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Sit Harnesses: SRT

We don't stock every sit harness available; but probably we have the widest selection in the UK of proper, cave-intentional harnesses for SRT. This is not only because people's needs are varied; from narrow gnarly horror shows, to tropical excursions where shorts are the de rigeur cave wear, to vertical nylon highways lasting for hours; but also because, simply, cavers come in all shapes and sizes. If in doubt, come and visit the shop at the weekend, and we'll try to arrange a bit of 'dangle time'. Otherwise, we're always happy to advise!

MTDE Picos 
£72.00

MTDE Picos

Top of the range, highly supportive, very adjustable sit harness. Very low attachment point to the chest ascender, maximising the effectiveness of each step. Very comfortable but requires time and care in setting it up to make it so. Sturdy 44mm tape on belt, legs, and bum strap (both these latter PVC reinforced). Three gear loops, one movable gear ring. Serious prussiking kit, and despite the name it is probably more suited for Krubera / Voronya, than the Voronya harness! Also the thing to take to 'nylon highways' such as Lukina Trojama, or indeed Notts' Pot!
Alp Design Avalon 
£75.30
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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
Petzl Fractio 
£76.50
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Petzl Fractio

A design well known to British cavers, it is a good combination of durability and convenience. Its key points are the double belt feature, which increases support across the lower back and is a useful anchor for Torse and Doma style chest harnesses. The aluminium central attachment points make getting the central maillon / krab off the harness much easier in narrow or nasty passage. This gives a slightly higher centre of gravity - a little less efficient, but perhaps less strenuous for the 'top heavy' caver. The current version has dyneema equipment loops and the leg loop reinforcement is TPU (which is the same as PVC in use). Please specify Size 1 (waist 60cm - 95cm), or Size 2 (waist 90cm - 105cm)
Primary SRT kit 
£246.00
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Primary SRT kit

A full specification SRT kit suitable for: novices, those whose need is for a simple and uncluttered setup, or simply those looking for an excellent deal! NB that this kit usually contains an MTDE Club harness, but we are out of stock at the moment - this revised Primary kit includes a Petzl Superavanti instead, but is £18 more expensive. Please advise whether you need Size 1 or Size 2. Comprising: Petzl Superavanti harness, Alp Design Doma chest harness, 10mm cowstails, combined safety / footloop in 8mm cord, CT chest and hand ascenders, Simple descender, two keylock straight gate snaplinks, two Axxis screwgates, steel braking snaplink. Held together with a 10mm steel Half Round maillon. All high quality and durable gear, with no corners cut; no need to discard this kit to cope with expedition rigging, longer pitches, or practising rope rescue. Why these components? i. The Club harness is one size to fit all - no need to second guess what sizes a club might need. ii. The Doma chest...



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