Metolius Safe Tech All-Around
Price Paid: $79
I use this harness for canyoneering, so perhaps a bit different usage profile than rock climbing.
For me, the best aspect of this harness is the adjustability of the rise - basically the distance from the waist to the leg loops. I was having problems finding a harness that fit me well in this dimension until I tried this one.
I find it to be fairly comfortable to hang in better than most, probably not as comfortable as some. So far I like the gear loops - they stick out from the waist which makes it easy to clip/unclip gear. I have not used this in any very narrow slot canyons yet. In that environment I may find that I don't like the way the loops stick out from the waist.
I appreciate some of the safety features included such as the color coding on the waist strap to indicate whether its doubled back through the buckle, and the fact that the gear loops are tested to 10 kN.
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The Metolius Safe Tech All-Around harness is an excellent fit for men or women with ergonomically shaped components for unhindered movement. The patented, adjustable-rise 3-D system creates the best-fitting harness in the world.
Metolius' renowned Safe Tech Harnesses continue a tradition of exceptional dedication to safety with the Safe Tech Patriot All Around Harness. Addressing the issue of injuries due to harness misuse, the Safe Tech line boosts your safety margin when you're tired or trying to beat the dark. Redundancy is key in climbing, and the Patriot All Around has error-proofed every possible structural aspect in addition to force-rated components that can withstand loads comparable to a typical rope's impact force rating.
Free Shipping. Metolius Safe Tech All Around Harness DECENT FEATURES of the Metolius Safe Tech All Around Harness Improved gear loop configuration with updated diamond pattern body fabric Reinforced tie in point Two belay/rappel loops to minimize clutter while setting up for rappels or multi pitch belays Excellent fit for men or women Our patented, adjustable-rise 3-D system creates the best-fitting harness in the world Ergonomically shaped components for unhindered movement Four gear loops Rear haul loop CE/UIAA certified The SPECS for Extra Small Waist Measurement: 24 - 27in. / 61 - 69 mm The SPECS for Small Waist Measurement: 27 - 30in. / 69 - 76 mm Waldo Waist Measurement: 29.0 - 31.5in. / 74 - 80 mm The SPECS for Medium Weight: 16 oz / 454 g Waist Measurement: 30 - 33in. / 76 - 84 cm Waldo Waist Measurement: 31.5 - 35.0in. / 80 - 89 cm The SPECS for Large Waist Measurement: 33 - 37in. / 84 - 94 mm Waldo Waist Measurement: 35.0 - 39.0in. / 89 - 99 cm The SPECS for Extra Large Waist Measurement: 37 - 41in. / 94 - 104 mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
Combining a precise, ergonomic shaped and the utmost in safety, the Safe Tech Deluxe harness from Metolius provides climbers with comfort and hard core functionality. An adjustable-rise 3-D system gives you a precise fit, 4 gear loops provide ample room for your pro, and you can count on durability with strong ballistics materials and durable dual tie-in points. Second to none in safety, this harness has visual indicators on the webbing and buckles to help you to remember to double-back. Cosmetic seconds are flawed in some way (e.g. coloring) that does not affect the performance or safety of the product.
- Mountain Gear