Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your harness.
Lightweight and comfortable climbing harness for performance in the gym and at the crag
Lightweight and comfortable, the HIRUNDOS harness is designed for performance climbing in the gym and at the crag. The sleek, slim design with elasticized leg loops offers complete freedom of movement with minimal weight. The four equipment loops provide sufficient space for the required equipment. The tie-in points are made of high-modulus polyethylene for improved resistance to rope friction and for greater durability of the harness.
- Excellent combination of freedom of movement and comfort:
- narrow and comfortable waistbelt for athletic climbing
- FUSEFRAME technology offers a thin and supple waistbelt for complete freedom of movement with minimal weight
- elasticized leg loops allow the harness to remain adjusted
- supple leg loop bridge for maximum comfort when climbing
- Optimized transport of equipment:
- two rigid equipment loops in front for easy clipping and unclipping of quickdraws
- two rear equipment loops are flexible, for bringing gear to the front and for comfort when carrying a backpack
- Reinforced for durability:
- reinforced tie-in points in high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE) for improved resistance to wear from rope friction
- waistbelt equipped with a DoubleBack HD buckle in forged aluminum, offering good grip and fluid glide of the webbing for easy and quick adjustment
- durable exterior fabric is abrasion resistant
- Material(s): nylon, polyester, EVA, polyurethane, aluminum, high-modulus polyethylene
- Harness comes in a protective carry 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.
| 300 g|
XS : 260 g / 9.2 oz
|Sizes||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.”
|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||None (it stretches)|
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.
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
|Size Chart|| |
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.