General information and pictorial instruction for using correctly.
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Elite Ultralite Ziplock
With its radical shaping and light weight, the Elite Ultralite was created to become our ‘piece de resistance’ for the avid sports climber or traditionalist who really wants to shed the pounds.
Designed for movement the Ultralite sports a ‘super-ergo’ belt that’s been carved to allow an unprecedented flex and feel. Lightened and tweaked to fit better and weigh less but still retaining four gear loops and the ability to work for sports and trad this is a great all rounder. Superb, subtle, colours and design graft with technical advances like our weight saving 10mm Dyneema belt. Add all these features to this stylish finish that really stands out and you just may be holding the next big thing.
Ziplock buckle waist, Super-ergo belt, 10mm Dyneema belay loop, 20mm Waistbelt webbing, Wear indicator, Elasticated leg loops, Drop seat, Mesh bag.
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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.
| 336 g|
|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||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.
This harness proves you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to minimize weight. Designers of the Elite Ultralite focused on an ergonomically built waist belt for padding without too much bulk, keeping the harness’ weight to a nominal 11.6 oz. The Elite Ultralite has the beefiest gear loops in this bunch—all four are encased in plastic, and they’re sewn for forward racking. This suits sport climbing well, making your draws easy to grab, but wouldn’t work as well for keeping trad gear organized. The super-thin belay loop may raise eyebrows, but it’s made of Dyneema and rated at 30kN, compared to Wild Country’s burlier Elite model at 25 kN. The elastic straps connecting the leg loops and waist belt are easily adjustable on this rig, and they detach for last-minute bathroom stops for the ladies. Elastic in the fixed leg loops allows a range of fits; for one tester—5’10”, 155 lbs.—the medium fit perfectly, but we’d still recommend trying the Elite on before buying to ensure