To ensure safety and security, it’s important to ensure you get the ideal hunting safety harness, especially if you are a huge guy. It’s an essential piece of equipment regardless of your size, however, in this case, we’re looking at harnesses that are suitable for large men.
Whatever height you go off the ground, it’s important to securely join an approved Safety harness. For those who are larger, it is essential to ensure that your harness has of the proper size, gives support, and evenly distributes the weight in the case of a fall. Due to the heavier weight that must be supported, the wrong weight distribution could be the main element in whether you can get back from a fall with no serious injuries.
Being in your harness for an extended period could cause injuries to the suspension (aka the pathology caused by harnesses) that can result in losing consciousness.
If and when you suffer a fall, you’ll need to prepare a strategy for the best way to return to the ground/climb sticks or a safety line.
Be aware that safety harnesses are designed to last for five years, typically starting from the date of their manufacture instead of when you purchase them. Check the label to confirm this date.
When we talk regarding “big men” we’re looking to an audience that is more than 250lbs and as much as 400 pounds. There are a variety of harnesses to can accommodate these sizes and weights and have been thoroughly tested and are in compliance with standards set as such by the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA) for these dimensions.
Instead of bombarding you with a myriad of options, we’ve reduced the selection to the three best safety harnesses for big men.
The first, is a top-quality safety harness that is of excellent quality, as well as the third and fourth, are safety harnesses that are lightweight at an affordable price, manufactured by top treestand makers.
Hunter Safety Harness Pro Series Thermishield Scent Control
In the box
- HSS Harness
- Adjustable Tree Strap
- Suspension relief strap/deer drag
- Climbing strap for the economy lineman (carabiners are not required)
- Instructional DVD
- Safe-Use-Instructions for Use
The Pro-Series harness made by Hunter Safety System offers an easy-going, comfortable, lightweight harness with built-in features that can be used for storage and function.
The fabric of the harness is light, paired with a ventilating mesh. It can be worn comfortably over gear for hunting so that it’s barely noticed.
Fabrics are heated by fusion. is the latest ElimiShield Hunt Scent Control Technology to stop from being detected.
For comfort and fit, the Pro-Series harness will be the best option specifically for larger body types.
There’s plenty of space for legs, which means they will not be restricted when you climb up and perform the typical sitting up and standing up while you wait.
It comes with features like two bino clips as well as 8 pockets to store small equipment storage.
The harness also comes with an inbuilt USB port that lets you join the USB-connected device the battery pack.
The harness is available in 2X-Large/3XLarge sizes that can accommodate 250-300 pounds and a waist of 44 inches with ample room.
Summit Treestands Pro Safety Harness
In the box
- Full body harness
- Safety ropes with Prusik hitch
- Locking carabiner
The Summit Pro Harness is a fully adaptable Fall Arrest Harness System that can be quickly tightened or loosened to fit the body.
The bigger of the two sizes available (Large) will fit waist sizes ranging from 35 to 46 inches.
The straps all use slides to ease the fitting process. This helps avoid over-tightening which can hinder movement or squeeze the skin in unlucky locations.
It features cushioned shoulder straps and a strong Tether, with quick-lock buckles.
The harness comes with an 8-foot safety cord that can adjust Prusik Knot and a carabiner with a lock.
On the belt of the harness is the MOLLE attachment system that will provide you with the capacity to store various hunting equipment.
It comes with a maximum weight rating of 300 lbs.
Muddy the Ambush Hunter Safety Harness
It is the Ambush Safety Harness is a light harness constructed of padding nylon fabric that was created to provide mobility without limitations.
The harness comes with a single-hand carabiner clip as well as an adjustable tether for full 360-degree mobility.
The waist strap is padded. is another feature of comfort with an integrated elastic chest strap that pulls the harness closer to the chest.
The straps around the legs and shoulders can be adjusted to accommodate larger body kinds. They can be pulled in until they are snugly in the body.
The harness can fit bigger men with a height who are 6’4″ and 290lbs. The adjustable range is better appropriate for tall and big guys than the shorter.
(Many people complain filed against the harness are that it’s too big and “unless you’re 6’4 tall and weigh 250 pounds, the strap will not fit”).
The Ambush harness comes with 300 pounds of weight capacity.
If you’re looking for a safety harness that is barely visible when you move about and you’d like to be able to walk into a position while wearing it and this is the option to pick.
One final thought to those who think the safety harnesses used for hunting mentioned above are too small.
There was, in the past, a more robust safety harness available on the market that could support a maximum weight of as high as 400 pounds.
The item is Hunter Safety Systems Big Boy Harness 4X/5X.
Unfortunately, the harness has been sold out, but it is possible to have them made by contacting the company directly.
You may be interested in our discussion about the reason for the safety harness tie-down and the best way to utilize it.