A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
One size fits all from 52-95 cm (20-37”)
Sliding padding on the waist and legs allows the padding to be centered
Comfortable 6 mm EVA foam padding with soft, breathable inner mesh
The waist buckle is positioned on the left side so it can be easily adjusted by right-handed instructors
2 webbing reinforced gear loops and a chalk bag loop
Different colored leg loops and color-coded tie-in point for easy identification
Updated for 2015 with new colors and graphics
A perfect harness for beginners and groups with a wide fit range from 52-95 cm (20-37 inches). The Topaz has been designed for safety with a single contrasting colored tie-in point and pre-threaded auto-locking buckles with special keepers to help prevent accidental unthreading. The waist buckle is positioned on the left side of the waist so it can be easily adjusted by right-handed instructors. Sliding padding on the waist and legs allows for a fine-tuned fit on a large range of body shapes and sizes. The simplicity, comfort and low cost make this an excellent choice for climbing gyms, rope courses, and via ferrata.
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.
| 412 g|
One Size : 412 g / 14.5 oz
|Sizes||XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 1 Size Fits All|
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.”
|2 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||Tie-In|
|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 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.