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Edelrid Jay Harness
  • Edelrid Jay Harness
  • Edelrid Jay Harness
  • Edelrid Jay Harness




My vote: None ( 4.2 avg )


The Jay is the perfect all-rounder with adjustable leg loops for all types of climbing.

3D mesh padding for optimal support and comfort
Easy Glider buckles for a secure and comfortable fit
Moveable foam waist padding allows the tie-in point and four fixed gear loops to be centred and aligned
Abrasion protector at tie-in point for extra durability
Adjustable leg loops with elastic mesh inserts for optimal fit and flexibility
4 asymmetric fixed gear loops for perfect Organisation

Retail price

US$ 59.95

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Weight (g)


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.

437 g

S : 417 g / 14.7 oz
M : 437 g / 15.4 oz
L : 470 g / 16.5 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Gender Unisex
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Gear Loops

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.

Worth Considering

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.

No, 0
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Drop Seat No
Haul Loop

Haul Loop

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.

No  (0kN)
Certification CE, EN
Size Chart

S (will fit the upper range of XS)
Waist : 63-83 cm / 24.8-32.6 in
Legs : 45-55 cm / 17.7-21.7 in
Waist : 70-95 cm / 27.5-37.4 in
Legs : 50-60 cm / 19.7-23.6 in
L (will fit most XL and the lower range of XXL)
Waist : 78-105 cm / 30.7-41.3 in
Legs : 56-65 cm / 22-25.5 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

All the Features of Jay and Jayne Harnesses
( 6 avg )
( 6 avg )

4x4 harness

Al terrain harness, very versatile
2 attachment points for ice tool clips
4 gear loops
Durable tie loop with plastic in the tie point for less abrasion
Easy & fast to adjust, not double bucle
The hip pad is moveable (can be centered)
I’ve used it a ton
I'm going to use it till destruction

Well, this harness was one of my best purchases, i have nothing to complain about it... nothing!

if i review it with an alpine weigh saving look (sickness) i can complain about weight maybe, but that's not the market of it, for that are specific lightweight harnesses, and after all its not very heavy, you have good features for 437grs, that means:

4 gear loops

2 attachment points for ice tool clips

A durable tie loop with plastic in the tie point for less abrasion (the tie loop is much more rough than harnesses from other brands with similar specs, petzl, black diamond... and cheaper 

A nice padded hip 

Adjustable leg loops


The hip padding itseld moves over the adjustment belt, so you can center it, this is a nice feaure

Plastic thing in the tie in point

I use it for all, sport climbing, alpine climbing, ice climbing, for more than 2 years and it don't show any sign of wear.


UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Jay and Jayne are well made all-round harnesses that are durable, practical, comfortable and a good price. You might just have to by a pair of sunglasses if you intend to look at them for too long!

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

Whether you’re a 5.13 sport climber or first-time trad leader, the Jay will fit your needs—and budget. This all-around harness scored above-average marks for comfort (7.5 out of 10) and durability (8 out of 10) during single- and multi-pitch days across Colorado’s Front Range. Mesh padding keeps the waistbelt and leg loops cushioned but breathable; testers didn’t sweat out even in sweltering gyms. A large, automatically doubled-back waistbelt buckle with a wide webbing strap makes the midsection fast to cinch and loosen. “This is my go-to harness for every type of adventure,” one tester said. “It performs solidly in every arena and holds a rack of quickdraws or cams and nuts equally well.”

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.