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Petzl Macchu Front
  • Petzl Macchu Front
  • Petzl Macchu Back
  • Petzl Macchu Belay Loop
  • Petzl Macchu Gear Loop
  • Petzl Macchu Front

Macchu

Petzl

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Description

With comfortable and adjustable waistbelt and leg loops, the MACCHU harness is ideal for sport climbing for children and adapts to the child's evolution in their practice. The ENDOFRAME Technology construction, identical to that of an adult harness, provides excellent weight distribution around the waistbelt and leg loops to ensure greater comfort. The two DoubleBack buckles on the waistbelt allow systematic centering of the tie-in points and ensure quick and easy adjustment. The colored connection loop allows a quick visual check of the belayer's connection point.

Description

ENDOFRAME Technology construction guarantees excellent weight distribution for optimal comfort:
- waistbelt and leg loops with doubled straps
- waistbelt wider on the sides
No compression points or friction zones on the waistbelt because there are no crossing seams
Tie-in points: two DoubleBack buckles at the waistbelt for systematic centering of the tie-in point
Colored connection loop for quick visual check of belayer's connection point
Adjustable leg loops:
- allows easy adjustment of the size in consideration of clothing
- designed with wide range of adjustment options so that the harness grows with the child
Two rigid equipment loops at the front for easy and quick access to equipment
Rear buckle for attaching chalkbag
Detachable leg loop elastics

Specifications

Material(s): nylon, polyester, EVA, polyurethane, steel

Retail price

US$ 49.95

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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

One Size : 325 g / 11.5 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Gender Kids
Sizes XXS, XS, 1 Size Fits All
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.”

2 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.

No ­
Certification CE, EN, UIAA
Size Chart

One Size
Waist : 54-64 cm / 21.3-25.2 in
Legs : 34-44 cm / 13.4-17.3 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

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Comfort counts, even if you can’t spell the word yet. “This one feels best when I swing in it,” said one four-year-old Colorado crag rat, who tested harnesses at local areas. The waistbelt has no seams and is wider on the sides, with extra-wide leg loops for excellent weight distribution. The leg loops and waist have a big range of adjustment, featuring DoubleBack buckles that are always doubled back, and the clear coloring enables quick knot checks, even on fidgety, fast-moving kids. “The white tie-in points and bright green belay loop made it easier to see that the knot was threaded correctly,” said one parent. Couple the Macchu (sold separately) with the Body chest harness to ensure that tiny climbers taking little whippers stay upright.

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.