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
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5.0
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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 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
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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. :)

(Updated: March 13, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
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5.0

Happy Camp...uh...Climber!

As a rescue tech, I've logged many, many hours "on rope" , but not that many in trees. The more I read up on tree climbing, the more I felt I was missing something by using my rescue harness. Boy, was I missing something...Comfort!



I just got my New Tribe Tengu today. Right out of the box I could see that this is a quality piece of equipment. The stitching is very well done, and the materials are first quality. I was particularly surprised by how light it is.



The weather was nice today, a little cold, but nice, so I decided to try out my new rig right away. Because this was a new piece of equipment, I only worked low to get a feel for it. Putting the harness on was a snap - very easy to figure out, no surprises. I really like the double back style buckle on the waist strap. It feels very secure.

After a very short - about 5 min.- adjustment period, up I went. My first thought as my feet left the ground was "Harnesses are NOT supposed to be this comfortable!"

The back pad is comfortable and large, but not so big that it digs into my ribs or hips, and the leg pads - awesome. I hung around at about 10-20 feet for about an hour, reclining, sitting, standing and even inverting, with no leg discomfort whatsoever. That would never have been the case with my rescue harness. I can't wait for a day when I can really get out there and use this saddle for a good long time - hey, Saturday is only a day away!



I only gave the Tengu a 3 rating for durability because it is brand new. Based on experience, I can tell this saddle is going to hold up to lots of abuse for a very long time.



From now on, I'm a member of the New Tribe!

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