Here at the North Water headquarters and factory, product testing Friday afternoon before the long weekend got a little witless. The good news is that we now know that our new 60 L Barrel Harness is rated to at least 165 lbs., and a flailing 165 lbs. to boot. Note - the Title is a joke and this product is not designed to carry people, large or small.
Developed and tested with our friends at Canoe North Adventures, this new barrel harness will handle anything that you throw at it... including people. It is a lighter, smaller, and simpler design that will get your gear where you need it without a million bells, whistles, and straps.
In a pinch, it will also work as an adult baby carrier, so you can haul your paddling partner down the portage trail.
These guys (the harnesses) will be available starting this fall, so keep an eye out at your local North Water Dealer. No assembly required, adults not included.