How to use DMM Harness, warning, inspection and maintenence with instructional pictures
Webbing construction allows the Alpine to withstand the high wear experienced in climbing walls and outdoor centres. It is highly adjustable to maximise the range of fit each size caters to.
Thread back buckles are easy to use and check. A high tie in point helps keep climbers upright, and is color-coded to indicate harness size. Leg loops are also color-coded, making it easy for users to fit correctly first time.
Gear loops and leg loop restraining straps are replaceable, increasing the Alpine's lifespan. Simple and rugged design makes the Alpine harness suitable for climbing wall and outdoor centre use.
Webbing harnesses are simple, light, and give a broad range of fit. They are ideal for climbing walls and outdoor centres. They also perform well in Alpine and scrambling environments, where low weight and small pack size are crucial.
Harness tie in points are reinforced with tough material to protect them from wear and tear in this critical area.
Inverting while climbing is unpleasant can damage confidence. A high tie in point helps keep climbers upright during a fall.
Tie-in points are color-coded to help user locate them. Colour coding corresponds to harness size, allowing quick identification and correct size matching to users.
This harness features waist and leg loops with a large adjustment range, allowing them to fit a wide range of sizes. They are perfect for climbing walls and outdoor centres, where customer fit can vary greatly.
Leg loops are color coded to make it easy for climbers to correctly fit the harness themselves, saving time and helping ensure correct fit in group settings.
Leg loops and a floating waistbelt mean that no matter how many layers you're wearing, you can find a comfortable fit. Appropriate for climbers who want a single harness for all their climbing.
Alpine has a gear loop, allowing climbers to follow up trad and sport routes while learning the art of cleaning gear.
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.
| 405 g|
XS : 400 g / 14.1 oz
Regular : 405 g / 14.3 oz
XL : 425 g / 15 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)
|Sizes||XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, 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.”
|1 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||Manual Doubleback|
|Leg Buckle Type||Manual Doubleback|
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|| |
Waist: 40-90 cm / 16-35 in
Legs: 30-70 cm / 12-28 in
Waist: 40-125 cm / 16-49 in
Legs: 40-70 cm / 16-28 in
Waist: 60-150 cm / 24-59 in
Legs : 50-90 cm / 20-35 in
A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
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.