Sizing Chart for all Mens, Womens, and Childrens Harnesses
The perfect all-rounder for climbing, mountaineering, and use on via ferratas. Adjustable leg loops and an easy-to-center tie-in point enable the harness to be quickly and conveniently fitted to size.
- 3D mesh padding for optimal support and comfort
- Abrasion protector for extra durability at tie-in point
- Small pouch on harness to accommodate RFID chip
- Moveable foam waist padding allows the tie-in point and the four fixed gear loops to be centred and aligned
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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.
| 395 g
S : 368 g / 12.9 oz
|XS, S, M, L, XL
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
|Waist Buckle Type
|Leg Buckle Type
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.
S (will fit the upper range of XS)
Probably the biggest update, again per Edelrid, is that the Jay/Jayne 3 harnesses are all bluesign products, aligned with the company’s sustainability efforts. Christopher Terrell, a rep for Edelrid, says the process “involves 89% less water, 62% less carbon emissions, 63% less energy, and 63% less chemicals in the process of dyeing the textiles.”
I have really enjoyed using the new and redesigned Edelrid Jay harness. It’s comfortable, versatile and has plenty of great features. I’ve used it for both trad and sport climbing and I can easily see it performing as well on planned ice trips this winter.
How to use Edelrid Harness, safety, lifespan, storage and care with instructional pictures.
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.