I really like this harness, but like my last Black Diamond harness that I purchased online, I had to return it for the next larger size, even though the listed sizes were within my range. I have a 33" waist, so I ordered the Large model, as it is supposed to fit up to a 36" waist. This size should have given me ample extra waistband to overlap under the strap. Instead, even pulled very tight, with a single pair of light climbing shorts and nothing else, there was a two inch gap between the ends of the waist padding, and no overlap. If you don't think that's a big deal, take a nice long whipper someday and get back to me. It's not comfortable. So, I had to return it for an XL model, which feels a bit bulkier on me, but at least I have some overlap on the waist padding where it comes together. Other than fit (I'd say then run a bit small for the advertised size, or perhaps I just got a mislabeled one), these are very nice, high-quality harnesses that will please the performance-minded minimalist.