Your email seems contradictory, you say you like the D rings that the
Bosun's seat offers then say you do not use the bosun's seat much and
it adds weight.
I have a Yates Voyager Harness. You can visit their web page for a
full catalog of harnesses and other climbing gear:
A useful article about safety body harnesses can be found at:
At 02:06 PM 10/4/2009, Jim Hoge wrote:
>It's about time to replace my climbing harness and I am seeking
>opinions on different manufactures and models. I climb as a side job
>and average two or three climbs a week. I currently use an Elk River
>model 66613 full body harness and these are my pros and cons:
>6 D-rings are a real plus- I carry extra carabiners, pulleys, tag
>lines, or tool bags. The D-rings on the bosun's seat are great for this.
>Bosun's seat is rarely utilized and only adds weight.
>Overall weight of the harness is heavy.
>Chest straps and clips don't allow for much change in girth. If the
>harness fits well in summer, it's going to be tight in the winter
>when a jacket is worn.
>When used off of a tower such as in cherry picker or in a crow's
>nest with a fall arrest lanyard, bending at the waist is
>restrictive. Yes, the lanyard is long enough, hi.
>The harness has served me well but with rust appearing on the
>shoulder adjustment clips and the use it has seen, it's nearly time
>to replace it. Better to err on the side of safety.
>By the way, anyone have tricks for preventing the rust on the metal
>hardware? The points of concern are on the chest where sweat drips on them.
>Tnx es 73,
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