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Anyone using Wild Country harnesses?

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Rain F · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2023 · Points: 0

I'm in the market for a new harness and I really like the features and price of the Wild Country session harness, but here in the states I've never seen anyone wearing their harnesses and I can't find a shop to try it on before I buy. Would love to get some opinions if you have any.

Joe Kalis · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 0

I've got a Wild Country Syncro I've been using for 2 seasons for trad/sport/ice/mixed climbing. Fit has been good, good padding. Love the double adjustable waist buckles and leg buckles for putting over winter layers. Only gripe is the positioning of the lower rear gear loops- they're too low for my preference for anything aside from ATC/racked slings. 

JF M · · NoCo · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,823

I’ve been using WC harnesses for years now and love them. Good price point for a solid, durable harness. Not the lightest things ever, but I abuse them pretty hard and they last a couple of seasons

M M · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2019 · Points: 261

I got a WC Session and really liked it for ice/sport/alpine rock/ single pitch and gym climbing, but in less than a year both(upper and lower) tie in points wore down badly. Aside from that I've loved the harness, and was able to get a replacement from WC without issue. 

Kai Larson · · Sandy, UT · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 436

I have a WC Syncro.  It's my go-to cragging harness.  Love the adjustability and all the gear loops.  Has held up well so far.  

Chris Gardner · · Golden, CO · Joined Jul 2019 · Points: 5

I have both a Synchro and a Session and like them both, but like/use the session more (I only use the synchro for aid/wall stuff). I have the smallest size Synchro and it runs pretty big IMO, but the small session fits pretty well on me (29-30 waist).

Will WB · · Sacramento, CA · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 239

I have been climbing in a WC Mission harness for a couple years now and love it. As my only harness, I use it for gym, sport, trad, and, sometime back, ice. It’s been a fantastic harness. While to gear loops are enormous, they can take a double rack just fine, even using just the front two loops. I know the Mission is no longer made but the Session seems to be a pretty similar replacement. Looking at WC’s website and at Backcountry, the images for the Session are different. Can anyone here confirm whether the Session has a fifth gear loop or not? The Mission did and I am personally a fan of a fifth loop. Would be a shame if they got rid of that from such a great all-around harness. Again, I can’t speak towards the WC harness currently on the market, but I’ve put the Mission through quite a lot of climbing it remains in good condition, including the tie-in points.

Jake Collins · · Saint Louis, MO · Joined Jul 2022 · Points: 50
Will WB wrote:

I have been climbing in a WC Mission harness for a couple years now and love it. As my only harness, I use it for gym, sport, trad, and, sometime back, ice. It’s been a fantastic harness. While to gear loops are enormous, they can take a double rack just fine, even using just the front two loops. I know the Mission is no longer made but the Session seems to be a pretty similar replacement. Looking at WC’s website and at Backcountry, the images for the Session are different. Can anyone here confirm whether the Session has a fifth gear loop or not? The Mission did and I am personally a fan of a fifth loop. Would be a shame if they got rid of that from such a great all-around harness. Again, I can’t speak towards the WC harness currently on the market, but I’ve put the Mission through quite a lot of climbing it remains in good condition, including the tie-in points.

Yes! The Session has a back gear loop, and it is slightly larger than the side ones.

Emilio Sosa · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Oct 2019 · Points: 46

Really like my Session, and I’ve found it to be pretty comfy to hang it. The gear loops are also shaped nicely and are a good size. 

Matt N · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 415

The previous WC Mission womens is my wife's fav (5 gear loops) - new model changed size/fit, so we hunted down a NOS when replacement was needed. 

Pavel K · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 211

Syncro. Love it (the gear loops and durability)for trad and ice. 

Rain F · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2023 · Points: 0

Thanks all for the info!

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