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Very comfortable climbing and mountaineering harness for performance sport climbing, trad climbing, and mountaineering.
A necessity for climbers who insist on a harness that is more supportive and lightweight! AQUILA is a harness for sport climbing, trad climbing, and mountaineering. The wide, comfortable waistbelt is ideal for all body types and adjustable leg loops adapt to clothing for climbing in any season. With a slim and lightweight design, it gives you great freedom of movement and remains comfortable while hanging. Five large gear loops make it versatile and ideal for use in the mountains or trad climbing excursions, and reinforced tie-in points help provide lasting resistance to rope friction.
- Maximum support while hanging:
- wide and comfortable waistbelt ideal for larger body types and better pressure distribution
- waistbelt has smooth-seamed edges for increased comfort
- leg loops adjust with DOUBLEBACK HD buckles for quick adaptation to different body types and to seasonal clothing
- flexible leg loop bridge for maximum comfort when climbing or during the approach
- FUSEFRAME construction with closed-cell thermoformed foam for consistent comfort throughout the lifetime of the harness
- breathable, moisture-wicking interior fabric
- Versatile, for climbing or mountaineering:
- large rear gear loop for racking bulky gear (large cams, nuts, or specific gear)
- two semi-rigid front gear loops for racking quickdraws, nuts, or belay devices
- two flexible rear gear loops to easily access and rack quickdraws, angled to bring gear to the front and comfortable when carrying a backpack
- rear accessory loop for chalk bag, shoes, quick link, trail line, or other gear
- capable of racking ice screws with the addition of one or multiple CARITOOL EVO ice screw holders
- reinforced tie-in points in high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE) for improved resistance to wear from rope friction
- waistbelt and leg loops equipped with DOUBLEBACK HD buckles in forged aluminum, offering fluid glide of the webbing for easy and quick adjustment
- durable, abrasion-resistant exterior fabric
- harness is compact when folded down
- adjustable and detachable leg loop elastics
- Freedom of movement:
- slim and lightweight design
- FUSEFRAME construction for great freedom of movement
- Material(s): nylon, polyester, EVA, polyurethane, aluminum, high-modulus polyethylene
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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.
| 405 g
S : 385 g / 13.6oz
|XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
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.”
|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.
|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.
|CE, EN, UIAA
S (will fit the upper range of XS)
A checklist helping you monitor your harness health, helping to know when to retire your harness.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl harnesses.
How to correctly use Hirundos and Aquila, inspection, donning and setup with instructional pictures.
How to use Petzl Harness, warnings, lifetime 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.