General information and pictorial instruction for using correctly.
The Aurora is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Aurora is no longer produced by Wild Country and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
Lightweight and superbly shaped for women, the stylish Aurora is designed to provide a performance-orientated solution for big days out. Reassuringly secure and underpinned by our ‘Load Spread Technology’ belt and leg loops, the adaptable Aurora has a flexible, figure hugging fit for comfort.
Smooth Ziplock buckles are easily adjusted on legs and waist. Coming with five moulded gear loops just where they’re needed it racks superbly – also featuring a handy haul loop. For: Trad, multi-pitch, winter, alpine sport.
Women specific sizing and shaping
‘Load Spread Technology’ laminate belt and leg loops
DWC500 durable outer
20mm Ziplock buckle waist
16mm Ziplock leg loops Five moulded gear racks
‘Batwing’ belt shaping 16mm 22kn Belay loop
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.
| 385 g|
XS : 355 g / 12.53 oz
|Sizes||XS, S, M, L, XL|
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.”
|5 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||Quick Adjust|
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|| |
Climber James Pearson talks about the Eclipse harness and all it's features. The women's model, the Aurora, has all the same features.
Overall the Wild Country Aurora Women’s Ziplock is a nice harness with some good features. Plus points for me are its comfort, provision of five gear loops and releasable leg loop straps. The only real negative is the end of the waist belt not staying in place and it would be nice to see a brighter colour.