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 The Ophira 3 Slide is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Ophira 3 Slide is no longer produced by Mammut. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

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Ophira 3 Slide

Mammut

Rating

My vote: None ( 4.3 avg )

Description

Based on the Ophira, the Ophira 3 Slide is equipped with adjustable leg loops, making it a versatile all-rounder for rock and alpine routes. This women's climbing harness is distinguished by maximum freedom of movement and excellent comfort, together with a low weight and high breathability, not to mention its excellent design and convincing value for money.

-Special two-part webbing construction ensures maximum comfort
-Full safety and easy adjustment through 3 Slide Bloc buckles
-Patented tie-in protector prevents the harness from abrasion damage
-4 gear loops
-Functional Drop Seat buckle
-Very strong haul loop

Retail price

US$ 54.95

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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.

420 g

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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 Yes
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.

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Certification ­
Size Chart ­
Ophira 3 Harness Review
AVG RATING
4.32
( 4.3 avg )
Rating
4.32
( 4.3 avg )

great beginers harness for women

Pros
comfortable
great fit for a woman's body
Cons
speed buckle slips
drop leg loops are a challenge
uncomfotable in a hanging belay

This was my first harness, and for what I needed it for, it was great. Comfortable even while hiking, reinforced gear loops, great fit for a girls body. Now that I require more out of a harness, it doesn't quite cut the mustard.

Although the fit is great (sitting on my waist, high above my hips) I find that when I'm in a hanging belay for too long it digs into my kidneys and causes an almost throbbing in my lower back. Also, there are only four gear loops, which for a beginner is fine. I find myself wishing I had an additional two gear loops so I wouldn't have to carry an additional gear sling over my shoulder. One last thing, they say that they have dropped leg loops, but if you alone at an anchor and you have to pee, there's no way you're getting those suckers back on alone. A partner is required to clip them back in. It would be way better if there was a simple buckle, like the Black Diamond harnesses. One other thing; it has auto double-backing buckles. They always slip on me, which can be a very dangerous thing. I find that tying an overhand knot prevents slipping.Long story short, EXCELLENT harness for a beginning female climber. I uses it almost every day. Lacks the additives that are needed for trad climbing, but I'm definitely hanging on to this harness.

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.