Over the past decade, a certain characteristic of harness design has become the number-one sought-after feature for comfort in tree climbing—the floating bridge. The floating bridge is essentially a suspension strap that spans the wearer’s lap where the support line is connected, allowing for free movement of the torso like no other design. Such mobility allows a tree climber to reach up and down and in, and out much more freely during a routine that demands flexibility.
With design assistance from North Carolina arborist Eddie Simril, Weaver puts their Cougar on path with a handful of the industry’s most respected predators, including treeMotion, Dragonfly & Butterfly, Glide, Sequoia, Traverse, Versatile, and the new Ergovation. Weaver’s genes are obvious in the Cougar—from the signature, heavy-duty stitching to the grommet-stamped tongue buckle. The Cougar makes for a good-quality, entry-level floating bridge harness.
• Adjustable leg and bridge straps provide comfortable fit for a wide variety of body shapes
• Removable and replaceable leg pads and bridge
• Leg straps feature secure, quick-connect buckles for ease of use
• Belay loop on back for training and rescue (not for fall arrest)
• Spaces in belt for attaching accessory carabiners
• Built-in attachment rings for suspenders (suspenders sold separately) help distribute tool weight to reduce fatigue
• Three additional D’s on the bottom of the waist back for attachment of ditty bag or first-aid kit
• Harness features a sewn-on leather identification tag with an insert for convenient storage of the plastic use, wear, warning, and maintenance tag
• Weight: approximately 6.5 pounds