TimB wrote:Probably a dumb question, but what are the major differences between a summer and winter harness?
To me it is primarily the ease of racking ice screws and clip ice tools. This, in turn, has to do with the ability to attach "ice clippers" to the harness.
The main advantage of a harness with adjustable leg loops is that it fits more people. I've had a BD Blizzard for six years and I have never unfastened its leg loops. As The Chief points out, if you want to be safe put on your harness before you need it and, specifically, before you don your crampons.