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Edelrid Helios Harness
  • Edelrid Helios Harness
  • Edelrid Helios Harness
  • Edelrid Helios Harness
  • Edelrid Helios Harness

Helios

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Description

Incredible comfort coupled with a low weight and a compact pack size—this is the best way to summarize the HELIOS. Our innovative 3D Pad technology adopts the concept of the 3D-shaped waist belt and leg loops but the padding is minimized to strategically useful places, where it is intensively used. The butterfly shape of the waist belt optimally distributes loads and enhances hanging comfort. The use of essential padding only and further details such as the 20 mm aluminum Slide Block buckle on the waist belt and the new, far more flexible tie-in loop reduce the weight and enable a compact pack size. The leg loops can be individually adjusted using 15 mm Slide Block buckles. Textile sleeves over the buckles protect the webbing against premature wear.

  • Tie-in point with Dyneema wear indicator, which reveals internal red threads in case of increased abrasion
  • 20 mm Slide Block buckle on the waist belt can be fully opened for a comfortable and secure harness fit
  • 3D Pad technology: unsurpassed support and comfort through three-dimensional molding, extensive force distribution, and intelligently reinforced padding
  • 5 symmetrical gear loops, 4 attachment options for ice screw clips, and a chalk bag loop at the back
  • Outer fabric made from bluesign®-certified materials
  • Additional, small bag that can be attached to the waist belt for topos, keys, energy bars, etc.

Retail price

US$ 139.95

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Weight (g)

Weight

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.

440 g

S: 425 g / 15 oz
M: 440 g / 15.5 oz
L: 480 g / 16.9 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)
Fit Unisex
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
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.”

5 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, 4
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Quick Adjust
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 ­
Certification EN
Size Chart

S (will fit the upper range of XS)
Waist : 71-81 cm / 27.9-31.8 in
Legs : 47-58 cm / 18.5-22.8 in
M
Waist : 78-88 cm / 30.7-34.6 in
Legs : 51-62 cm / 20.1-24.4 in
L (will fit the lower range of XL)
Waist : 85-95 cm / 33.4-37.4 in
Legs : 55-66 cm / 21.6-25.9 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

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