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patto


Nov 3, 2012, 4:31 PM

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Re: [Khoi] Does this seam like a good harness fit (size)?
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Khoi wrote:
Why should you be able to slide your hand through it at all? I'm not saying there is necessarily anything wrong with being able to do that, but I can definitely envision some noob putting on a harness that fits properly but rejecting it because he/she thinks that their hand doesn't slide through "properly".
It is to convey to people who have never worn a harness that it doesn't have to be super tight. Otherwise you may have people cinching up the belt crazy tight trying to be safe!

Khoi wrote:
Let's keep it as simple as possible: A basic test for the right fit is that you can not push the harness waist belt down over your hips no matter how hard you try.
But choosing a correctly sized harness is not simply meeting the minimum safe requirements. We both agree on the essentials, if advising on fitting you need to advise more than just minimum safety requirements.


(This post was edited by patto on Nov 3, 2012, 5:46 PM)



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