New Tribe tree climbing harnesses are unique amongst tree climbing harnesses. The New Tribe basic Harness is the first Harness designed expressly for recreational tree climbing. The Tengu Harness is an expansion upon the basic meant to be a light and comfortable work Harness. Both have lightweight, comfortable design, and are designed to make tree climbing accessible to all.
New Tribe saddles are carefully built for life-safety performance. They have been tested and meet ANSI A10.14-1991 standard, Class I harness for fall arrest/restraint, and Class II work positioning.
New Tribe saddles are made in the U.S.A., and are made to last.
New Tribe Tree Harness Sizing
The New Tribe Champion is a relative of the Twist below, enhanced with soft side Ds and made in a camo pattern. This saddle is the Champion of recreational tree saddles. It fits the largest range of people, has the largest belt pad and leg pads, and rivals all others in adjustability, features, and comfort.
The New Tribe Champion fits an unbelievable range of people: from waist 32" (medium) all the way up to 46" (extra-large). Weighs only 2 lbs, 6 oz.
The Onyx is a compact harness that provides support by improving the construction and design of the harness so the weight is distributed more evenly, thanks to the unique webbing pattern on the leg loops. The hang point on the Onyx is fully adjustable, with adjustment on the waist to rigging plates, rigging plates to leg loops, and from the back of the harness to the leg loops. The harness provides comfort without added bulk.
WesSpur stocks the Onyx with rigging plates and rope bridge, and the harness is also available with a webbing bridge. Conversion kits are available to convert the harness between the two.
Onyx harness sizing: Size 1 (waist 26” to 37”), Size 2 (waist 35” to 46”).
The Onyx weighs under 5 pounds and is designed for professional use.
This lightweight recreational climbing Harness provides superior comfort without any cushioning pads! This Harness is so lightweight and compact you could forget you're wearing it. Instead of cushioning pads, the Yellow Jacket is built with a diamond grid of webbing that distributes the load so effectively that you'll feel no pressure areas at all. The Yellow Jacket compresses to just a handful & is easily packed into its own bag. The heart of this Harness is made the same as all New Tribe tree climbing saddles: 5500 lb parachute webbing with permanent splices and abrasion-resistant chafe wrap protecting all the areas that take hard wear. The Yellow Jacket is loaded with practical features for serious climbing: 4 slots on the belt for attaching gear bags and tools, 4 carabiner loops, 2 gear loops, quick-release leg straps. Weighs 2 lb 12 oz.
The Tree Fox Harness is perfect for those who want to remain quiet and unseen when climbing. Great for observing wildlife, hunting, or just keeping a low profile while you climb. The Tree Fox has the same leg straps and fixed tie-in point style of the Yellow Jacket, with a galvanized steel screw link closure inside a fabric sleeve to keep it silent and invisible. The Tree Fox has sleek diamond grid webbing that distributes your weight evenly and comfortably without the extra bulk of thick padding, making the saddle lightweight and easy to pack into small spaces. 4 slots on the belt for attaching gear bags and tools, 2 soft carabiner loops, and 2 soft gear loops, plus quick-release buckles on legs. Weighs 2 lb. 12 oz.
This “ultra-light” Harness is designed to be light and comfortable without sacrificing safety. The belt pad and leg pads on the Tengu are work-Harness shape and provide great support without restricting movement. The side D rings on the belt and the sliding D ring on the leg strap bridge are “soft” Ds that trim the weight, yet retain the strength of the Harness. Harness includes three soft gear loops, one on each side and one at the back, a carabiner loop behind each side gear loop, soft side Ds, two gaps on the belt webbing that can carry additional carabiners.
The leg straps have quick-release buckles, two accessory loops, one on each leg strap, (these little loops keep whatever you put there within easy reach.) These straps are now adjustable to accommodate a wide range of users. The soft floating D on the leg strap bridge glides smoothly when you shift from one side to the other. If you place the apex of your Delta Screw Link into the floating D it grabs the Delta tighter to prevent it from rotating as you climb.
The classic New Tribe rec climbing saddle, with added functionality of webbing side D rings for positioning in the canopy. The New Tribe Basic is a great saddle for rec climbers who don't have need for work-positioning Ds. Wide, comfortable leg padding, light weight, and low profile make this saddle popular for all manner of rec climbs. Newly-updated version in 2013. Weighs approximately 2 lb.
Updated version of New Tribe's Basic rec climbing Harness with adjustability. One size fits SM-LG users up to 225 lb, making this the perfect choice for rec climbing groups, adventure climbing hosts, etc. One snap hook, two carabiner loops, accessory ring, and two slots for gear bags and carabiners provide plenty of places to carry gear. The large teardrop leg pads make it comfortable to hang in. A great choice for recreational climbers! Weighs 2 lb.
The Standard Size Twist fits users up to 225 lb. The XL New Tribe Twist has a taller back pad, and can fit larger users or standard users who want taller back padding.
New Tribe's work suspender is a different way to support the additional weight of saws and tools carried on the Harness. This sash-style single suspender for use on the Pro Gear II or Nikosi goes over 1 shoulder, is adjustability for a snug and slack-free fit, and padded. 2 can be worn for an x-style suspender set for even more support (sold individually).
This compact line mug stores up to 150' of throwline or small tools. Line pays out smoothly when you throw, and stuffs back in when you're finished. The Line mug has an external D ring at the rim for attachment to your saddle, and a swivel snap hook for clipping to your belt while stuffing line. There is an internal webbing loop for tying off the end of your throwline, and a webbing handle on the side. Drawstring closure at the top. Holds up to 150' of throwline. 5 3/4” tall by 4 1/2” in diameter. Weighs 5 oz.
8” x 11” x 2” Handy open pouch with ring for attachment to saddle.
6” x 10” x 2 1/2” with loop on back.
With the addition of side Ds to the New Tribe Kids' Basic, little climbers can now have a harness just like the big people! Great for kids who are ready to learn more advanced climbing maneuvers on rope. This saddle is one-size-fits-all for children of all ages.
The Twist adds adjustability to the safety and comfort features that New Tribe has built into their rec saddles for years. This Harness is one-size-fits-all for children of all ages. The old Basic Kids' Harness was great for kids starting at about age 5, but not so good for anyone younger or smaller than that. The maximum adjustment on the Kids' Twist overlaps the minimum adjustment on the Adults', so everybody is covered!
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Today's tree stand hunting devices have a serious downside: even with the finest tree stand and the best harness, falls are still occurring. A tree stand harness can catch a fall, but does not protect against one. It was natural for New Tribe to step in with a safe alternative to tree stands.
The Aero Evolution System allows a hunter to suspend safely from a girth strap on the trunk, wearing a super lightweight and comfortable rope bridge tree saddle ideal for long hours aloft. Read more on the Aero Evolution here...