New Gear, Safety Harness, Hunter Safety System, Kristen Schmitt

While I’m not afraid of heights, knowing that I am safely tethered to the tree while standing 16 feet above the ground, bow in hand, on the slim platform of my treestand is something I don’t take for granted. I wore the HSS-Contour last bow season, and it was like having along a security blanket – knowing it was there immediately brought my pulse back down to normal. Designed specifically to fit a woman’s body, the Contour features stretch panels that allow for a range of motion without feeling restricted. Because the harness isn’t bulky and is easily adjusted to fit me snuggly, I hardly knew that I was wearing it once I put it on.

2.5 lb
1.25-inch webbing, shock absorbing tether
Two lined, zippered side pockets
Realtree® XTra™ camouflage
Available in S/M or M/L

Unlike harnesses made for men or those that come with new treestands, this one really fit me. I love that it comes in two sizes instead of the usual one-size-fits-most. I have the size S/M and appreciate the way that it can be adjusted for a perfect fit, with or without extra layers.

While the harness is definitely lightweight for ease of movement, the zipper pockets were a bit thin for actual warmth. Also, because the harness fits over your jacket, having only two accessible pockets made for less storage for hand warmers, bow release, etc. It needs more pocket space.

The Bottom Line
It’s simple: You can’t skip wearing a safety harness. For under $150, women can now wear one that actually fits them.