Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your harness.
The Selena 2014 is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Selena 2014 is no longer produced by Petzl. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.
The SELENA women's harness is ideal for sport climbing. With its EndoFrame 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 buckle on the waistbelt ensures quick and easy adjustment. The tie-in points are made of Dyneema for improved resistance to rope friction.
Specific shape for female morphology
EndoFrame construction guarantees excellent weight distribution for optimal comfort:
- waistbelt and leg loops with doubled straps
- waistbelt wider on the sides
Specific stitching on the waistbelt minimizes hard spots and chafing
DoubleBack buckle allows quick and easy waistbelt adjustment
Dyneema tie-in points for excellent resistance to rope friction
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
Rear loop for haul rope
Detachable leg loop elastics
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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|
M : 370 g / 13.1 oz
|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.
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
|Size Chart|| |
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.
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.
The Selena is best suited to sport and gym climbing, styles that don't require a lot of gear. The The Luna, with the adjustable legs, works best for ice climbing or mountaineering since the leg loops can more easily accommodate thicker clothing and two layers of pants.
The new Selena has several great improvements from the last model. Other than the very similar Luna, this is by far my favorite harness. It’s very comfortable, and it excels at the sport crag. It actually did pretty well in a variety of other settings too—from easy ice, (it does have loops for ice clippers) to warm weather multi-pitch, to long days of trad—though you’d want adjustable leg loops for true alpine climbing and mountaineering.
If you’re concerned about shaving weight, this harness is a great option, especially for intense single pitch sends. And the other features of this harness make it highly versatile and a great one-quiver tool, if you don’t need adjustable leg loops.
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.
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.
A checklist helping you monitor your harness health, helping to know when to retire your harness.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl harnesses.
How to correctly use Petzl harness, inspection, donning and setup with instructional pictures.
Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your harness.
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A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
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.