Goto Chockstone Home

  Tech Tips

      Sponsored By

Chockstone Photography
Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints

Chockstone Forum - Gear Lust / Lost & Found

Rave About Your Rack Please do not post retail SPAM.

Comfortable Harness????
2:51:18 PM
Have been using BD Chaos harness for some time now, would like to splurge out and buy a new one. What harness would you recommend?? Any advise welcome.
Also what is your opinion about BD ATC Guide belay device.

3:13:02 PM
The BD ATCs are awesome, with plenty of functionality. I am certainly no expert but this is a gr8 piece of gear to have on your rack.

In terms of a harness, I have a mammut (can't remember the model) but it is pretty comfortable. It isnt very forgiving for long sits during working routes but I don't think there is a harness out there which is comfortable for long stays. I dont know, maybe someone knows of one.

7:38:47 PM
The petzle Corax and Calidris are extremely comfortable, and good for long hangs if you can move
around a bit to get the blood flowing again, the wide belt at the back is split so the support is great but
the split lets the air in to keep it cooler.
Good gear loops too, with a modification you can make a fifth loop at the back by tieing an 8mm chord
through the holes at the back normally used for the ice screw binner's.

11:30:39 PM
i have used a corax since i started climbing and while i really like it, i wouldnt say its super comfy for long hangs!! i suppose it depends on what you consider a long hang though, as ive used it for a LOT of jumaring & haging around taking photos and thats definately not what the corax is designed for!!
Misty Mountain harnesses would definately be worth a look for something a bit more plush, as would the Yates Sheild

11:48:49 PM
Best harness is definently the one that dont notice at all while you are climbing. It is just there to do a job when you fall so try heaps move around in the shop and definently hang in it for a length of time to get the feel like 5 mins. Good Shopping.

5:34:47 PM
Everyones' body is different, go into the shops and try on the available harnesses until you find one which is comfortable. What suits me, want necessearily suit the next person.

There are 6 messages in this topic.


Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.

Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints