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Reviews by dan2see (2)


Alpine Bod (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.87/5 Average Rating : 3.87/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

BD Alpine Bod 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: dan2see, 2009-09-11


It's the lightest, cheapest, and most comfortable harness around.
And it works well for multi-pitch. You won't miss the rappell loop because on multi-pitch you stay tied in and never untie.
But if you do untie, the legs fall down, so you can still hold it together with a cow's-tail.
In summer I wear short-shorts, so maybe that saves me from the crotch problem -- I don't know -- but that's not a problem.
Also I never noticed the lack of padding.
One more thing: the leg loops are adjustable enough so that girls can fit into it, too.


Corax Climbing/Mountaineering Harness (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.45/5 Average Rating : 4.45/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Comfort first 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: dan2see, 2007-06-09


Like all the reviews before me, I find the Corax really comfortable to sit in, and hang in.

I find it strange how the gear loops are all behind me. I can't see what slings I clip/unclip. But I suppose that's OK, because I like hanging my pro on shoulder-slings, so I can't see them anyway.

The extra strap-lengths on the twin belt-buckles tend to droop and might get in the way. If it's a hazard, I'll sew velcro on them. That, and the gear loops, is why I rated the Corax as "5 - 1" = 4