Super comfy all-arounder
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I've been climbing in the Solution for over a year now doing both sport and trad and I am super happy with it.
*PRICE- $56 on sale is an amazing deal for this harness considering its quality and design. It's a great deal even at retail price of $75.
*COMFORT- by far the comfiest harness I've worn. I've owned a BD momentum and a petzl corax before this and the solution is far more comfy despite having much thinner webbing. I was concerned about the elastic leg loops since I've always had adjustable ones before, but they are super convenient and comfortable. I now prefer this design to ones with buckles. Sometimes I have to adjust them when hanging, but it's very easy and not a problem at all. The solution also perfectly distributes weight from gear on your hips. Even with a double rack on, the harness is comfy and you barely feel the gear. My old petzl corax had super thick webbing and weighed a ton but was not nearly as comfortable for hanging in and it sagged real bad on my hips when racked with gear.
*MATERIAL AND PROFILE- material is very durable with no noticeable wear anywhere on mine after a year and nothing fraying. The profile is amazing because it's so slim and packs down in to your pack like nothing.
*WEIGHT- this harness is super light which is a benefit for any discipline. Compared to my old petzl corax, this harness feels like a feather.
*LOOKS- not really important but I like the blue and black design.
*GEAR LOOPS- The gear loops are a bit small, BUT I can still easily fit a double rack of gear on my harness by racking more efficiently and clipping doubles of items together to preserve space. This was a change up from my Corax which could hold a ton of gear, but I've had no issues adjusting my racking style over to the solution and it's never given me issues leading trad when I'm sorting through gear on my harness. The comfort of the harness is WELL worth the change in racking style.
OVERALL- I am super happy with this harness. I originally got it as a sport harness and was thinking I would get a secondary one for trad, but the comfort of this harness is so great that I don't want to wear anything else. (Edit- sorry for the wall of text. It doesn't allow paragraph separation)