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With proven performance since sometime around the Pleistocene, the A-Bod is simple, minimal, perfected and classic.
With proven performance since sometime around the Pleistocene, the A-Bod is simple, minimal, perfected and classic. Traditional buckle Quick-release leg loops 4 gear loops 12 kN-rated haul loop Entire harness constructed from quick-dry nylon webbing
This is a great, simple harness for general mountaineering. It doesn't have any padding so I would suggest it for Trad or gym climbing or anytime where you are expecting to spend long amounts of time hanging from the harness. I particularly enjoy how easy it is to take on and off. Thanks to the clipping leg loops, you don't have to clumsily thread your legs through the loops while getting into or out of the harness. Pros- Inexpensive, Easy On/Off Cons- No Padding (as I said, not really a problem for general mountaineering)
Use Situation: Mountaineering
Great harness light and easy to use, I used it up in Alaska a month ago and it can be uncomfortable if you have to do any repelling or hanging out in cravasses.
pros- comfortable, easy to put on/take off, lightweight cons- havent found any yet I have only used this product on a few rock ledges and cliffs around home so far but plan to use it on a few climbs in colorado this spring, it should work great. Also as always a great price from whittaker mountaineering, they seem to have the best prices that I can find anywhere and the customer service is great. We had a problem with my shipping address and I emailed them and they fixed it right away and emailed me back and the shipment showed up on time. thanks guys!!!
This is my number one pick for a do-it-all harness. It's durable construction is ready to take on rock, snow, and ice. Quick release leg loops allow easy on/ off whether you're wearing crampons, or you are like me and are just too tired to lift your leg up after a day on a rock face. Other alpine/ gym harnesses may serve your purpose mountaineering, but Alpine Bod's gear loops make this the only harness you'll need. I have used the Alpine Bod Harness for travel on Rainier and Adams, rock climbing in Texas and Colorado, as well as indoor walls. I couldn't ask for a better piece of equipment, or a better price.