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Arcteryx I340a climbing harness
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I340a

Arc'teryx

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Description

The I·340a is an ice specialist with the ultimate combination of lightness, suppleness and support. A wide Warp Strength® Technology swami gives greater support without adding weight. Brawny tie-in point adds more critical strength where needed and adjustable leg loops are patterned with an anatomical conical shape for greater comfort while hanging. Fourteen slots present more options for clipping ice screws.

Wear safety markers on belay loop and tie-in points.

Retail price

US$ 169.00

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Weight (g)

Weight

In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll list them here.

The default weight is the middle-most size, often this is size M.

345 g

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Gender Men
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Gear Loops

Number of Gear Loops

Gear loops are used to hold gear (quickdraws, cams, etc) onto your harness. 4 gear loops is most common.

0 - 1 Gear Loops

Most often on full body harnesses or guide/gym style harnesses.

2-3 Gear Loops

Mostly found on lighter harnesses made for [ski] mountaineering or high-end sport climbing where weight is a high priority.

4 - 5 Gear Loops

The standard/most common number for climbing harnesses. Perfect for sport and trad.

More Than 6 Gear Loops

Designed for long multi-pitch and big wall climbing, found on harnesses made to hold the maximum amount of gear.

Worth Considering

Occasionally, the number of gear loops will change on a harness model depending on the size. There could be 7 gear loops for the med/large but only 5 gear loops for the xsmall/small. In this case we list the highest number for the filters, and then write an explanation on the product page like, “Size S/XS can only fit 5 gear loops.”

4 Gear loops
Ice Clip Slots

Ice Clip Slot

Ice clipper slots are made to fit a carabiner that holds ice screws. These slots are generally only used by ice climbers but there is no disadvantage to having them on your harness.

Less than 40% of harnesses will have ice clipper slots. And those harnesses will usually have 2 or 4 slots, often located next to, or between, the gear loops.

Yes, 14
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Drop Seat Yes
Haul Loop

Haul Loop

Trad climbers often look for a haul loop as they're intended to haul a rope (second line) or pack (while you climb the chimney).

A haul loop can also hold shoes or other accessories. Although not the intended use, it is also commonly used to hold a chalk bag.

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Certification ­
Size Chart

XS
Waist : 66-74 cm / 26-29.1 in
Legs : 47-52 cm / 18.5-20.5 in
S
Waist : 72-79 cm / 28.3-31.1 in
Legs : 51-55 cm / 20-21.7 in
M
Waist : 78-86 cm / 30.7-33.9 in
Legs : 54-59 cm / 21.3-23.2 in
L
Waist : 86-96 cm / 33.9-37.8 in
Legs : 59-65 cm / 23.2-25.6 in
XL
Waist : 97-106 cm / 38.2-41.7 in
Legs : 62-69 cm / 24.4-27.2 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

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The Alpine Start Gear Review no rating given just a review

Good, but not great. Given the huge price tag, I find it hard to recommend this harness unless light weight and packability are at the top of your priority list.

Rock and Ice Gear Review rating 4/5

Arc’teryx isn’t known for making cheap stuff, and at $169 the I-340A is their most expensive harness. It is, in fact, the most expensive harness, period. I tied into the harness between 300 and 500 times, however, and the harness shows minimal wear. Although the I-340A feels flimsy, I’ll give it an “A” for durability, and I anticipate getting a couple more years of regular (two to three days a week) use out of it. Seems the old axiom holds true: You get what you pay for.