The H717-K X-Harness from Kinesis is designed to hold a heavy DSLR along with an attached lens against the chest. A pair of high-density polyethylene staves at the front of the harness and an "x-style" crisscross rear design transfers loads away from the neck and shoulder for increased comfort.
.24" (6mm) of closed-cell foam padding on the harness's shoulder area, and 2.95" (75mm)-wide, breathable .12" (3mm) padded spacer fabric on the inside surface are included for comfort, while smooth-coated 400 denier nylon on the outer surface provides durability.
Though designed to function independently, the H717-K X-Harness can be used to provide additional stability to a padded Kinesis belt. This can be accomplished by attaching such a belt to the harness with a separately-sold Kinesis H167 4-Point Suspender Adapter, or should a camera also be worn on the harness's front, an H163 3-Point Suspender Adapter.
A Kinesis H675 PJ Camera Strap can be used in tandem with this harness to switch a camera between two carrying methods. Op/Tech, UPstrap, or Tamrac neck strap systems with sewn-in quick-release buckles can be used with the H717-K X-Harness by adding Kinesis H439 Harness to Op/Tech Straps, H441 Harness to UPstrap Camera Straps, or H442 Harness to Tamrac Straps respectively. Alternatively, H437 Harness to Snap Hook Straps allow a holster or pouch with D-Rings to be carried on the chest. These items are also sold separately.
A pair of H436 Harness to Kinesis Camera Straps as well as a pair of H435 Kinesis Camera Adapters are included with the H717-K X-Harness. The H436 straps join the harness to H435 adapters which allow a camera to attach to the harness without a neckstrap. An included sway-free strap helps keep a camera or holster from swinging excessively when attached to the harness. A Y215 Basic Shoulder Strap can also be added, snapped onto the D-Rings of the harness, and then run around the back of the torso for additional stability.