Rated 5 out of 5 by Coby The GOLD Standard!
This harness IS the GOLD STANDARD for technical ski mountaineering, moderate rock/snow scrambles on alpine routes! Light is right! This thing also packs down to the size of your fist!
The Couloir Harness also has ice clipper slots, for when you only need to carry a couple pieces to set up an anchor when belaying up a second on steep section! Its great! The buckle can a be a bit tricky, but if your patient you will figure out the trick to it. I highly recommend it!
April 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by John lightweight and compact
no complaints, just recommendations... buckle should be easier to use and some sort of plastic stiffener in gear loops would make them much more functional with no sacrafice in weight and compactibility
April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerry Great harness for the minimalist
i purchased this harness to replace my diaper harness ( a tied piece of webbing). I work ski patrol and carry self-evacuation gear in case of lift failure and this harness is much easier to put on when sitting on a lift chair. It packs down real small and weighs next to nothing.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by David Light weight, packable and functionable
As a pro-ski patroller, I wanted a harness that would easily fit in my patrol vest. The Couloir harness fits the bill. It is easy to put on, in the case that self-evac. is necessary and will be available if customers evacuation is needed.
March 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frederic Nice harness but the waist strap is too short.
I purchase the XXL version of this harness to use while patrolling, mainly for lift evac and high/low angle rescue. My normal climbing harness size is XL. I appreciate the ability to tie the harness while still on skis and it is comfortable and light enough to stay in my patrol pack all the time. Unfortunately the waist strap sizing is appropriate for summer activities - When wearing cold weather ski clothing, it is difficult to get the 2-3 inches of strap extending beyond the buckle after reweaving through. I would recommend buying two size bigger if you intend to use this harness for ski mountaineering.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cletus Puts the V in Versatile
This harness is, hands down, the most versatile garment I own. I wear it in lieu of boxer shorts some days, and on other days, I wear it as a bra. For that application, I've found that it's most comfortable when worn upside-down.
February 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by V. Great except for one detail...
The Couloir harness is light, comfortable and easy to pack but has one major flaw...the passback waistbelt buckle. Trying to secure this buckle in driving snow, over multiple clothing layers, with or without gloves, is not easy and readjusting it means doing the process over again.
If the Couloir harness had the same waist buckle system as the other BD harnesses, the pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust buckle, although marginally heavier, it would be perfect.
February 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by keese Great Harness - Buckle Hard To Use
Same as everyone else. Love this harness for soloing ice with or tossed in a the bag for the mountains.
Big improvement over the Alpin Bod.
Easy to put on over crampons if I'm at a point where I decide I want a harness.
Buckle is a pain with gloves on or in the cold. Would love to see it replaced with one where the metal pieces separate and interlock.
I'm always nervous about racking heavy on the ice clippers but so no issues so far.
I spend more time in this than any other harness now.
February 26, 2015