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Apr 20, 2013
I currently use the b360a for a big wall/trad harness. Looking into a more comfortable option and I'm liking the BD Big Gun. Anyone have any experience with one or both, or any other big wall they like? Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
183 points
Apr 20, 2013
The big gun is sweet but the hammer holster goes right under a gear loop. The upper gear loops are pretty much useless but if you are rocking a double gear sling (go fish, half the price of Yates) it's no big deal. so far I'm just keeping my belay device/ anchor stuff on my harness. Nothing I need mid-pitch. Jace Mullen
From Oceanside, Ca
Joined Jan 11, 2011
6 points
Apr 21, 2013
I am a big fan of the waldo... Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
84 points
Apr 21, 2013
I love my Big Gun Harness and would highly recommend it. It carries all my cams and gear so I can hike into the climb wearing it and the majority of the weight hangs on my hips instead of my shoulders. The extra gear loops are extremely handy. The hammer loop is removable and since I don't use a hammer took it off. The harness is tremendously comfortable. It is comfortable even when stuck belaying a struggling climber from a hanging belay. I won't buy another harness. Michael Mahoney
From Gillette, WY
Joined Sep 3, 2012
11 points
Apr 21, 2013
Which way again?
I know you've heard this all before but I'm saying it again. I think the "big companies" make shit harnesses for the most part, specifically Arc'Bird and Brown Diamante. They're uncomfortable, their "wall models" chafe like hell at hanging belays, and in the case of Arc'Squawk, they don't last for shit, either.

I've been using Misties for years now. I've tried burly harnesses by Yates, Metolius, BD, Petzl, and a few others, and nothing on the market comes CLOSE to the Cadillac.

I really didn't think that the six loops would make a difference, but they've been a game-changer for me. The comfort of the harness is unparalleled; I'd put Misty's sport models up against any of the Big Guys' wall models for comfort alone and see them crush the competition. Bottom line is, why buy the second best? Misty Mountain Cadillacs have a deserved reputation for being the most comfortable, durable, well-built harnesses available today. They don't cost a ton, your harness is something that's with you for years and makes a big difference in how you climb when it's really, really comfortable.

Get a Misty and thank me later.
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