I have used the Ion b2 harness since they were first introduced.
must be on my 6th pair now, and the last 3 pairs are still going strong, but only because my wife has removed the soft material under the crutch and replaced with neoprene, so much better as i can stretch out my legs without the tight material holding back full leg movement, a mate of mine had the same problem and has been buying a new pair every year, but this year( 6 weeks back) he says his new pair came with stretchy neoprene under the bum,
so that little problem has been sorted,
I ditched all the padding around the spreader bar years ago, and now foiling I only use the Ion rope spreader bar as in the photo shown above in the previous post, but yet again every bit of padding has been removed as I only need the steel spreader bar, all that padding is just too bulky, and the small length on the bar is so much better when clamping up tight, the standard spreader bar that came with my previous b2 harnesses are all too long leaving a gap when the harness is under load, not a great feeling,
there are heavy duty rings at the sides to hang items from if needed, I have made a ground stake pouch which doubles as an across the back grab handle, handy for rescue reasons, for both parties,
mine are never dry, as I sail nearly every day, apart from rotating each pair every 3 months for maintenance and a treat to a full dry out.
bad points are few, maybe the legs are too long, mine have to be taken up 3 inches, or maybe my legs are too short.
I do wash the full harness in fresh water after each use, which I believe reduces long term wear, and I never pull the straps tight each session as this wears out the straps too early,
Instead I have the straps pulled right in tight and have stop knots in the straps to prevent any slippage in use,they do tend to slip quite badly after a little use,
So to get in and out of the harness I just breath in, and press the red clip and twist the buckle to disengage or push in to engage,
removing all that padding makes this easy, (apart from a few days after christmas)