Alp Design Avalon
A very comfortable and lightweight harness for Single Rope Technique, made by a well respected Italian company. The Avalon *looks* like a climbing harness, with a well padded belt and leg loops, plus twin gear loops. However, it *functions* like an effective caving harness, with a very low central attachment point to facilitate efficient prussiking. It also has four light alloy buckles - two on the legs, and two on the belt, for a close and neat fit over different layers of clothing.
The Avalon is surprisingly tough, and is perhaps of greatest interest for those who spend more time sitting in their harness - instructors for example - and also those caving in warm countries. Especially where cavers are not wearing heavier oversuits or undersuits, the extra padding is likely to be particularly welcome.
Available in three sizes.
Size 1: waist 60-90cm; thigh circumference 40-55cm
Size 2: waist 70-100cm; thigh circumference 45-65cm
Size 3: waist 80-120cm; thigh circumference 50-75cm