The Special Ops Harness was developed from the request of the emergency services unit of a large Southern California Sheriff’s Department that wanted a harness combined with a special equipment-carrying vest. When working in a helicopter, the crew needed to be tied in but also wanted to stow the harness leg loops for comfort and mobility. The harness was designed with leg loops that fold up and attach to the waist with hook-and-loop retaining straps and feature ANSI-rated AustriAlpin COBRA™ buckles that are quick to connect and disconnect yet designed to not open when loaded. For rappels and hoist operations, the harness has waist and sternum attachment points. The integrated breathable mesh vest has pockets for a radio or compass and includes attachment points for holsters or other gear worn on a duty belt. The drag handle at the top of the harness back can be used to help lift the wearer into a helicopter or drag an injured team member. Shoulders have removable reflective strips that provide enhanced visibility when desired. Both the front and back feature a built-in MOLLE Attachment System. Black ProTech Auto-Lock Carabiner included.
Available separately is a Special Ops Harness Pack designed to carry a hydration reservoir and light parka. The pack attaches to the vest with side-release buckles.