New Tribe "Tengu"

 
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(Updated: October 28, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Really comfortable

Really light and easy to fix.I use just for recreational climbing.Unlike 'yellow jacket',leg pad is really comfortable and also silent.

Overall rating 
 
3.0
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Portability 
 
1.0

Comfy, heavy, and bulky

This is a very comfortable harness. It's fairly silent too. I have had mine for a couple years and really enjoy it. I like the soft Ds though I wonder how well they would really hold if I did half the crazy things I used to do with my Navaho SIT.

I never liked the triangle deltas on the New Tribe harnesses. They are crazy strong and that's great...they just never feel right and are a pain to unscrew. It's just one more thing to inspect that I never undo anyway. I prefer harnesses that have a ring sewn in.

The leg pads on this harness are big and fantastic - unfortunately, they add considerable weight and make the harness very hard to pack up before and after a climb.

I should note that I have slept in this harness many times and it's very comfortable in a treeboat.

Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Quiet, Comfortable, Lightweight

I love this saddle. One of my favorite parts about the Tengu is the cloth d's, they greatly reduce the noise impact that you make (no clanking of metal d's and screw links with this saddle). I live and often climb in the city (rec. climbing) so the silence is truly golden for me. Another plus of the Tengu is the comfort. This saddle fits well and is very light. I will hike out on longer treks wearing my saddle and it never pinches or binds, even when I'm doing serious bushwhacking. I haven't had the saddle long enough to say much about durability, but so far it has held up perfectly.

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Got it right the first time.

Having studied different saddles for about two weeks I'm glad I settled on the Tengu. Being used for rec. climbing it's tops for me. Has plenty of loops to attach many extras. I feel very secure and comfortable with every climb. Get one and you'll see.

Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Oohh baby...aahh...

I just got this and have only used it a few times yet. But I've used enough of a varity of saddles that I can tell you you can't beat this for rec. climbing. I have a wide back work saddle that I've used for rec climbs for three years and it's ok. But it weighs 6 lbs. Two of the things that I like most about the Tengu are it's weight, or lack thereof, and comfort. I have my own climbing academy and am going to be wearing this thing ALOT. These two points alone are key. Plus I climb a lot of wild trees that require packing in your gear. The lightness and also the quiet facter play a key role. There are plenty of places to hang gear from including the small loops on the leg pads. Nice touch. I can't vouch for the longevity factor, yet. But I've read enough reviews from other climbers that gave the thumbs up here.

Did I say comfortable? Nice. :)

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