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WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Grivel Poseidon Harnesses Competition

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Grivel Poseidon  © Grivel
The POSEIDON is a special harness for mountaineering, expeditions and ice falls. It is the first waterproof harness, featuring the Dry technology used in the ropes. No more wet legs loops nor wet waist belt on your body!

  • Web-Core technology
  • Dry treatment for wet conditions
  • Simple leg lopps, thin and light, totally removable from the harness
  • 4 adjustment buckles
  • 2 sizes
  • Simple and comfortable


Grivel GS  © Grivel
Grivel has developed the GS, composed of a semi hard half-shell to better distribute the forces, coupled inside with a special honey-comb material able to absorb most of the energy without transferring it on the spine, finally protected by recurring damages.

Available as spare piece that fits all the new or used harnesses.

  • Absorbs most of the energy of a fall protecting the spine
  • Protects from shocks against hard surfaces
  • Adds comfort
     

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2 May, 2016
Another ridculously easy competition - but more importantly - in my view, a significant factor for winter/mountaineering harnesses is the ability to put it on without having to step into leg loops - this doesnt look like it has that ability (unless you undo buckles which is fiddly). The DMM Super Couloir is the best winter harness I have come across so far. Also BD Alpine BOD though latter doesnt have a belay loop.
2 May, 2016
I don't think they are designed to be IQ tests! It seems loads of ice climbers abroad and UK winter climbers are perfectly happy with fixed leg loop harness for winter. I reviewed one a some years back http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=5228 and it is not nearly as much effort to deal with as you might imagine.
2 May, 2016
How often do you put your crampons on before you put your harness on? No matter where I'm winter climbing, if I go in with the intent of climbing a route and have my harness with me, it goes on when I'm stopping to put my crampons on. When is it practical (or advisable) to climb rock hard neve to the bottom of a route and stomp out a ledge to put your harness on? Fed up with people telling others that you need a fully adjustable harness for winter climbing. All of my harnesses have fixed length leg loops and I've never had a problem with it. The only situation I can see the Super Couloir being useful for is when ski mountaineering and need to leave ski's on and putting your harness on for an abseil halfway down a steep gully.
3 May, 2016
steveb2006: "...more importantly - in my view, a significant factor for winter/mountaineering harnesses is the ability to put it on without having to step into leg loops..." "...in my view, a significant factor..." "...in my view..." :-)
4 May, 2016
Bravo sir, a fine response.
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