Klassen Universal/Dual Mount Harness with low-profile carbon arm.
This is a Klassen Universal harness that was made with the extra layers of carbon fiber needed so it can be used as a Dual Mount Harness. The holes have not been drilled for a front socket block, but the structural integrity is there - a pricey option – see the comparison chart here: http://www.walterkla...mparison-chart/
If you wish to add a front socket block (not included), you will need to send the front door to Walter to have the holes drilled (at your expense). I was on the fence about this feature when I bought it so this was the compromise (drilling the holes is not expensive; I just didn’t want them there if I wasn’t going to use them). In the end, I used the harness for a while but ultimately went back to a front mounted vest. The harness is in good shape but I did use it so there are the usual signs of cosmetic wear.
- Leather arm bag, leather tool kit filled with spare parts and air bladder pump.
- Extension piece to extend the door hinge for a looser fit.
- Lots of spare pads for various weather conditions and fit.
- Klassen travel/carrying Bag (this is another $400 new, but included)
In a nutshell, the back mounted harness was just not for me. Walter’s customer service is legendary and he did everything to make me happy (extra pads, etc). But, alas, I have not worn this harness in a couple of years so its time to send it to a proper home.
I’m 5’10” and 160 pounds. I believe the shell is a medium, but I honestly don’t remember. Again, included is an extension piece (which I usually left in place as I preferred a full air bladder – this means the harness should fit someone even thinner than myself) and a variety of pads.
Price: $4500.00 US
I will be attending Cinegear LA next week. I will also be attending the Tiffen Swap meet and the Stabilization Gear Expo. If you will be in town and wish to try this harness out, I will bring it. Please let me know.