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Petzl Selena Front
  • Petzl Selena Front
  • Petzl Selena Back
  • Petzl Selena Belay Loop
  • Petzl Selena Haul Loop

Selena

Petzl

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Description

The SELENA women's harness is ideal for sport climbing. With its ENDOFRAME Technology construction, it provides excellent weight distribution around the waist and legs to ensure greater comfort. The fitted elastic leg loops offer complete freedom of movement. The DoubleBack Light buckle on the waistbelt ensures quick and easy adjustment. The tie-in points are made of high-tenacity polyethylene for improved resistance to rope friction.

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 chafing zones on the waistbelt because there are no crossing seams
DoubleBack Light buckle allows quick and easy adjustment of the waistbelt
Tie-in points:
- high-tenacity polyethylene for improved resistance to rope friction
- red wear indicator on lower bridge to easily identify when the harness should be retired
Fitted elastic leg loops give complete freedom of movement
Four equipment loops: two rigid ones in front for quick and easy access to equipment and two flexible ones in the rear to avoid creating pressure points with a backpack
Two slots for CARITOOL tool holder

Specifications

Material(s): nylon, polyester, EVA, polyurethane, aluminum, high-tenacity polyethylene

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.

370 g

XS : 320 g / 11.3 oz
S : 340 g / 12 oz
M : 370 g / 13.1 oz
L : 400 g / 14.1 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Gender Women
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
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 ­
Certification CE, EN, UIAA
Size Chart

XS
Waist : 65-71 cm / 25.6-28 in
Legs : 48-53 cm / 18.9-20.9 in
S
Waist : 71-77 cm / 28-30.3 in
Legs : 52-57 cm / 20.5-22.4 in
M
Waist : 77-84 cm / 30.3-33.1 in
Legs : 55-60 cm / 21.7-23.6 in
L (will fit the lower range of XL)
Waist : 84-92 cm / 33.1-36.2 in
Legs : 57-62 cm / 22.4-24.4 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

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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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.