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Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness
  • Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness
  • Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness
  • Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness
  • Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness
  • Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness
  • Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness
  • Cilao OZ 22 Expert Harness

OZ 22 Expert

Cilao

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Description

The OZ 22 Expert is for demanding mountain climbers looking for the best versatility / weight / performance ratio. 

Harness without buckle (patent)

The ratio of lightness / resistance / comfort make them high-performance harnesses in suspension and when walking. They grant the user total freedom of movement and act as a double skin to the point of being forgotten. These ultralight and compact harnesses are so compact that they accompany you in all your races in the mountains for maximum safety. It can be put on before going on the race and under the ski pants.

Features :

  • Harness without buckle: waist adjustment with hook and loop
  • 2 clever semi-rigid gear loops with compartments: 1 pin and 5 carabiners per side
  • Unique tie-in point  with center guard,  protected against abrasion, UV and wear
  • Specific orange locator allowing carabiner or rope to work in the right direction
  • Elastic adjustment of the thighs, which allows the belt to be held in position and more comfort in movement
  • Elastic link thighs / belt detachable and sliding to have a balanced tension, greater freedom of movement and to be able to lower his pants while staying roped
  • Effort splitters and optimized support surfaces for better suspension comfort
  • Ripstop high density for good resistance to abrasion and yellow for better visibility
  • Comes in a zipped pocket

Retail price

US$ 83.34
Price is a static conversion from
€75.00 EUR
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.

126 g

S : 120 g / 4.2 oz
M : 126 g / 4.4 oz
L : 133 g / 4.7 oz
XL : 140 g / 4.9 oz
XXL : 149 g / 5.3 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Gender Unisex
Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
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.”

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.

No, 1
Belay / Tie-In Tie-In
Waist Buckle Type None
Leg Buckle Type None (it stretches)
Drop Seat No
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.

No  (0kN)
Certification CE, EN, UIAA
Size Chart

S
Waist : 73-83 cm / 28.7-32.7 in
Legs : 51-57 cm / 20.1-22.4 in
Max Hip : 89 cm / 35 in
M
Waist : 76-86 cm / 30-33.9 in
Legs : 55-61 cm / 21.7-24 in
Max Hip : 94 cm / 37 in
L
Waist : 80-90 cm / 31.5-35.4 in
Legs : 59-65 cm / 23.2-25.6 in
Max Hip : 99 cm / 39 in
XL
Waist : 85-95 cm / 33.5-37.4 in
Legs : 64-70 cm / 25.2-27.6 in
Max Hip : 105 cm / 41.3 in
XXL
Waist : 90-100 cm / 35.4-39.4 in
Legs : 69-75 cm / 27.2-29.5 in
Max Hip : 111 cm / 43.7 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

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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.