How to use DMM Harness, warning, inspection and maintenence with instructional pictures
The Maverick is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Maverick is no longer produced by DMM and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
If you are looking for a top of the range, fixed leg harness, then look no more, this is it.
The Maverick has all the key design features of the popular Renegade, including the floating waistbelt, but instead of a buckled leg adjustment loop we’ve given it a really neat elastic expansion system. The elastic stops the leg loop from drifting out of position, but also allows for a range of different leg sizes.
This really is an exceptional harness, and one perfectly calibrated to the many and varied aspects of modern climbing – quite a trick if you consider how diverse climbing has become these days.
Whether you are down the wall, out on the grit, clipping bolts on the limestone, or swinging about on a wild sea cliff, you will need a harness that really ‘does the business’. And that means a harness which is comfortable when you’re abseiling or on a hanging belay, or even when you take a fall. It also needs to fit you well and allow freedom of movement, and it needs to have a generous and versatile racking system – we could go on describing the various qualities of the Maverick, but the point has been made: this is a top notch harness. Go and try one on and see what you think.
-Top of the range fully featured padded harness
-Incorporates a floating waist design, which means the six diagonal gear racks (and one conventional rear rack) can be aligned symmetrically on your waist for perfect racking
-Internal lumbar support
-Elasticated leg loops that give a secure fit
-Waist buckle is a Slide Lock design
-Twin drop away bum straps for calls of nature
-Cordura face fabric for extra durability
-Tie-in points protected by a layer of Cordura in a highlight colour, so excessive wear is easily seen
-True unisex sizing (i.e. a slightly longer belay loop)
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.
| 430 g|
|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.”
|7 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||None (it stretches)|
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.