Yes, I've heard of the clip breaking. That's one of the reasons I don't use straps with plastic hooks. I don't trust them. There is too much money hanging on a .50 piece of plastic.wattog said:RE: the Neotech harness, I read a review at wwbw that stated the clip broke after 3 years of light use. Have any of you heard of that before? It sounds like SOME of the Neotech straps have a plastic coated metal clip ... can the HARNESS be purchased with one? Also, does the harness hold the sax rather close to the body? (The pictures of it make it look closer than a normal strap would position it.) I'm looking for a new bari strap/harness.