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Aug 3, 2011
thecornyman wrote:
What if you shit your shorts? Long walk back to the car :(

Hence the color... brown... You just need to unload the package and nobody is going to notice. keep an eye on the direction of the wind though...
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Aug 3, 2011
Evan Sanders wrote:
If people have to be told, it's probably not funny.

Not meant to be funny.
From Whittier, NC
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Aug 3, 2011
When I was in the Army they issued us belts with an integrated steel gate to use as a rappel harness. Not exactly comfy to rap in but it got the job done and eliminated the need to carry a harness when we didn't need one 99.9% of the time. I see this as serving a similar function but honestly I think the belt is a better idea as it takes up negligible weight and bulk when used as a belt and not a harness. While i can't see myself ever needing this i'd be curiousto hear how much weight it adds and how comfortable they are to use. Matt Marino
From Georgetown, MA
Joined Jan 4, 2010
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Aug 3, 2011
I actually do this already by putting my harness on and then putting on my shorts; it is super convenient beause I can just un-zip my fly and thread the rope in to tie in. I also get a kick out of people freaking out when I am belaying without any apparent tie-in point.

That gives me another good idea: I am going to start putting my gear sling on before my shirt to keep the gear from clanking and hanging up on stuff!
David Hous
From Boulder, Colorado
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Aug 3, 2011
Maybe they were thinking hollywood and stunt work? James Beissel
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Aug 3, 2011
It might be really comfortable but I wonder about the longevity. I go through about 3-4 pairs of pants/shorts a year and keep harnesses for 2-3. Karsten
From Sacramento, CA
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Aug 8, 2011
I'm also a little concerned about the longevity and premature wearing of this equipment through washing, but I do see this as a great way to protect modesty. I'm an easy going guy, but I could see some of my more conservative friends having an issue with how tight climbing harnesses tend to accentuate both mens' and women's bodies in ways that they may be religiously against. This might be a good alternative, especially for use in the gym! tomW
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Sep 16, 2011
I wish I was there to see this brain-child conceived.

"What if we like... woah. I literally just thought of a million dollar idea bros."
Kurt Ross
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Sep 16, 2011
Kurt Ross wrote:
I wish I was there to see this brain-child conceived. "What if we like... woah. I literally just thought of a million dollar idea bros."

My idea: integrate the chalk-bag and bra. It would be awesome...
From East-Coast
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Sep 25, 2011
Stop this silliness, RIGHT now. alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
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Sep 26, 2011
Damn the shorts, I wonder where the guy standing behind them got those sweet shoes at Mark Wyss
From Denver, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Sep 26, 2011
They must have been inspired by Clint's jeans-over-harness in the Eiger Sanction.

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From Littleton, CO
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Sep 26, 2011
This is my favorite part:

"Don't worry ladies, to add some feminine flair to the crag or gym, Mammut has created the Refine climbing skort for us. Made from antimicrobial treated high-stretch fabric, the flared and pleated short skirt conceals both fitted shorts and your harness leg loops beneath. A wide waistband on the climbing skort accommodates your harness hip belt, while a hidden stash pocket holds your keys or post climb beer money. "

Don't worry ladies ... introducing the Skort!?!?!

Rock Climbing Photo: SKORT!!!
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 30, 2007
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Sep 26, 2011
I smell a lawsuit on the horizon... Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
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Sep 26, 2011
Rossignol Europe has been making a ski pant with a sewn in harness very similar to this but just a big tie in loop at the waste that is always available. Technical gore tex ski pant.

It has been out for about 3 years or so now, I laughed at first, but If you ski full time in Europe it makes sense. Or for Heli Guides up north, Canada and Alaska. Would be great for slednecks that insist on driving their machines over air as well. In Europe we are in Harnesses about 90% of the time while skiing it seems. (well I am at least) I don't think the pant will ever take off or have it's place in the states, but if you are skiing in Cham or La Grave all season it makes sense. Constantly skiing on glaciers, and arriving to rappels on a daily basis. Seems we take belays too when we least expect it.

Yeah this short is a gimmic but it does have it's place and as soon as there are more fashionable, and sophisticated choices, I would consider it's application. It would be nice to see it come in a low cut 70's style, nylon running short.
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Sep 26, 2011
Kurt Ross wrote:
I wish I was there to see this brain-child conceived. "What if we like... woah. I literally just thought of a million dollar idea bros."

"You think the Pet Rock is a really great idea?"
Mike Anderson
From Colorado Springs, CO
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Sep 26, 2011
Mike Anderson wrote:
"You think the Pet Rock is a really great idea?"

"The guy made a million dollars!"
From Morrison, CO
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Sep 26, 2011
Buy it.... if you like melvins Fett
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