General information and pictorial instruction for using correctly.
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Vision Ziplock Sport
Easy to fit, comfortable to wear and with storming new colours the Vision Sport is a simple and stylish new model that remains a great value choice for a wide variety of climbing styles.
Designed to be lightweight, easy to fit and neat to wear, the Sport is a light, cool looking trimmed down model which uses our Ziplock buckle for the slickest, safest fastening. It comes with fixed, elasticated legs with enough ‘give’ to fit most shapes and sizes.and the belt has our ‘batwing’ shape to hug in the right places.
Often dismissed nowadays, the fixed leg harness often offers the best value for money and the lowest weight - and certainly this one with the choice of 4 sizes from XS to L which should cover most body types, men or women (including big juniors), means this harness could be exactly what you need. And the question does arise, if you are not going out in winter why carry the extra weight and pay extra for leg loop buckles you're not going to use? Similarly, if you're looking for a sports harness why add to your burden? With fixed leg loops for simplicity, but elasticated for a bit of give or growth, and our Ziplock buckle on the waist for the safest slickest fastening - even with a loaded belt.
This trimmed down model sports fixed leg loops for simplicity and is finished with a host of high quality cool features to make it another Wild Country winner. and is a great all rounder for trad sport or walls, beginner or expert!
Ziplock buckle waist, ‘Batwing’ belt shaping, 25kN Belay loop, Wear indicator, 4 Gear 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.
| 392 g|
M : 392 g / 13.8 oz
|Sizes||XS, 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||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|| |
Size chart is not available.
The Vision Sport is two ounces lighter and is the sportier, less bulky of the two Wild Country harnesses. It has four gear loops instead of five, has fixed leg loops, and lacks the rear full-strength haul loop and clip-in point, which no doubt contributes to the lower price tag. Although the waist-belt padding feels less substantial on the Vision Sport, the leg loops seemed more supportive and overall I thought the Vision Sport was as comfortable as the Elite. Like the Elite, the Vision Sport is mesh lined, and has a wear-indicator and an easy-to-pull Ziplock buckle on the belt. If you're looking to save even more money, and trim a few ounces, yet value quality and don't need adjustable leg loops, the Vision Sport is a worthy partner, one that's bound to see you through more than just a few seasons.