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Couloir Harness

$59.95 USD

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An ultralight, minimal harness for technical skiing and mountaineering, the Couloir packs down into its included stuff sack.
Item# BD651039BORGM_L1
$59.95 USD

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Packable to the size of a soup can that easily stows away in a jacket pocket, the superlight Couloir harness is designed to be the essential skiing and mountaineering harness. Quick-release leg loops allow fast and easy changes while wearing skis or crampons, and low-profile webbing construction allows it to wear comfortably under packs or over clothing. Two webbing gear loops, four Ice Clipper slots and a belay and haul loop complete the package.

  • Fast drying nylon-webbing construction with traditional buckle
  • Quick-release leg loops for easy on/off, even while wearing skis or crampons
  • Two webbing gear loops and four Ice Clipper slots
  • Low-profile and flat enough to be worn comfortably under a pack or clothing
  • Packs down into a stuff sack small enough to fit into jacket pocket
  • 15 kN-rated belay and haul loops

Tech Specs

Series :   Ice/Alpine Series
Weight :   230 g (8 oz)

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by May not be for all women I have been using this harness in the big mountains since it came out, for me it is a 5 star. It does what it needs to do at a very light weight. BUT I bought one for my girlfriend who also climbs and it doesn't fit right. Then I started looking at the difference between men's and women's harnesses and women's have a longer belay loop. This harness is designed for men or women that have a "short" distance between waist and crotch. Most women's waists are higher than men's. So women beware and try it on before buying otherwise you may end up with a harness that you can't return to the retailer because it is 'climbing gear and not returnable'. I have a extra harness size small now that is brand new and never worn but can't be returned.... (and my girlfriend is a tight bodied climber so the waist fits no problem, it is the belay loop length that is the problem) February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very compact perfect for use in backpack I am a Ski Patroller and this will be in my pack for emergency situations such as low angle rescue. It is easy to get on and can be done while seated down. February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The standard Since wearing an initial prototype to the current product, I have been extremely impressed. Very light and perfect for glacier travel and ski mountaineering. A much more functional and comfortable harness than the other minimalist skimo harnesses I own. January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The new standard for mountains like Rainier. I replaced my old alpine bod harness with the couloir harness. The softer material and lighter weight are major improvements. It's more comfortable to walk in and takes up less room in your pack. Not a good harness to spend lots of time hanging in, but that's not the point of this harness. For climbs like Mount Rainier and big glacier climbs all over the world, this is my new harness of choice. December 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by My alpine harness Light. Comfortable. Great visibility color. Easy to put while wearing skis or crampons or snowshoes or stilt... The buckle isn't easy to put on with gloves. With practice, it is still not easy... The gear loop are a bit soft. I use it for not too technical glacier travel, fast and light mission, ski mountaineering expedition or as a back up in my bag. Bottom line: Great harness but the buckle isn't easy to use with gloves. November 21, 2014
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