Although it's in french, here's a size chart that tells waist, max hip size, and leg circumference.
The Ixo is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Ixo is no longer produced by Cilao and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
The iXO is an adjustable climbing harness with padded leg loops and waist strap for greater comfort in suspension.
Ideal both for individuals and for climbing clubs, aerial adventure, etc.
Strength: Resistant stitched harness with an excellent
Single tie-in point at orange belay loop (CiLAO safety colour code), with double Cordura reinforcement for enhanced resistance to abrasion.
Double aluminium self-locking, non-openable buckles.
Outer fabric of leg loops is Cordura, for enhanced resistance to abrasion with intensive use.
Wide waist strap (90mm) and leg loops (60mm), padded for maximum comfort in suspension.
Easily adjustable leg loops and waist strap using easy-slide buckles.
Available in 3 sizes, with padded areas to suit different builds.
Convenience of use:
Waist strap and leg loops come in 3 colour-coded fabrics (orange for S, yellow for M and blue for L), so that they can be easily identified in groups.
Individual tracking number, protected by a clear window on the right-hand side of the waist strap. Also enables harness to be personalized with a club name, etc.
2 gear loops with a capacity of 300kg.
Chalk-bag loop at the rear of the waist strap.
Up to 10 years, according to frequency of use, maintenance, storage and care.
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.
| 350 g|
|Sizes||XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 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|| |
XXS (aka 10 year olds) - XS