Features January 2019 Issue

Safety Harness Chest Strap

Why are mainstream harnesses so narrow?

When we buy rain gear, deck shoes, or binoculars, we assume they’ve been tested, not just in the factory and in the lab, but just as importantly, in the field in the normal manner of use. If a climbing company develops a new carabiner, rope, or harness, you can bet they give prototypes to their sponsored climbers, with instructions to take them out in the mountains and fall on them.

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