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Beal Instinct Front
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Non-adjustable harness for rock climbing.
Light and compact. Web-Core technology provides
exceptional levels of comfort thanks to optimal pressure distribution on hips and thighs. 4 gear loops and a rear ring make up a particularly multifunctional harness.

• High level of comfort thanks to the Web-Core concept.
• Extremely compact and lightweight.
• 4 'Kar-Aside' gear loops.

High level climbing.

Retail price

US$ 69.95
Weight (g)


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

S : 355 g / 12.5 oz
M : 370 g / 13 oz
L : 385 g / 13.6 oz
XL : 400 g / 14.1 oz

Gender Unisex
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
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.

No, 0
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  (14kN)
Certification CE, UIAA
Size Chart

S (will fit the upper range of XS)
Waist : 69-77 cm / 27.2-30.3 in
Legs : 47-52 cm / 18.5-20.5 in
Waist : 76-84 cm / 29.9-33.1 in
Legs : 51-56 cm / 20.1-22 in
Waist : 83-91 cm / 32.7-35.8 in
Legs : 54-59 cm / 21.3-23.2 in
XL (will fit the lower range of XXL)
Waist : 90-99 cm / 35.4-39 in
Legs : 58-65 cm / 22.8-25.6 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

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