Minelab Pro-Swing 45 Harness Replacement Strut & Crossbar Kit
Metal detecting for long periods of time will ultimately introduce fatigue, sore arms or back pain.
These issues are further exacerbated if you already suffer from pains or aches when using a metal detector, but the Minelab Pro Swing Harness hopes to remedy that with its unique weight distribution system.
MINELAB PRO SWING HARNESS FEATURES
The Minelab Pro Swing Harness is an easy-to-setup harness that offers a number of unique features that will help make using a metal detector effortless and more enjoyable.
It features Minelab’s own innovative W8 distribution system and offers 8 attachment points and 8 adjustment points that can help you personalise the harness to your exact needs.
So no matter your height, weight, gender, dominant hand or the pains you experience, the harness is designed to suit your exact needs.
The W8 distribution system uses a cleverly-positioned J-strut that fits neatly into the harness itself. This allows the weight of the detector to be distributed all across your body, leading to less pain, aches and sores on your arm or back.
The harness also features a padded back cushion that offers extra comfort and ventilation, perfect for those that experience back pain when detecting for long periods of time.
You’ll also find a quick release R-clip on the harness that allows you to quickly switch between digging and detecting. Once it’s clipped on, the W8 technology kicks in and redistributes the weight so that you can dig without feeling the detector dragging you down.
The harness also has a single bungee adjustment setting that can help you correct your detecting posture or increase your overall comfort by changing the detector distance.
The harness also isn’t restricted to just Minelab products. The universal S-cuff attachment fits all detectors thanks to the simple velcro design. So even if you don’t have a Minelab detector, the harness is still a fantastic option to help with your overall posture and any pain that you might experience when detecting for long periods of time.
USING THE MINELAB PRO SWING HARNESS
Setting up the Minelab Pro Swing Harness only takes a couple of minutes, though you might initially find that it doesn’t feel comfortable at all.
Thankfully, adjusting the harness is relatively simple thanks to the simple bungee adjustment and the various adjustment points around the harness.
Getting it to fit your body and needs perfectly may take a little time, but it’s well worth the effort as it greatly improves the overall comfort of your hunting sessions.
If it feels cumbersome then it’s probably because you haven’t spent enough time adjusting it to suit your body. This will be a big issue if you’re switching the harness from one person to another on a regular basis but not a big deal if you’re the only one using it.
One of the issues we found with the Minelab Pro Swing Harness is that the load-bearing J-strut can occasionally cause problems. Since it comes in two pieces that are designed to be modified to fit left and right-handed users, it can feel a bit flimsy and will eventually come apart when you take the harness on or off.
This can be fixed with a bit of tape, but it’s a little strange having to perform a DIY fix like that for such a well-known brand.
However, once you get to know your harness and have made the right adjustments, it becomes an absolute joy to use and will definitely extend your hunting sessions without cramping your arm or causing pain.
For people that are already suffering from body-related paint, the Minelab Pro Swing Harness can help you overcome those challenges so that you get a comfortable hunting experience.
PRO’S AND CON’S OF THE MINELAB PRO SWING HARNESSPROS
- Highly adjustable harness that offers a lot of comfort and support
- Plenty of space for accessories
- Can easily be adjusted for left and right-handed users
- Universal support for all metal detectors
- Reduces all types of aches and pains associated with using a metal detector for long periods of time
- The j-strut used to redistribute weight can be flimsy and may require some tape to fix
- Can be a hassle to adjust if you swap users on a regular basis
While the Minelab Pro Swing Harness isn’t without its faults, it certainly gets the job done and manages to redistribute the weight of your detector while simultaneously making hunting sessions more enjoyable.
It’s highly recommended if you want to make using your metal detector more comfortable or if you experience back pain and arm arches. Just keep in mind that it does take a bit of adjustment to get the most out of it.