A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
The Air CR 2014 is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Air CR 2014 is no longer produced by CAMP. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.
Air CR 2014
• Rock Climbing, Alpinism, Ice Climbing
• World’s lightest harness with adjustable leg loops
• Edge-Load Construction on the waist and legs
• Pre-Threaded Buckles on the waist and legs
• Patented Flat Link elastic straps connecting the waist and legs
• Patented No-Twist belay loop
• 4 webbing reinforced gear loops and a chalk bag loop
Features the same lightweight design as the Air harness with the addition of adjustable leg loops. Constructed from 2mm perforated EVA foam attached using edge-load construction to soft polyester mesh on the interior and durable nylon mesh on the exterior. The Air CR is an excellent choice for nearly any kind of light and fast climbing including advanced alpinism and ice climbing.
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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.
| 290 g|
M : 290 g / 10.2 oz
|Sizes||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.”
|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||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|| |
The second-lightest harness in our review, the CAMP Air CR weighs in at only 9.5 oz., and is designed for sport climbing and stripped-down alpine and ice climbing—any place where minimalist gear is appropriate. CAMP’s edge-load construction girds 2mm perforated EVA foam with a thin strip of weight-bearing webbing; the foam is lined with soft polyester mesh on the inside and more durable nylon mesh on the outside. An upgrade for 2011 is adjustable leg loops, which is a plus for women and mountaineers, who tend to need more room in the legs. Both waist and leg loops have pre-threaded buckles. The elastic straps connecting the leg loops and waist are very thin, and they aren’t detachable while wearing the harness; you’ll need fingernails of steel or a pen or awl to adjust these straps. Women who wear their harnesses higher on the waist may not be able to dial fit very well due to this harness’ low profile. And though most testers lauded a comfortable fit, one complained the harness was “uncomfortable when hanging due to not much padding” and that it rode up uncomfortably, causing pressure in personal places. Testers’ biggest grievance was the Air CR’s secondary gear loops, which, unlike the front loops, aren’t encased in plastic molding. They were “too short and not stiff enough to clip gear easily,” “catch easily on carabiner notches,” and “sometimes got lost amid a fold in my sweatshirt.” Still, if you’re on a redpoint attempt on the sport proj or trekking up a glacier, this harness is so light it could be just the ticket.
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.