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gidgette


Dec 2, 2011, 1:15 PM
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Any suggestions for a 23" waist. 19" leg. woman?

some of the xs women harnesses go down to 24" which works for me in the winter, but i'd like to be comfortable when wearing fewer clothes and weighing less in the summer. there is also only ~1.5" tween my iliac crest and bottom ribs, so the bulk of the waist belt jabs my waist if i can get the harness to cinch above my hips.
Kids harnesses dont work cuz they don't have the bells needed for trad climbing. Those "work" full torso harnesses get small enough but look so goofy. I've never tried one on.
Any suggestions for how to get a XS harness to be XXS? Thank you.


shockabuku


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I have the men's version of this:http://www.mammut.ch/...77/Togira+Light.html which works fine for both trad and sport climbing. There's also this one http://www.mammut.ch/.../Ophira+3+Slide.html Looks like they run in your size.

Petzl makes a couple of their more sport oriented harnesses that might work.


tolman_paul


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Not sure, but Yates gear might build you a custom one.


redlude97


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those are some freaky waist/thigh dimensions


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try contacting Misty Mountain they might oblige a request for a custom rig.


brokenankle


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Indeed. A buddy of mine always orders custom waste/leg loop combinations from Misty Mountain. I'd say give 'em a call.


markcarlson


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If you find a harness that fits, but doesn't have enough space for trad gear, can you rack the gear on a sling?

Some tips for racking by Steph Davis


gidgette


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Ah, that's a great idea. and might be a lighter harness for gym and sport climbs.

I ordered a Mammut. Should be here in a week or so to try. Thanks, Shockabuku, for that link.


shockabuku


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My pleasure. I hope it fits well.


gidgette


Dec 23, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Fits great. Highly recommend. Thank you! It was 70oF yesterday at the gym, so I got to test it with little padding. Sooo much more comfortable than ill fitting harness.


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