The emergency services unit of a large Southern California Sheriff's Department needed a harness combined with an equipment-carrying vest. When working in a helicopter they need to be tied in, but also wanted to remove the harness leg loops for comfort and mobility. The leg loops fold up and attach to the waist with hook-and-loop retaining straps. For rappels and hoist operations, the harness has waist and sternum attachment points. The 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 back can be used to help lift the user 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. ProTech black carabiner included.
Available separately is a harness pack designed to carry a hydration reservoir and light parka. The pack attaches to the vest with side-release buckles. Olive drab green with black web.