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DMM Vertesse Harness

Vertesse

DMM

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Description

Extensive testing and feedback from our female athletes has shaped the Vertesse to work seamlessly with a woman’s form. Lightweight design and construction used throughout makes the harness highly flexible while climbing and gives a small pack size for the walk off. Ventilated internal padding ensures high levels of breathability and comfort, enhanced by a body-contact fabric that provides a great ‘next-to-skin’ feel when summer sun shines through. We’ve used in-board structural webbing to enhance comfort by creating soft edges that won’t bite or pinch when loading the harness. A streamlined racking system guarantees efficient all-season capability, making the Vertesse an ideal companion whether pushing out laps at the wall, committing to the run out on that dream route, or dealing with that winter nemesis.

Features
Female specific proportions.
Lightweight, supple construction results in excellent flexibility and comfort.
Ventilated internal padding for breathability.
Fixed leg loops for lightweight simplicity.
Small pack size.
Streamlined racking system: four gear loops, two Vault slots and an essentials loop provide all season capability.

Retail price

US$ 64.95
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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.

325 g

XS : 280 g / 9.88 oz
S : 305 g / 10.76 oz
M : 325 g / 11.46 oz
L : 340 g / 11.99 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Gender Women
Sizes XS, S, M, L
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.

No, 0
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Quick Adjust
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 ­
Size Chart

XS
Waist : 56-66 cm / 22-26 in
Legs : 44-49 cm / 17-19 in
S
Waist : 64-74 cm / 25-29 in
Legs : 48-53 cm / 19-21 in
M
Waist : 72-82 cm / 28-32 in
Legs : 52-57 cm / 20-22 in
L
Waist : 80-90 cm / 31-35 in
Legs : 56-61 cm / 22-24 in

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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.