Sizing Chart for all Mens, Womens, and Childrens Harnesses
3D-Vent women's harness. Our fully-adjustable Solaris women's harness features EDELRID 3D-Vent Technology and is specially designed to fit the female anatomy.
* 3D-Vent Technology: unparalleled fit and wear comfort via 3D construction, optimal pressure distribution and maximum air permeability
* Its dual webbing straps with 10mm Slide Block buckles allow the ergonomically-shaped harness to be adjusted to fit all hip sizes
* Longer leg loop base enables optimal positioning above the hip bones for full comfort whether climbing or hanging
* Adjustable leg loops with elastic mesh inserts for optimal fit and flexibility
* 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.
| 480 g|
XS : 450 g / 15.8 oz
|Sizes||XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL|
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|| |
Long but informative video, a detail discussion about Edelrid Solaris Women's Harness.
Attention ladies: This is the be-all, end-all harness for women. Whether you’re a sport climber taking huge falls, a traddie carrying pounds of gear, or a big waller hanging for hours, you won’t find a more comfortable, durable, or versatile setup.
The main design features are stiff foam inserts on the waist and legs, with large perforations that allow a lot of air flow. This is a really nice feature for those hot Summer days that are right around the corner. The padding on the waist and legs is fairly thin, but wide, so its a really comfortable harness to hang in if your working a project or climbing a long multi-pitch route with bad belay stances or hanging belays. At 460 grams it’s fairly lightweight. The low weight is nice, but it should be mentioned that the stiff foam made this a harder harness to pack than other harnesses. A minor issue, but one you’ll want to keep in mind if you’re packing for a backcountry climbing trip. The Solaris also comes with a 25 kg loop in the back for hanging packs, or towing sleds. For ice climbers you’ll be happy to find the loops for ice clippers. The gear loops are simply designed. They are stiff and sit out from the waist belt making clipping gear really smooth and easy. They are also covered in a durable turquoise colored nylon, making them both good looking and functional. The leg loop attachment is easily detached making the calls from mother nature easier to manage.
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.