So what is a bandolier, and more importantly, why might you need one?
The first part of the question is easy: it’s a padded sling, worn over the head and shoulder, and designed to carry your rack. But why might you choose to use one?
Well that’s a slightly longer story, but here goes:
The Bandolier is both an alternative and a supplement to the conventional harness racking system. Some climbers use them exclusively, while others mix and match, racking gear on both the harness gear loops and the Bandolier.