I’ve had the session 1 harness for a year and a half or so. The lack of a quick release is a bit of a hassle (and you’re right, especially so snow kiting) and that’s something that would have been a nice addition to the S2. I spent a lot of time looking for a quick release mechanism last year, but they just didn’t seem to be offered for sale unless you were buying the whole harness. I did just find a few weeks ago that you can get the new Mystic clicker bar by itself here: http://www.live2kite.com/mystic-clicker-bar-09-warrior-ii-p-876.html?osCsid=e1c81e3eb1b2ca8fdf9c56adfee46842 . Of course, that takes another $60 out of your pocket. I haven’t bought one yet, so i can’t comment on how it works, but it’s on my wish list.
For anyone out there with some metal working skills, a nice (and much cheaper) solution that people would buy would be a clip similar to the one on the dakine harness that you could thread a single piece of 1 1/2” (?) webbing thru (dakine’s clip is designed to attach to 2 smaller pieces of webbing and won’t work on harneseses with a single wider piece of webbing like on the OR and many other harnesses).