A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
A decked-out kids' harness built for up-and-coming rock monkeys, the Black Diamond Wiz Kid packs all the features of our adult harnesses in a smaller size. Just like our Momentum and Primrose harnesses, the Wiz Kid features our Dual Core Construction, which uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the waistbelt and a venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to offer breathable, lightweight comfort without pressure points. And for growing kids, our trakFIT leg loop adjustment system uses a simple slide adjuster to quickly and easily adjust the diameter of the leg loop and provide a wide range of fit.
Pre-threaded Speed Adjust waistbelt buckle
Bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waistbelt built using Dual Core Construction
Patent-pending trakFIT leg loop adjustment for easy, worry-free adjustability of women's-specific OpenAir leg loops
Adjustable, releasable rear elastic riser
Two pressure-molded gear loops
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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.
| 240 g|
One Size : 240 g / 8.5 oz
|Sizes||1 Size Fits All|
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.
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.”
|2 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.
|Belay / Tie-In||One Loop|
|Waist Buckle Type||Quick Adjust|
|Leg Buckle Type||Manual Doubleback|
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.
The elastic leg loops on the Wiz Kid do not adjust or disconnect. BD seems to have found a happy medium for the length. Truthfully they could use some adjustment as most kids found them to be a little long. Nothing too bad, but it was noticed. One design feature that Black Diamond has introduced is the trakFIT adjustment on the leg loops themselves. Its a no buckle system that allows you to slide the opening more tight or loose without having to pull slack in or out. Built in elastic kept the leg loops snug, but comfortable on all of our testers. This was one of the features all of the parents mentioned. Full strength belay and tie in loops keep the kids safe and will even work when they get old enough to belay friends and siblings.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.