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Post  Jigalong on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:52 pm

I purchased a "Compleat Harness" from Double D Leather and like it so much, I felt I had to share the info with others.

The "Complete Harness"
A top quality gold detecting harness made in Bendigo, Australia. Brilliant quality and and built like a brick outhouse. Unlike the Minelab harness, you are able to attach pouches etc all the way round, as the belt is not stitched to the padding. It has a very stiff webbing belt and comes with a great leather pick holder which holds the pick at 45% and stops the handle clunking against your leg when you are walking.

I found the leather pick holder supplied on the belt, took up too much room, so I cut half of the loop section away - it still worked fine and now I can put my scoop holder (made from a tape holder - Bunnings - and the bottom of a shower gel bottle) on the left hand side next to it (see picture below).

In the back pouch which I never open is emergency "stuff" like GPS batteries, a ciggy lighter, a tiny compass, a spare fly net, a ration bar etc. In the front pouch I put neat things I find, like aboriginal artifacts, or interesting rocks that need to be studied back at camp.

"Summer Harness"
For hot weather.

These harnesses can be purchased at www.doubledleather.com I have no connection with Double D, I just like their product.

Pictured below is the "Complete Harness", with the "camel" water carrier attached (optional accessory). The two black bags and the scoop holder, are my add-ons.

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Post  forester01 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:44 pm


G'day Jigalong,

I agree this is very good kit, well thought out and makes allowances for the bloke who wants to make a few adjustments (as I did when I received mine today). The kit is robust, well made and - best of all - each piece of equipment supplied slides on the belt assembly to the wearer's satisfaction. Well done the manufacturers - www.doubledleather.com of Bendigo.

And no, I have no commercial connection with these blokes - merely a case of being fed up of the flimsy gear I bought a year ago from a well known website which was pathetic in design and strength.

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Post  Flakmagnet on Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:32 am

Hi Jigalong,

I too have been looking at the Double D website.
They also sell a very smart control box cover that has
flaps to cover the front and back end caps
to keep the dust out and to prevent brush from snagging the controls.

I also notice on your belt you have hooked up the holder for your HipStick,
something I never go detecting without.

I also have no connection with Double D,
but a good product deserves to be touted.

All the best,


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Post  Jonathan Porter on Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:05 am

forester01 wrote:
G'day Jigalong,


....... fed up of the flimsy gear I bought a year ago from a well known website which was pathetic in design and strength.

Forester

Forester you have a PM.

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Post  Jigalong on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:25 pm

JP,
I also bought one of those.
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Post  Jonathan Porter on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:36 am

Jig did you have problems with yours? We now have a totally new design which is a lot better over the older one and is also a lot cheaper. PM me if you like.

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:04 pm

Hi JP, would you be able to send us all a picture of the new design harness, a picture always says a thousand words...?
Thanks,
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Post  Jonathan Porter on Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:28 am

UNCLE BOB wrote:Hi JP, would you be able to send us all a picture of the new design harness, a picture always says a thousand words...?
Thanks,
uncle bob sunny

The new harness is much more robust with a stiffer belt, more adjustability, better designed pick holder and now also includes a water bottle. The best thing is they are now very adjustable so a big bloke like me can wear one as well as the petite ladies. Am about to step out for a week but will get pics up when I get back.

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Post  24kt on Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:47 am

Hi Jigalong, "I purchased a "Compleat Harness" from Double D Leather and like it so much, I felt I had to share the info with others." thats the whole idea of forums sharing LOL


That is a beautiful harness from Double D Leather now i have to have one also thanks.

I also have seen that control box cover that completely house the GPX control box on ebay Aust

will investigate that also a a Christmas presy wanted list LOL Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Jigalong on Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:28 am

Mr 24k,

I also need a new control box cover. I am not sure about the Double D one though, as I like access to both ends all the time. When it is raining it would be good.

My search continues for the perfect control box cover, but at least we have found the perfect harness. It's worth paying extra money for a brilliant product.

Happy Christmas,

Jig.

PS I have purchased a good control box cover at Nuggets Down Under at Mudgee (www.nuggetsfromdownunder.com.au) called a Wisterma. The covers can be folded away when it's not raining. It's OK, but a bit bulky. I noticed today they now sell one from Coiltek too.
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Post  Narrawa on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Jig, you wont think its a bit bulky when you lose your footing and land on it like i have in the past, and it becomes a surf board. (same cover)
The one before had no end covers which when disaster strikes like above, it pulls away from the controlbox and damages it.
I have a foam insert under my control box cover for added protection because losing your footing like i did with the 4000 at Tibooburra once, seen me skating to the bottom of a large hill on my controlbox, which pulled away leaving the inner foam doing all the work just as i pulled up.
Those covers are worth every penny, and bulkiness in not an issue with a 6k detector, if anything more padding should be added.
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Post  Jigalong on Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:37 pm

"me skating to the bottom of a large hill on my controlbox,"

Narrawa, you wouldn't have that on utube would you ?

I hope Santa sends you some good nuggets,

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Post  Narrawa on Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:26 pm

Jigalong wrote:"me skating to the bottom of a large hill on my controlbox,"

Narrawa, you wouldn't have that on utube would you ?

I hope Santa sends you some good nuggets,

Jig.

Jig, No youtube, but i did have my phone camera Laughing
I was right in the middle of the Mt Brown range its self.
Pic shows the 4x4 that Tributer and I were in on that trip.
Sheerers huts are to the right and just out of view.
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Cheers, have a good xmas.
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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:30 am

So... you're pointing to a "wanker" in the picture Narra? Razz Razz Razz

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Re: Sick of your inadequate Minelab Harness ? Look here.
UNCLE BOB on Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:04 pm

.Hi JP, would you be able to send us all a picture of the new design harness, a picture always says a thousand words...?
Thanks,
uncle bob .
HI JP, do you have a picture for us to see what your new harness looks like?
Thanks,
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Post  Jonathan Porter on Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:35 pm

UNCLE BOB wrote: Re: Sick of your inadequate Minelab Harness ? Look here.
UNCLE BOB on Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:04 pm

.Hi JP, would you be able to send us all a picture of the new design harness, a picture always says a thousand words...?
uncle bob. sunny

Pics as requested.

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Post  Jack0gold on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:10 pm

Hi JP, I have just bought your new harness and have to say its a great design and quite comfortable to wear. Im around 6ft 3in and fits me quite well. Its also great to be able to carry a water bottle as its usually quite a distance back to the 4wd for a drink after digging a deep hole in the sun for yet another bullet. Mad
I bought it from Kim over at Mudgee for a good price and highly recommend it to any one looking for a new one.

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Post  Jonathan Porter on Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:08 am

Thanks for the feedback JackOgold it's appreciated. Kim just ordered a whole heap more, hopefully they cleared the state before the floods shut everything down. Sad

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Post  spongegold on Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:15 pm

Hi JP,
I didn't realize the Shingleback harness was yours. I bought one at Coiltech Maryborough last year and find it really comfortable (no aches and pains at the end of the day) it's a ripper.
Just one problem with mine though, the plastic buckle on the back strap broke after a few weeks and since then I have the strap tied in a knot and can't adjust it.
Anyway its still very comfortable.

Mark.

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Post  Jonathan Porter on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:06 am

Hello Mark, give us a call on 07 4983 2637 so we can try to rectify the problem for you. The latest harnesses are a much better design.

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Post  spongegold on Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:56 pm

Gidday JP, Thank you for the offer to call you and sort it out, but I reckon I can fix it with some epoxy and fiberglass.
I hope people don't think I'm bagging the product, because I'm not, quite the opposite really. I'm extremely happy with the comfort of it.
I was just a bit stiff with 1 dodgy plastic buckle thats all. Easy fixed really.
Thanks again JP, very good of you to make the offer.

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:38 pm

[quote="Jigalong"]Mr 24k,

I also need a new control box cover. I am not sure about the Double D one though, as I like access to both ends all the time. When it is raining it would be good.

.[/quot
hi jig
i have one of those dd covers and find it really easy to get at the controls and close back up
best cover i've had yet
i put an extra hole in the front cover so the stem goes thru as well as the coil cable..works a treat
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Post  Jonathan Porter on Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:16 am

spongegold wrote:Gidday JP, Thank you for the offer to call you and sort it out, but I reckon I can fix it with some epoxy and fiberglass.
I hope people don't think I'm bagging the product, because I'm not, quite the opposite really. I'm extremely happy with the comfort of it.
I was just a bit stiff with 1 dodgy plastic buckle thats all. Easy fixed really.
Thanks again JP, very good of you to make the offer.

Mark.

No problems Mark and sorry for the inconvenience. Our new harness is a lot better in this regard and now also a lot cheaper thanks to a strong aussie dollar and new manufacturer. Give me a shout if you ever decide to upgrade and I'll organise a nice discount for you (remember to remind me, my mind is a bit of a sieve these days). cheers

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:31 am

hi JP, what would the price off these? i have the standard set up that come with the 4000 and it's just falling apart. so i think i might just have to buy a new one
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Post  Jonathan Porter on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:27 am

Stoppsy, they cost $85 plus postage. Aurum Australis
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Post  Jims Gold on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:33 pm

G'day Spongegold

I also bought one of these harnesses from Coiltek and the same buckle broke on mine but I just cut a buckle of an old harness put that on and it works a treat.I think you can also buy buckles from army surplus stores but if you're in the Maryborough/Dunolly area amd want to see how I did it PM me.

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