Recently bought one of these (model 241) at Wal-Kart for $50.00 Of course it was inside a sealed plastic display package and I couldn't get a hands-on look at it, but the picture and description on the package looked very inviting.
I've gotten tired of fighting straps and buckles in the dark with other harnesses and have been thinking about a vest-type, since it looks easier to climb into.
Well......to sum it up, I've now used this Remington vest twice and in my opinion it is junk.
The 'vest' is really just a little thin piece of cheap camo material covering a harness. It has large (I mean really large) metal rings on each side and I have yet to figure out exactly what they are for. Maybe to be used with the lineman's belt that comes with it. But, since there are no instructions in the package, one can only guess. There is a useless page in the package that cautions about the safe use of this item (no doubt written by some company lawyer) but no instructions for using this particular item. The page does refer one to the provided DVD, which turns out to be the same DVD provided with all climbers and it hardly mentions harnesses and certainly not this specific one.
So, although I've used it twice and the plastic package it came in has been severly cut and torn, this baby is going back to Wal-Mart immediately.
I guess the lesson here is that if you buy a 'cheap' climbing vest, you are most likely going to get a 'cheap' climbing vest.
Time to head to Gander Mountain and get 'real' climbing vest.
Anyone else tried the item?
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