Sizing Chart for all Mens, Womens, and Childrens Harnesses
Probably the most comfortable harness money can buy, with 3D-Vent Technology for unparalleled wear comfort. Whether sport routes or longer alpine climbs, the Cyrus is suitable for all conditions.
* 3D-Vent Technology: unparalleled fit and wear comfort via 3D construction, optimal pressure distribution and maximum air permeability
* 15mm Slide Block buckles on waistbelt for secure and comfortable fit
* 3D-shaped leg loops with elastic mesh inserts mold snugly around the thighs
*Abrasion protector for extra durability at tie-in point
* 4 asymmetric fixed gear loops for perfect organisation and 2 attachment options for ice screw clips
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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.
| 408 g|
XS : 347 g / 12.2 oz
|Sizes||XS, 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||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.
|Size Chart|| |
Minimalist-harness fans are going to wonder why they spent so many years cutting off circulation to their legs by hanging in rigs that skimped on material to cut weight. Edelrid took a different approach by using textiles that were inherently lighter so a larger amount could be included without weighing the whole thing down. They call it 3D-Vent technology, but it’s more or less a layer of thin foam wrapped in mesh, with supportive, stiff webbing strips that wrap around your torso and legs, adding some rigidity and only a little bit of weight. Both the hipbelt and the leg loops are ultra-wide to maximize the contact zone, which prevents pressure points, but the mesh and perforations in the foam keep the harness extremely light and breathable. “It feels more like sitting in a padded chair instead of a complicated pattern of webbing, like other harnesses,” one tester said. Another factor that contributes to comfort is the ergonomic shape of the hipbelt and leg loops: They taper out slightly at the top and the bottom, so they wrap around your flesh when the harness is weighted, instead of digging in. Four stiff, plastic gear loops are suitable for racking whatever your route requires, and a zippy single buckle closes and opens fast.
How to use Edelrid Harness, safety, lifespan, storage and care with instructional pictures.
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.