Forestry Double Shoulder Harness is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5
from Doesn't work for tall people I recently purchased a Stihl weed eater that was much heavier than my old one, and because of this it keeps throwing my back out. I ordered this harness thinking it would pull some of the weight off my lower back, and sadly I was mistaken. After quite a bit of time trying to get the harness all set up and adjusted I came to the conclusion that the belt will only strap across my belly button, rather than at my waist, where it should be. I used the weed eater connected to this harness the best I could on Sunday and have been having to stay laid out on my couch because once again, my back is out and now it's Tuesday. If your a taller individual I would advise you to stay clear of this product, because with the belt across your belly button it puts a lot of strain on a persons lower back. Depending upon whether my back is out or not I usually stand between 6'6" and 6'8". My neighbors told me it looked like I was wearing a child's backpack while trying to use this for my lawn. Now I'm waiting on Stihl to find out how I can get all my money back for this, since it was a special order item through a dealer and had I known it was not made for tall people, I would have never ordered it and if I return it to the dealer I have to pay 20% restocking fee as well as being out the money for shipping. Sadly, I was told this harness should help my back problems, and it defiantly did not.
Date published: 2016-06-07