New Tribe "Basic"

 
4.1 (3)

New Tribe Basic saddle

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3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.1
Type of Use 
 
2.7  (3)
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0  (3)
Durability 
 
3.7  (3)
Comfort 
 
4.3  (3)
Ease of Use 
 
4.3  (3)
Portability 
 
4.0  (3)
(Updated: May 14, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Kids version of this is really super

Got the children's version of this harness for my daughter. I believe this review to be on topic because it looks identical.
She was four at the time, I think. She only had one frustrating attempt at the technique of climbing. By her second time she was throwing the knot and making progress. Now she's six and she climbs in comfort with this saddle, and she's good at it. You have to add your own screw link to the kid's saddle, if I remember correctly. I used a triangle screw link.

I adjusted the distance (made it longer) to the friction knot by adding a steel oval link between the factory D ring and the carabiner with the Schwab. Those xtra couple of inches are just right. Any kind of rope bridge is way too long.

She climbs with me now and again, and never once has complained of any discomfort. I purchased the XS size. I believe it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $120. Money well spent. Me and my little one enjoy great days outside together, climbing in safety and comfort. I use a blue tenex eye-to-eye made into a Schwabisch prusik for her, and Safety-Pro climbing line. I find it this to be a most grippy combination, totally stable with no chance of unwanted slippage under any circumstances. Yet still easy to back down.

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

New Tribe "Basic"

This was the first saddle I ever purchased. It was easy to use, relative unexpensive, durable (I used it for 3 year before donating to a relative.) I added a couple of metal loops when I ordered but it was Ok overall. This is a good saddle for a new climber that is in the proecess of getting into the sport.

Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
2.0
Frequency of Use 
 
1.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
4.0

Excellent Saddle!

This is a very comfortable saddle. It is easy to put on and take off. I love the simple design and easy adjustment. I have used it many times in the tree climbing program at my place of work and also to do maintenance on our climbing tower. The only downside is it is bulky. The bulk is worth it for the comfort.

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