Today we'll be reviewing the Guardian Edge Series Harness. It's perched high atop the harness food chain, but is it really worth it? It looks pretty. It feels pretty. But will this be the 1st harness I reach for when I get down to business?
Edge Series Harness
Manufacturer: Guardian Fall Protection Price Range: $139 - $299 (Scores out of 5)
Features: What's included? (4.5) The Guardian Edge Series Harness comes with all of the features you would expect from a high-end harness. You can get Side D-Rings or a waist buckle if you'd like. Some of the more standout features? Well, how about slots for your crap. As in a place to hold your sunglasses, walkie-talkies, or cell phone. Another nice feature? A lot of the webbing is protected by weatherproof Hypolon (Strong Material). This keeps your webbing around longer. Another nice option available is the quick connect buckles, which makes donning this harness a snap.
Usability: How easy is it to use? (4.7) Outside of a vest harness, which is by far the easiest harness I've ever tried to use, the Edge Harness comes in a close second. The jacket style makes this thing easy to put on. Best of all, the jacket style keeps your webs from tangling. This harness makes sure you don't look like a jackass on the job. There really isn't a whole lot you can say about a harness that's easy to use. It just works.
Durability: How long will this last me? (4.5) In addition to the web protection we discussed earlier, I can definitely say that this harness is substantial. It looks and feels sturdy. The odds are pretty good that this harness will be with your crew for a while. Besides, this harness looks so nice, you'll want to take care of it. That doesn't happen too often.
Value: Is it appropriately priced? (4.5) This harness is priced competitively in the high end market. In fact, it's priced better than lesser alternatives. With this harness you're getting solid features on a solid harness. The tipping point? This is one of the most comfortable harnesses you will ever wear. It's like wearing a new pair of shoes. Great product. Great price. ____________________________________________________
Our Recommendation If you are in the market for a high end harness, this is the direction you want to go. You may find some harnesses that are cheaper, but they won't be as comfortable. If you're in the market for a low end harness, this is probably out of your league. Let me just put it this way. If you want a harness that is going to be comfortable for an eight hour work day, get the Guardian Edge Series Harness.
Have you used a Guardian Edge Harness? What did you think?