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Petzl Selena Front View
  • Petzl Selena Front View
  • Petzl Selena Leg Loop
  • Petzl Selena Belay Loop
  • Petzl Selena Waist Buckle
  • Petzl Selena Top View
  • Petzl Selena Gear Loops
  • Petzl Selena Haul Loop

Selena

Petzl

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Description

As the women’s version of the SAMA, the SELENA has all the performance of a Petzl harness with fit and comfort characteristics tailored for a woman’s physique.

The shape of the waistbelt is designed to fit a woman’s physique
The rise has been increased by lengthening the belay loop
The waist-to-leg loop-size ratio has been reduced
Frame Construction with breathable monofilament mesh evenly distributes pressure, providing maximum support and comfort
Woven polyester mesh on the inside of the harness wicks moisture for improved comfort and speeds drying in wet conditions
Perforated closed cell foam on the waistbelt and leg loops increases breathability
DoubleBack buckles adjust easily with a single pull. They help prevent incorrect manipulation
Green belay loop helps users identify proper tie-in / attachment point
Reinforced tie-in points for increased durability in this high-wear area
Elasticized leg loops have a large range of expansion for correct fit, while staying in place on the thighs
Rigid, inclined front equipment loops for easy access to gear; flexible rear loops stay out of the way while wearing a pack
Trail line loop
Two CARITOOL slots
Detachable elastic leg loop straps

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.

320 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.

Yes, 2
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type None (it stretches)
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.

Yes  (0kN)
Certification UIAA, CE
Size Chart ­
Details of the Sama, Adjama, Selena, Luna Harnesses

This video goes over the different features of the harnesses in Petzl's line -- talking about the difference in mens/womens versions and the type of climbing you're doing.

Details of the Sama, Adjama, Selena, Luna Harnesses

This video goes over the different features of the harnesses in Petzl's line -- talking about the difference in mens/womens versions and the type of climbing you're doing.

Watch a tour of Petzl's facilities as they explain all the testing involved

Warning: This video is dubbed in English. If you're getting antsy, skip to section 7:40-8:15 for one of the most interesting parts, where they show a hardware specific camera inspection.

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Rock and Ice Gear Review rating 5/5

As the women’s version of the Sama, the Selena has a more tapered waistbelt, longer rise and detachable, elasticized leg loops, though on me those are a little clutchy. And I have grown officially spoiled by the automatic DoubleBack buckle, being all too happy to eliminate any potential for my error. This rig, with its niched buckle, runs exceptionally smoothly. 

Alpinist Gear Review rating 3/5

As a whole, the Selena excels as an affordable option for intermediate sport climbers but is not beefy enough for multi-pitch trad climbing. It's a harness with an excellent women-specific framework. However, it falls short in the details and the picky climber will be disappointed.
Pros: breezy ventilation; adequate padding for comfy hang dogging; women-specific design provides excellent back support; reasonably priced.
Cons: gear loops are floppy and too far back on the waist belt; buckle on waist belt loosens easily; haul loop is flimsy and annoying; narrow points on leg loops can be painful at long or awkward belays.