to come. It's a minor design fault but not enough to put me off the comfiest lightest harnesses I know.
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Jim Walton on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to MFB:

10-12 kN! Crickey the harness will only be 15!!
MFB - on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to Jim Walton:

Think, with bit research, 9 or 10kn
Rog Wilko on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to MFB:

I'd keep away from sea cliffs till you've got a new harness.
planetmarshall on 08 Jan 2018
In reply to Martin Bennett:

> Solved the problem by simply taping up each end of each loop with electrical tape.

Good idea, I'll do that now.

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