Pregnant rock climbers of the world rejoice! Mountain Mama, the outdoor outfitter for expectant mothers, now offers a full-body climbing harness specially designed for the unique geometry of pregnant bodies. Why would you let that foetus inside you keep you from extreme sports?
The climbing harness, which will be available in January for $US120, features a special X-shaped webbing design on the back that provides support for the weight of your baby bump. On the one hand, if pregnant women are going to climb, it’s wonderful that they actually can do so with a harness, but we can’t help but feel a little skittish about the whole idea. We’re not doctors (clearly!), but hitting the climbing gym on the way back from a sonogram doesn’t seem like the best way to stay active in the third trimester. [Mountain Mama via Gear Junkie]