Reviews & Ratings

A Full Body Harness is an integral part of any fall protection system. With so many innovations in harness design, it can be difficult to select the perfect harness.

Our instructors log over 50,000 climbing hours a year and encounter every work type and application you can imagine. They’ve reviewed six harnesses from different manufacturers that all meet the demanding needs of tower climbing and highlighted the pros and cons of each to help you select the right harness.

We’ve rated these harnesses against four criteria to ensure that you’ll have the most comfortable and efficient climb every time: Comfort, Adjustability, Weight, and Added Features.

The easiest way to find the perfect harness for your purpose is to give one of our Equipment Advisors a call at 1.800.755.8455.

DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX Tower Climbing Harness

The most comfortable tower harness available. The spring-loaded dorsal D-ring makes for easier connecting. The adjustors are very easy to work, even with gloves on. The ExoFit NEX is the heaviest harness on the market, but the seat can be removed for a sleeker fit.

APPLICATIONS: Tower, Construction

COMFORT: ★★★★★

ADJUSTABILITY: ★★★★★

WEIGHT: ★★

FEATURES: ★★★★★

$913.00

Highly Recommended

Petzl AVAO® BOD FAST International Version

The AVAO BOD FAST harness embodies a particular development that empowers the user to hang from the dorsal connection point for a longer time in case of a fall. The AVAO BOD FAST fall arrest and work positioning harness are designed for outstanding comfort in all situations.

APPLICATIONS: Tower, Rope Access, Building Envelope, Window Cleaning, Rescue

 

COMFORT: ★★★★

ADJUSTABILITY: ★★★★★

WEIGHT: ★★★★★

FEATURES: ★★★★★

$459.95

Highly Recommended

The ExoFit NEX Vest Style Harness wraps around you for the ultimate in no-tangle donning and comfortable security.

3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ Construction Style Positioning/Climbing Harness

With first-of-its-kind features and benefits, DBI-Sala’s ExoFit NEX Construction Style Harness provides soft yet extremely durable anti-absorbent webbing, strategically placed padding, and protective elements that prolong the service life of the harness.

APPLICATIONS: Tower, Construction

COMFORT: ★★★★★

ADJUSTABILITY: ★★★★

WEIGHT: ★★★★

FEATURES: ★★★★

$579

Highly Recommended

Best Buy

DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX Vest Style Harness

3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ Vest-Style Positioning/Climbing Harness

The ExoFit NEX Vest Style Climbing Harness wraps around you for the ultimate in no-tangle donning and comfortable security. The shoulder, hip, and leg padding are built-in so it can’t slip. It even has memory-fit features allowing you to lock the adjustments in place to prevent the web from slipping.

APPLICATIONS: General Work From Height

COMFORT: ★★★★

ADJUSTABILITY: ★★★★★

WEIGHT: ★★★★★

FEATURES: ★★★

$542

Recommended

Petzl Astro® Bod Fast Harness with Integrated Croll

Contoured and lined with breathable foam padding for comfort when suspended. The DOUBLEBACK self-locking buckles at the rear of the harness, between the waistbelt and the leg loops, allow for a shorter adjustment when the dorsal attachment point is used.

APPLICATIONS: Rope Access, Rescue , Tower

COMFORT: ★★★★★

ADJUSTABILITY: ★★★★★

WEIGHT: ★★★★★

FEATURES: ★★★★★

$499.95 – $539.95

Highly Recommended

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