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    Default Technical Rescue Harness Selection

    I am trying to decide what harness to choose for technical rope rescue. What type of harness would you guys say is the best to go with?

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    Being there are so many different harnesses out there it may take some time before you find one thats comfortable for you. Two great harness that I could recommend are the Petzl Navaho Bod and the Yates Voyager. I find both harnesses to be very comfortable.
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    Just my .02 but the Petzl and Yates harnesses are my favorites for comfort and features. I've worn many different makes of those and others (CMC, Roco, Yates, Petzl).

    I would suggest that even if you don't use them right now that you should get a harness with side positioning d-rings that all tower, rope access, and arborist harnesses have. You'll be glad you did when you want to climb up something...

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    I like the Yates line (Voyager, TechRescueII, etc...) a lot. I got a thick neck and cannot stand when the chest harness had a bunch of padding to rub your neck.

    Way off topic... first rope work was in the Army, we would rappell using a 12 foot body cord tied into a swiss seat (had to insure the "boys" where positioned right or you'd pinch one off real quick). Then to rappell, we used a non locking carabeiner with rope double hitched into it. You could do a 60' tower in a bound and a half... or off a helo skid to the ground in 3 seconds. After that experience, any harness and rappell set up we use seems safe!
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    Why do you need a harness? There are many time tested and proven alternatives...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickboy42 View Post
    Why do you need a harness? There are many time tested and proven alternatives...
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    I will throw out another vote for the Yates Voyager.
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    I saw a couple votes for Yates, but check out RescueTECH. www.rescuetech1.com. Their Vanguard Harness is very comfortable; I also like Singing Rocks Expert II.

    Neck rub is probably the most common complaint concerning the new style of harnesses. The Vanguard and Expert are pretty ergonomically designed to prevent this.

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    Default Another Seat suggestion

    Jerry Smith from Progressive Rescue Solutions builds an awesome seat. He has tons of experience in rescue and will custom build a seat for your comfort at about the same price.

    http://progressiverescuesolutions.co...oduct-catalog/

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