Recently there has been a thread on WISP-Talk about the best tower harness. Rather than going down the road of the best brand I figured I would take a different approach. I sat down with Lee and Nick from TowerOne Inc. at WISPAPALOOZA 2017 in Las Vegas.
I asked them what they look for in a good harness and here were their top features.
Both said weight was very important. This makes sense because you will be spending long amounts of time with the harness attached to you. Another feature was the ability to customize the fit. Belts with synch type adjustments tend to be more comfortable than belt buckles with holes every 1 inch.
Attachment and gear hooks came in next as a must-have feature. Breathability of the material was another one. After a hot day on the tower, the ability to whisk away as much sweat as possible is vital to be as comfortable as you can.
TowerOne usually brings several different types of harnesses with them to their training events. This way folks can try things on. One that has been discovered is people tend to make how the harness is put on an important decision when buying a harness. Some like to put their harness on like a vest. Others like stepping into the harness and then pulling it up.
So no matter what harness you go with, look into what feature are important to you and how it feels.