A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
Exceptional freedom of movement and maximum comfort – the feedback from Mammut climbing aces Jakob Schubert and Sean McColl on the Realization Pants Men was full of superlatives. When climbing, wearing the first pants with a fully integrated climbing harness, it feels as if you are not wearing a harness at all – you thus appear to fly effortlessly past obstacles on your climbing project.
Meets the climbing harness standard EN 12277.
Innovative Split Webbing technology.
Robust and abrasion-resistant outer material.
Elastic insert for maximum freedom of movement.
2 front trouser pockets.
2 seat pockets with hook and loop fastener.
Slide-in pocket for a brush on the right leg.
Washable up to 40 °C.
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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.
| 640 g|
At this time Mammut only gives out the weight for Size M.
|Sizes||S, M, L|
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||Tie-In|
|Waist Buckle Type||None|
|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.
I found the Realization Pant to be a great concept with some good design features, and the individual components of the harness and trousers to be very high quality. For sport climbing and DWSing routes that you have to abseil into they are perfectly suited to that job, but for the British climber who wants to do a variety of activities they are less suitable for trad climbing as it is not possible to fit a large amount of equipment onto the two gear loops. They are also great to climb in due to the freedom of movement from the stretchy fabric of the trousers and a harness that fits 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.