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 This version of the Hirundos 2014 is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Hirundos 2014 is no longer produced by Petzl and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

Petzl Hirundos Front View
  • Petzl Hirundos Front View
  • Petzl Hirundos Leg Loop
  • Petzl Hirundos Belay Loop
  • Petzl Hirundos Gear Loop
  • Petzl Hirundos Top View

Hirundos 2014



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Frame Construction technology is pushed to the maximum. An ultralight and super compact harness for maximum climbing performance. Four equipment loops won’t limit this harness to short sport climbs.

Frame Construction with breathable monofilament mesh evenly distributes pressure, providing maximum support and comfort
Woven polyester mesh on the inside of the harness wicks moisture for improved comfort and speeds drying
Perforated closed cell foam on the waistbelt and leg loops increases breathability
DoubleBack buckles adjust easily with a single pull. They help prevent incorrect manipulation
Green belay loop helps users identify proper tie-in / attachment point
Reinforced tie-in points for increased durability in this high-wear area
Elasticized leg loops have a large range of expansion for correct fit, while staying in place on the thighs
Rigid, inclined 3D front equipment loops for easy access to gear; flexible rear loops stay out of the way while wearing a pack
Two CARITOOL slots
Detachable elastic leg loop straps

Retail price

US$ 84.95
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.

270 g

M : 270 g / 9.5 oz

(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Gender Men
Sizes XS, S, M, L
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.

Yes, 2
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type None (it stretches)
Drop Seat Yes
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, UIAA
Size Chart

Waist belt : 59-71 cm / 23.2-28 in
Leg loops : 43-48 cm / 16.9-18.9 in

Waist belt : 66-78 cm / 26-30.7 in
Leg loops : 47-52 cm / 18.5-20.5 in

Waist belt : 71-83 cm / 28-32.7 in
Leg loops : 52-57 cm / 20.5-22.4 in

Waist belt : 80-94 cm / 31.5-37 in
Leg loops : 57-62 cm / 22.4-24.4 in

Watch a tour of Petzl's facilities as they explain all the testing involved

Warning: This video is dubbed in English. If you're getting antsy, skip to section 7:40-8:15 for one of the most interesting parts, where they show a hardware specific camera inspection.

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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 4.2/5

One tester, Chris Van Leuven, used this on a number of El Capitan ascents. While it is generally not recommended for big walls, CVL found the advantages of such a skinny harness: it is light, gives a big range of movement for free climbing and is comfortable to sleep in because of the soft gear loops. That said, Chris vows to take a more comfortable harness on future big wall routes, a harness with more padding such as the Petzl Sama.

Rock and Ice Gear Review rating 5/5

The DoubleBack buckle system is a single, pre-threaded buckle on the waist belt (or, in the case of the Adjama, on the leg loops, too). Many companies are now turning to pre-threaded buckle closures that you can adjust with a single pull. I’ve found that Petzl’s DoubleBack system works the best—a little groove for your thumb allows you to easily catch and pull the buckle to take the harness off. When you put the harness on, the action of pulling the webbing is smooth.

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.