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This reminds me of the kitesurfing harness shorts...
sunder
From Alsip, Il
Joined Apr 19, 2009
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Aug 2, 2011
Crap i posted in wrong spot.. sunder
From Alsip, Il
Joined Apr 19, 2009
580 points
Aug 2, 2011
that's a great idea!

but i wonder how one would wash it...
Kai Huang
From Thornton, CO
Joined May 9, 2008
40 points
Aug 2, 2011
Kai Huang wrote:
that's a great idea! but i wonder how one would wash it...

wash?!
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
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Aug 2, 2011
That's just weird! Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Aug 2, 2011
That salesperson's expression says it all:

"Yep, its my job to convince you why you need this gimmicky piece of crap."
Evan1984
Joined Aug 15, 2007
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Aug 2, 2011
"Hey guys, what if we took a critical piece of safety equipment and redesigned it in the name of fashion, making it hard to adjust and virtually impossible to inspect for wear?"

Does look cool though.
Toby Butterfield
From Portland, OR
Joined Aug 30, 2010
110 points
Aug 2, 2011
i just can't wait to get that to go with my
single rope atc, and double wire gate locker.

what is the word i am looking for...

lame
Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
930 points
Aug 2, 2011
I'm holding out until they have a full body suit with integrated gear sling, helmet and footwear as well as pockets for bivy gear and whatnot. Only then will the "action suit" truly fulfill its potential. bag
Joined Jan 25, 2008
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Aug 2, 2011
Do they make a skinny jeans version? Mavbe a matching trucker hat helmet as well? Tom R
From Denver, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2008
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Aug 2, 2011
No speed buckles uh... I expect to see a number of the most challenged contributors to this website sporting those next season. Unless it's not made in 'murica of course. Boissal
From Small Lake, UT
Joined Aug 21, 2006
1,180 points
Aug 2, 2011
i want one of those other harnesses in the background.
they appear to have a built in/on chalk bag, Perfect!
now the chalk is always where i thought it was, which
is great for chimneys. . .
Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
930 points
Aug 2, 2011
Great for weight savings on alpine routes! DBarton
From CENTENNIAL, CO
Joined Oct 19, 2010
107 points
Aug 2, 2011
I could actually see it being quite comfy for hanging belays depending on how its set up inside... Phill T
Joined May 5, 2008
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Aug 2, 2011
Seems like a good idea for alpine routes with a short rappel or something where packing a separate harness would be a bit more of a hassle. Is this gimicky? You bet! Am I thinking I might benefit from it? Yeah I am.

EDIT: but to wear this instead of a real harness at the crag seems ridiculous!
Derek W
Joined Jun 27, 2008
0 points
Aug 2, 2011
I recall seeing an alpine pant with a similar idea. Makes sense for the mountaineering to have an integrated harness, especially for routes which require very little roped work.

However, makes no sense to have in shorts form.
shoo
Joined Aug 9, 2010
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Aug 2, 2011
What if you shit your shorts? Long walk back to the car :( thecornyman
From Oakland, CA
Joined May 18, 2010
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Aug 3, 2011
Do i don't see a fly. Must you de-pants to pee or poop? sunder
From Alsip, Il
Joined Apr 19, 2009
580 points
Aug 3, 2011
David Barton wrote:
Great for weight savings on alpine routes!


Not sure I would want to do an alpine approach in a harness. Id rather pack it in.
Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
Joined May 20, 2007
578 points
Aug 3, 2011
Could me nice for those of us who work in a gym and occasionally need to belay or show someone how to do a skill. Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Mar 22, 2011
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Aug 3, 2011
"Could me nice for those of us who work in a gym and occasionally need to belay or show someone how to do a skill."



So you admit that you are lazy at work? Glad you only work in a gym, and not at the hospital.
T.C.
From Whittier, NC
Joined Oct 24, 2010
1 points
Aug 3, 2011
I'm impressed that literally any brain fart can make all the way to the store front. And here I am still trying to patent my retractable rope-n-a-box idea. Tina Rishard
Joined May 7, 2011
6 points
Aug 3, 2011
sunder wrote:
Do i don't see a fly. Must you de-pants to pee or poop?

You can poop through your zipper? Now THERE'S a trick I must learn!
Derek W
Joined Jun 27, 2008
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Aug 3, 2011
How does that say I'm lazy at work? Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Mar 22, 2011
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Aug 3, 2011
... If you have to be told, you will never get it. T.C.
From Whittier, NC
Joined Oct 24, 2010
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Aug 3, 2011
T.C. wrote:
... If you have to be told, you will never get it.


If people have to be told, it's probably not funny.
Evan Sanders
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