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lvpyne


May 20, 2009, 10:01 AM
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I'm interested in "upgrading" my current wall harness (a semi-comfortable Petzl Adjama) to one that's a bit more comfy. (OK, a lot more comfy...) I've been looking at Misty Mountain harnesses (i.e. Cadillac? Ranger? Only a few are women's specific), but I can't find anywhere in the Phoenix area to check out the harnesses in person.

Any opinions about Misty Mountain harnesses? Or any opinions about comfy harnesses for long trad/aid?


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If you search the forums for "Cadillac," I'm sure you'll find lots of comments. It comes up in almost every harness discussion. The women's Caddy is new this year - looks like they married the next size larger leg loops to each swami size and "pinked" it. They also changed the way the gear loops stack on the smaller sizes. I have a 2 year-old unsex Caddy, and do wish for larger leg loops for my big biker legs. I'll probably get the women's caddy when my current harness comes up for replacement.

Kathy


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lvpyne wrote:
I'm interested in "upgrading" my current wall harness (a semi-comfortable Petzl Adjama) to one that's a bit more comfy. (OK, a lot more comfy...) I've been looking at Misty Mountain harnesses (i.e. Cadillac? Ranger? Only a few are women's specific), but I can't find anywhere in the Phoenix area to check out the harnesses in person.

It's been a year or two since I was in there, but Arizona Hiking Shack used to carry Misty Mountain harnesses. IIRC, they're at Cactus and Cave Creek Road.


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i don't have a caddy, but my last two harnesses have been misty. i like them a LOT.


lvpyne


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reno wrote:
It's been a year or two since I was in there, but Arizona Hiking Shack used to carry Misty Mountain harnesses. IIRC, they're at Cactus and Cave Creek Road.

Sadly, the Shack doesn't have them in stock anymore...


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While I don't do aid climbing, I got the women's cadillac, and LOVE it. Let's just say, sometimes I choose to sit instead of standing on some belay stations it's so comfy. Not bulky at all. And the leg loops come off. Full strength haul loop.

I LOVE this harness.


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I have an Arete (guy's model) and a Turbo (guy's model with different sized leg loops/waist belt). Lypyne, you can totally call Misty, ask for Mike or Goose. Let them know what you want. They advertise on their website that they will customize a model. They make the harnesses there in Valle Cruces.

Grab a tape measure, pick out what you think you want and ring them up. Super cool folks.


lvpyne


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Thanks for the info! I actually did call Misty Mountain earlier this week and, as you say, they were incredibly helpful. They pointed out a place in Phoenix that stocks Misty Mountain, so I was able to try on a bunch of stuff rather than do the whole "tape measure approximation" thing.


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Awesome! No enjoy bein' OUTSIDE! Cool


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Now that I own the MM Finesse, I will never go back. They are the best!

I think I bought mine at Marty's store in PRG. He stocks at least the Finesse, if not both women's MM harnesses, I think....


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