General information and pictorial instruction for using correctly.
The Syncro Ziplock is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Syncro Ziplock 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.
A modern classic, and always subject to rave reviews the Syncro carries its hardcore credentials well and though it gets a new look its feel and features back it up as a great multi-featured and multi-faceted all rounder. It also retains the ‘beefy’ approach that makes it a superb load carrier and a great all season tool. Incredibly if anything, a new 'double back pad' has actually added support and in a clever way; with a full strength, clippable section - great for winter belays
Additional clever touches, like the new 10kN Accessory Loops for instance, give even more adaptability - for ice screw clips or much more, while the abundant gear loops, 7 on both models, allow monster wall loads to be endured. The classic double buckle waist means it’s always centred if you want to add or take away layers and the simplicity of Ziplocks (now on legs and waist) means the Syncro is quicker and easier to fit than ever – even when fully loaded.
And with a wide waist belt, all the newest high strength Wild Country features, and in two simple to fit sizes only, this monster covers from 28.5" to 41.5" giving amazing flexiblity and performance – for men and women. So if you're looking for one tool to do it all; in winter, summer, walling or guiding then look no further - as always the Syncro is it!!!
Double Ziplock waist, Ziplock legs, Seven gear loops, 25kN Belay loop, 15kN haul loop, Wear Indicator, ‘Batwing’ belt shaping, Drop seat, Mesh bag.
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.
| 640 g|
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.”
|7 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.