How to use DMM Harness, warning, inspection and maintenence with instructional pictures
The Puma 2 is a comfortable and durable all-round climbing harness. Generous amounts of padding provide support, and feature a mesh fabric for breathability. An internal load spreading plate gives effective lumber support, and keeps the Puma 2 comfortable on hanging belays and long climbing days.
Fully adjustable waist and leg loops allow you to fit the Puma 2 over any layering system for all season capability. A floating waistbelt keeps the padding and gear loops centralised, giving further adjustability and keeping gear within easy reach.
Seven gear loops give huge amounts of racking space, and are positioned to ensure gear remains easily accessible. Two Vault slots accommodate winter racking for pure ice protection.
For long mountain trad pitches to multi day mountain epics, the Puma 2 keeps you secure and comfortable.
All-round harnesses are highly supportive, comfortable, and fully featured. They have extensive racking options for summer and winter climbing, and are effective in summer and winter environments.
The proportions of this harness are designed around the female anatomy, for greater comfort and precision fit.
Adjustable leg loops and a floating waistbelt mean that no matter how many layers you're wearing, you can find a comfortable fit. Appropriate for climbers who want a single harness for all their climbing.
Seven gear loops create room the largest rack of gear. The loops are positioned to keep gear accessible and prevent it bunching up, no matter how much you're carrying. The rear loop keeps belay kit separate from your main rack.
Padding makes harnesses comfortable to hang or fall in, important when working routes or on long climbs. It is ventilated to increase breathability and comfort in hot weather or at the climbing wall.
The waistbelt is constructed of high quality, closed cell foam, and carries a firm spreading plate internally. This combination gives effective support during hanging belays and on long days in the mountains.
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.
| 395 g|
XS : 350 g / 12.3 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.”
|7 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|| |
I’m completely crushing over this harness. It’s the most comfortable harness I’ve ever owned. For the record, I’ve owned Black Diamond, Wild Country, and Mammut harnesses so I think that’s saying something. If the harness was available in a variety of colors, it would be perfect, but I think it comes pretty close now.
The harness is great and a welcome addition to my kit. If you’re looking for light simplicity then this isn’t the harness for you. But if you want a hard wearing all-rounder that’s comfortable to wear all day then I’d certainly take a closer look at the DMM Puma 2.
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.