Last year, Mammut debuted the Togir (and the Togir Light) as its offering in the lightweight, full-support harness category. Like Black Diamond and Arc'teryx, Mammut uses its own method to achieve the full support without padding. Unlike the others, Mammut uses full-strength webbing to achieve this by splitting the webbing from a single piece in the front into two full-size and strength lengths on the sides and rear of the harness. The result is a lightweight harness with minimal padding that provides full-support to the user. Mammut's technology also allows for a full-strength haul loop to be sewn into the harness, a big plus for those who like the option.
I've been climbing in the Togir for the better part of a year now, and I have to say it’s a great harness. The fit is great and the support is top-notch, every bit as good (or better) than its competitors. Perhaps the best thing about it is the durability. The Togir uses a plastic tie-in protector that virtually eliminates the primary wear point on the harness. After a year of use, roughly 150 days, the harness shows virtually no wear at all. Another plus is the cost. At $100, this little gem clocks in at $50 less than its dead bird equivalent, and $25 less than BD's offering.
Pros: Comfort, durability, and cost.
Cons: Stiff gear loops (debatable), stiff at tie-in points.
Overall Impression: Mammut did it right by developing a full-support harness that's not only friendly on your hips and waist, but also fairly kind to your wallet.
by John Wilder