Warning, service life, storage and transport with instructional pictures.
The Zephir 2014 is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Zephir 2014 is no longer produced by Mammut and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
Extremely light high-end sports climbing harness for high performance on the rocks in a modern sporty design. Innovative split webbing technology and high-strength Dyneema® webbing guarantee maximum comfort and freedom of movement, together with a very low weight. The large ventilation openings make the harness extremely breathable. Featuring great attention to detail, such as the new aluminium Slide Block buckle, the design of the gear loops and the drop-seat buckle.
-Innovative split webbing technology
-Very strong Dyneema® webbing
-New aluminum Slide Bloc buckle
-New, extremely light protector to help prevent abrasion of the tie-in loops
-Two over-moulded gear loops combined with two extremely light gear loops.
-Functional Drop Seat buckle
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.
| 250 g|
M : 250 g / 8.8 oz
(At this time Mammut only gives out the weight for Size M.)
|Sizes||XS, 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.”
|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||None (it stretches)|
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|| |
(we converted centimeters to inches)
Introducing 2015 new harnesses.
The spoken language of this video is not English but it has English subtitle.
The gear loops consist of two plastic ones at the front, with very thin nylon loops at the back. Clearly the business end, the front pair are designed to move draws to the front as you remove one each time. Works well on vertical ground but the theory falls down on overhanging stuff – still not much of that on sports routes ... But they work as well as any others I've used. The main belt fastener is thin (again) nylon through a fairly traditional (but thin) buckle system, all padded from the climber's waist by The Matrix inspired 3D thingy. And it works ... I wouldn't recommend it for thrashing up grit, granite or gabbro, as it wouldn't last long but for styling it out on limestone (or even the indoor plastic stuff) it's great. It might even help you stay within your Ryanair baggage allowance.
Somethings are better left simple, the Zephir is just that — no bells, no whistles. It is super lightweight, which makes it nice to wear and easy to pack. It weights in at only 250 grams without sacrificing strength and still feeling secure. The low profile design helps it comfortably fit underneath a pack while on the approach or just sitting around waiting for your buddy to quit flailing around so you can send your next project.