The bagpipe harness was invented by Iain Roddick, a well known piper, he has many honours from a long pipe band career. The harness was in its early development stages when Iain was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, he is now fully retired and Bagpipeharness.com was established and is run by his son Colin, with the aim to take his Dad's idea to pipers worldwide.
During his career Iain played an old set of Henderson Bagpipes with silver and ivory mounts. After a full day at a pipe band championship , the weight of the pipes was more than obvious. Iain used to roughly pin the pipes to his band uniform and found it helped. Other pipers were using surgical patches and velcro tape to prevent slippage. The idea developed from this point.
After numerous trials and various exotic designs over a lengthy period , the simplest idea turned out to be the best.
The Bagpipe Harness had arrived.
To quote Iain...
Evolved through feedback and adaptation to the product we now know as "The Crossback". Rest assured it does what it says on the tin.
The X design spreads the weight of your pipes across both shoulders. It's a natural feel that is nice and snug to your body. You're back will bear the crossover of the straps, hence the name Crossback.
We think it looks pretty darn cool.
An unexpected, but most welcome bonus is the way the Bagpipe Harness has helped people return to piping after injury. Neck strains, nerve damage, arm and shoulder injuries, the harness has aided overcoming them all.Read what people have said.
Be subtle, or stand out from the crowd. The choice is yours, either way those pipes are staying put.
Let us know the colour you would like and we will do our best to make it happen.contact us
We believe in our harness and the benefits it brings. However, we also appreciate it won't be for everyone. If you're unsure about purchasing, rest assured we will refund you 100% if it turns out it's simply not your scene.Read some of our feedback.