Matt Cornell Rope Saddle
The Matt Cornell Rope Saddle is the perfect melding of old school crafstmanship and forward thinking design. The MCRS takes tree care work positioning harnesses back to the future (with a little bit of the past in tow). Unparalleled freedom of movement, infinite adjustability, complete customization, and rebuildable componentry are the cornerstones of the Matt Cornell Rope Saddle philosophy.
Sizes 1: Waist 28" to 34"
Size 2: Waist 36" to 46"
Contact us for custom sizing options
- "Set it and forget it" adjustment offers no-slip comfort and individual set-up
- 3-Layer back pad combines full grain authentic leather, Advanced Swedish Memory Foam, and heavy duty industrial machine quality belting material for the ultimate in comfort and durability
- Classic grommet-style waist closure offers quick, confident waist adjustment, perfect for changing seasons
- Clip-Safe Color Coding System ensures positive safe connections and reduces error potential (All clip-in / tie-in points are identified by their bright green color)
- Simple, logical step-through design
- Myriad of attachment points, rings, and tunneling offers near-inexhaustable combinations of user-defined gear loop setups
- These optional suspenders provide awesome support when carrying a saw
- Weight: 5.75 lbs
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboricultural operations. The Matt Cornell Rope Saddle is ANSI compliant. The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements can be purchased here.
The Matt Cornell Rope Saddle is also ASTM approved.
Your MCRS purchase includes:
- Work Positioning Harness
- Ample Materials for Custom Installation of Gear Loops
- 10' of Custom RED Shock Cord
- 10' of Custom RED Bungee Cord
- 4' of CLEAR Plastic Tubing
- Two (2) Rope Bridges
- One (1) Singing Rock Porter (Gear Racking Clip)
John Ryan from Portland, OR asked:
Q. What is the diameter of the rope bridge?
The TreeStuff Experts answered:
A. It is 11mm KM Max.
4.6 out of 5 star average customer rating based on 27 reviews - See all reviews
Owner - 01/24/2017
Reviewer: Hattie Pierce
Works like a charm. Makes me feel more safe than with my other belt.
Great saddle - 09/19/2016
Reviewer: Brian Rector
I've been climbing in the mcrs for a couple months now and I couldn't be happier with it. After getting it dialed in, it's comfortable to sit in for long periods of time when cabling or throwing acorns at rookies. range of movement is unmatched by anything else I've worn. When paired with the transporter from rock exotica, it hangs a big saw quite comfortably and so far seems very durable. Well done Matt and tree stuff, deserves every bit of 5 stars.
Awesome!! - 08/20/2016
I purchased this saddle through my place of employment this year, it's the first one I've owned and I'm glad I picked the Matt Cornell, I'm 6'2" and 240# this thing is comfortable and was easy to adjust and feels amazing in a tree.
Such a upgrade in my climbing! - 07/25/2016
Reviewer: Woolly Gomphus
I started out climbing on an old Weaver Saddle that was handed down to me. I couldn't wait to get the Matt Cornell Rope Saddle in the mail. The comfort, range of motion and aesthetic are all top notch. I can't wait to spend more time with it, so I can begin custom modifications, after the intent of it's designer. A+ and hoping for 20 years of good use!
Female climbers review - 06/18/2016
Reviewer: Tree Girl
I give three stars.
Pros: Finally a saddle that fits me around the waist
* Can accommodate different body sizes by some minor adjustments so good to have for a backup Climber if needed.
* Comfortable back pad
Cons: Gear storage isn't the best.
* Also I have lost my saw countless times BC of the rubber saw clip. It broke three months in. I replaced it w/another rubber chainsaw clip. Wish they'd make a metal one or make the Shembiner compatible. Last thing you want is to loose your expensive 201 over a cheap plastic clip. I bought a longer chainsaw lanyard & backed the small loop up by clipping it onto an additional caribiner.
* Wish the leg straps were more comfortable, sometimes they can dig into inappropriate places & really hurt.
* Heavy saddle, add a chainsaw and it pulls hard to the right side
*Difficult to get into the leg straps