Blue Ice - Choucas Harness
This is the old model without double back buckle hence the low price.
Easily one of the lightest harnesses on the market, the Blue Ice Choucas is a very specific beast!
Designed for Ski Mountaineering or ultra fast and minimal Alpine trips it's light weight counters any lack in functionality. Two gear loops and attachments for fitting ice screw clippers provide minimal gear storage alongside an innovative ice screw loop to prevent damage to trousers when skinning.
Despite it's stripped down, minimal appearance it is rated for lead climbing and as part of my personal testing I can genuinely say, even with the most minimal of climbing trousers on underneath, it was surprisingly comfortable to take some big lead falls on. I think due to it's great fit you don't find the straps twisting and biting like you do with other minimally padded Alpine harnesses, this coupled with a good width between the legs means everything is free to move as required!
Made of Dyneema means that it is ultra strong yet ultra light, tipping the scales at 170 grams - less than 3 Mars Bars.
Recently there have been concerns over the buckle coming undone under very specific loading situations and as such Blue Ice have provided the sizing guidelines in the image attached. An oversized harness risks this occurring but despite being very slight of build I am happy to use mine after their successive investigation.
Most orders received by 3pm Monday - Friday are despatched the same day, otherwise they are despatched the next working day.
UK shipping is FREE for orders over £50 (inc VAT) and is by Royal Mail 2nd class, which takes 2-3 days.
Orders of over £120 (inc VAT) are shipped on a next day courier service free of charge. Our courier is DPD, who will send order notifications by email and SMS, so you always know where your parcel is and even what time it is going to be delivered.
If your order is under the £120 limit you can upgrade to a courier service for a small fee, or to Royal Mail 1st class for an even smaller fee.
International orders are usually shipped with on an Express Courier Service. We use different couriers depending on the destination country but this is mostly either DPD, or DHL. On most occasions international orders are delivered in 2-4 days.
Our international shipping prices are very low and can be calculated on the cart page.
Please note, if you are ordering from a country outside the EU or EEA we will not charge you VAT (sales tax).
If you wish to cancel within 7 days of receiving your order just contact us by e-mail or telephone to organise. Once we receive your return the refund will be processed, where possible, within 24 hours.
I got this harness for my summer Alps trip, it is incredibly lightweight and packs down to a fist sized bundle. Easy to put on without lifting a foot off the floor and has enough space for gear. Great service from Dick as ever.