Standard Harnesses, are the kind of first buy, or general recreational harness most non XC pilots would choose to fly in. If you are ridge soaring, frequntly taking off and landing and flying close to terrain, these are the best type to have. They offer the best kind of back protection, (air bag or mousse bag) and are pretty robust. They have easy to use reserve deployment systems generally built in. Some pilots will only ever need one of these.