How to use DMM Harness, warning, inspection and maintenence with instructional pictures
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Finding a well designed harness with a proper female fit is not easy; the waist/leg loop ratio is usually wrong and the distance between the leg loop attachments and the waist belt (known as the Rise) is not long enough.
Once we had produced our top of the range model, the Renegade, it was obvious that we needed to develop a matching harness specifically tailored to the female form.
With this specific goal in mind we made a series of prototypes, refining each version as we went along. These test versions were then handed out to our testing team, which includes top British climbers, Lucy Creamer and Silvia Fitzpatrick. The feedback prompted us to make further refinements and tweaks, until finally, we were sure that the fit was just right.
We believe we’ve made an exceptionally comfortable harness, and one that performs just as well on a bolted limestone cliff as it does on a big alpine route. Hopefully you’ll agree.
-Female fit top of the range fully featured adjustable leg padded harness
-Incorporates a floating waist design which means the six diagonal gear racks (and one conventional rear rack) can be aligned symmetrically on your waist for perfect racking
-Internal lumbar support
-Adjustable leg loops use a Slide Lock buckle system to give a secure fit with stacks of adjustment potential
-Waist buckle is a Slide Lock design
-Twin hypalon ice screw racking systems
-Twin drop away bum straps for calls of nature
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.
| 450 g|
|Sizes||S, M, L|
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.”
|7 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.