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Monkey Beaver Harness?

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Very good harness. Similar in feel to the Tree Motion, but more padding. Im skinny, and the TM D rings always bit into my hips, not a problem with the MB. Not CE marked for the UK though? 

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ive just bought one, didn't want to spend out on another tree motion due to massive price hike so I got stung on monkey beaver harness instead, import duties were not taken into my calculation! anyway I do really like it and I think it is more comfortable than the tree motion, and as one of the reviewers on YouTube said ''its like having Gods own hands caressing your buttocks!" the only place I find a bit of 'digging in' is on the backs of my legs but that is due to my sip trousers and the little ventilation zips rubbing.

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11 hours ago, shillo said:

ive just bought one, didn't want to spend out on another tree motion due to massive price hike so I got stung on monkey beaver harness instead, import duties were not taken into my calculation! anyway I do really like it and I think it is more comfortable than the tree motion, and as one of the reviewers on YouTube said ''its like having Gods own hands caressing your buttocks!" the only place I find a bit of 'digging in' is on the backs of my legs but that is due to my sip trousers and the little ventilation zips rubbing.

How much did it cost in total If you dont mind me asking?

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Had one for over a year no and probably the most comfortable harness I've had in 20 years of climbing, so many little adjustments to get it just right how you want it, worth watching the video as some good tips in setting it up. Important duty is a kick in the nuts but once we leave Europe prob have it on everything so decided quickly.

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I think the harness was 430, 60 delivery and then there was the 70 import duty to pay on top, I was told that sometimes they get away with it but I didn't. I know I know should have stuck with tree motion but hey I like to try something different and it all goes against my tax.

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Oh .. that's a point. Once we leave Europe are will allowed to use non CE approved equipment?

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5 hours ago, Gray git said:

....Important duty is a kick in the nuts....

 


When I think of important duties for the nuts, “a kick in them” is a fair way down my list.

 

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Does anyone on here have one of these? Just wondering what they are like for comfort etc....
 
Yup, bought one four months ago. Only got around to climbing in it Today. I had it roughly dialed in from hanging out of it in my workshop. Initial impressions are that it is very comfortable and very well made. I haven't tried the upper D's yet, just had my lanyard on the rigging plates.

The Rock Exotica rigging plates are only ok. I dislike the fact that their black, hi-viz green like my T.M would have been a better choice. The bridge is a lumpy bit of 13mm so I'll probably change that. The leg loops wrap right around and give support from just above the knee. I bought the extra padding for the leg loops which just attach with velcro.

This harness is infinitely adjustable like the T.M but has more comfort. One thing I always hated about the T.M was the shock cord that attaches the leg loops to the waist belt, none of that on the M.B. Soild webbing attachments everywhere thankfully.

In time I'll swap out the bridge for something a little more streamlined like the adjustable bridge from Petzl. I'll probably change the rigging plates for the lower D's on the new T.M.

This harness was designed by two experienced working climbers and it shows. This will be my number one harness going forward and the T.M will be my backup/rescue harness.

The M.B cost me approximately €500 inc shipping, I purchased a size medium. I'm a 36" waist and there was plenty of spare webbing on all the adjustments to tape up.

I hope this helps,

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