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Our most popular all-around climbing harness. The Pilot features a three auto-locking buckle system with fully adjustable waist belt, leg loops, and quick release leg loop risers. The Pilot also features four reinforced gear loops designed for easy clipping to organize your rack, plus a rated rear haul loop. This clean, sleek, harness offers safety and comfort, for those days when your partner is hang-dogging the whole way up.
Compared to other harnesses, our design does not sew through the padding, which can compromise the integrity of the material. Therefore, this harness will stay comfortable and reliable for seasons to come. Our buckles are made with top of the line 7075 Aircraft Aluminum.
Below in the note section sizing chart for the Pilot Harnesses. Remember, you want a snug fit for your harness. Each size will fit waists and legs outside the listed range, but these measurements are optimal for each size. Also, think about if you anticipate doing any cold weather climbing where you may be wearing bulkier layers.
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.
|Sizes||XS, S, M, L, XL|
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.”
|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.
|Belay / Tie-In||One Loop|
|Waist Buckle Type||Quick Adjust|
|Leg Buckle Type||Quick Adjust|
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.
|Size Chart|| |