Trango Liberty Harness
A day in the alpine can bring a little bit of everything: hiking, rock, snow, choss, hanging belays, and multiple rappels. “After my first eight hours in this harness, I was sold,” said one tester after a late summer scramble-snow-rock ascent of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Longs Peak. “I felt unencumbered while climbing and hiking. Then, after falling off ice laps a week later, I found the wide, padded waist and leg loops to be perfectly comfortable.” A double-buckle waist ensures you can size the harness just right, and gear loops just behind the hips and at the back (four loops total) keep gear out of the way while highstepping or hiking to the next pitch. Adjustable leg loops and a drop seat allow for thicker layers and nature calls on snow climbs. At 16 oz., this harness isn’t super light, but it’s a comfortable cruiser you can use year-round.