General information and pictorial instruction for using correctly.
The Elite Ziplock Womens is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Elite Ziplock Womens 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.
Elite Ziplock Womens
Sharper, smoother and with cleaner lines the Elite women’s harness gets a stylish new look while keeping the true women’s fit that has made it so popular. And unlike many 'women's fit' models the Elite is truly made for the female form and not just a man's in a different colour.
So our new Elite Ziplock womens has been designed from scratch for the female form and has two intrinsic differences: A. A longer rise - the distance between the top of the thigh and where the waistbelt sits is often substantially different on women than men. Our harness reflects that. B. An increased leg loop to waist size ratio - to account for the different nature of womens contouring, suiting the subtle shaping of the female form better.
As well as these, we also looked at our batwing belt and tailored it more to the womens form, making it grip in all the right places for a more comfortable 'wrap' and a better hang. Stylish, co-ordinated and well featured, this harness crosses climbing seasons and styles for the dedicated woman climber who wants a truly close fit. And with a whole load of great performance features this is a harness that'll make your best days out even better.
Ziplock waist buckle + Ziplock leg loop buckles. Exclusive ‘Comfort Mesh’ foam belt. Exclusive Tie in Point wear Indicator. Offset 10kN Haul Loop + ‘Hideaway’ pocket. 10kN Accessory Clip-in point. Self Aligning rear hitching strap. Mesh carry bag.‘Batwing Belt’ shaping. Five gear loops. 25kN Belay loop. Single clip off point drop seat.
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.
| 507 g|
|Sizes||XS, S, M|
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.