Wild Country Blaze Harness
Great harness for a great price
After injuring my ankle bouldering I started top-roping about a month ago. This is my first harness, though I have used a number of different models before buying this one. I bought it on sale for 60.00 euro which is an absolute steal, and which was the cheapest I could find it online, though I don't think the usual asking price of 75.00 euro is too extreme.
So far I have only used the Blaze harness while indoors. It is a simple, lightweight design, with sturdy looking gear loops, although I am yet to test them out, besides a karabiner or two.
The adjustment on both the waist and legs is very well fitting and easily adjustable. I tried it in the shop against the Black Diamond Momentum SA and felt that the more classic design of the leg loops would be more durable than the SA's design. I could probably have gone for the small, although I do like my harnesses to be tight, and am very happy with the medium. I also wanted a harness that I could layer up with for as I get more into alpinism, which this harness definitely has the capability to do.
Aesthetically (although I personally wouldn't value this too highly) it is lovely, and I've been complimented on it more than once.
I've taken a few falls, and the harness has taken my weight well. I wouldn't say it was the most comfortable harness I have ever tried but was more comfortable than the majority.
I have no idea of the durability of this harness, as I have only had it a few weeks. Still I am hopeful that it will last me a long time.
Overall, I would say a great harness at a reasonable price, which I reckon I will be getting a lot of use out of.
23 February 2015
Great, lightweight harness
Light, durable, and inexpensive. This harness is very comfortable, and one of only a few that doesn't dig into my larger rib-cage when taking a fall. Excellent for the price, used it for trad and sport, with plenty of rack space for gear.
Recommended to family and friends!
17 November 2014