A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
Our premier harness, the Warrior brings maximum strength and comfort to conquer any big wall or long route. The Warriors four auto-locking buckle system delivers unrivaled safety. The additional padding makes long days on the face even more enjoyable. In addition to the regular fully adjustable waist belt, leg loops, and quick release leg risers, the Warrior features an innovative design that helps you seek balance by keeping the weight of your rack, belay loop, and haul loop centered. The Warrior also features four reinforced gear loops designed for easy clipping to organize your quiver of pro for the vertical siege.
Compared to other harnesses, our design does not sew through the padding, which can compromise the integrity of the material. Therefore, this harness will stay comfortable and reliable for seasons to come. Our buckles are made with top of the line 7075 Aircraft Aluminum and are Certified to ensure safety.
Below in the note section there is a sizing chart for the Warrior Harnesses. Remember, you want a snug fit for your harness. Each size will fit waists and legs outside the listed range, but these measurements are optimal for each size. Also, think about if you anticipate doing any cold weather climbing where you may be wearing bulkier layers. Because the Warrior is a four buckle harness, it is fully adjustable, and fits a very wide range of sizes. This is a great choice if you want a harness to fit multiple climbers.
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.
|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 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.