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Wild Country Mosquito Men Harness
  • Wild Country Mosquito Men Harness
  • Wild Country Mosquito Men Harness
  • Wild Country Mosquito Men Harness

Mosquito Men

Rating

My vote: None ( 3.8 avg )

Description

This is the lightest harness Wild Country has ever made. Engineered specifically for sport climbing, its precise fit delivers super-lightweight comfort, agility and freedom of movement. The advanced, lightweight, laminated waistbelt construction features internal load-bearing webbing that distributes the load evenly across the entire harness structure, combined with super-light mesh padding and a robust, fast-drying and abrasion-resistant covering with seamless edges that is soft and smooth next to the skin. This harness is built specifically with freedom of movement in mind. Its sleek, stripped-down construction adapts to your body for full, unhindered, flexibility as you climb. An important stand-out safety feature is the wear indicator on the reinforced lower tie-in point – a feature used by Wild Country since the 1990s. To clearly indicate when it is time to retire the harness, it has red threads that only become visible after excessive wear and abrasion. 

The Mosquito is equipped with lightweight gear loops: two rigid front loops, two softer back loops, to prevent pressure points when climbing with a pack. All gear loops are designed specifically to hold your gear and draws away from the harness for smoother retrieval. There is also a decent-sized rear haul loop that also doubles as a chalk bag attachment point.
With a self-locking, aluminium slide block buckle on the waistbelt to ensure a secure and comfortable fit plus lightweight, supportive leg loops with elasticated risers. The Mosquito packs down small and comes in a stylish, two-tone black and white design with a classic Wild Country tangerine orange buckle.

  • Lightweight, smooth abrasion-resistant, ripstop fabric
  • Engineered for full freedom of movement and to evently disperse load
  • Integrated wear indicator at lower tie-in point
  • Lightweight aluminium buckle for secure and confortable fit
  • Four lightweight gear loops: two rigid front gear loops, two flexible, low-profile rear gear loops that won't interere with a pack 
  • Supplied with a lightweight protective storage bag
 

Retail price

US$ 109.95

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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.

260 g

XS: 220 g / 7.8 oz
S: 230 g / 8.1 oz
M: 260 g / 9.2 oz
L: 280 g / 9.9 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)
Fit Men
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.”

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.

No, 0
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type None (it stretches)
Drop Seat No
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.

Yes ­
Certification CE, EN
Size Chart
XS
Waist: 64.5-72.5 cm / 25.4-28.5 in
Legs: 45-54 cm / 17.7-21.3 in

Waist: 71-79 cm / 28-31.1 in
Legs: 50-59 cm / 19.7-23.2 in
M
Waist: 79.5-87.5 cm / 31.3-34.4 in
Legs: 55-64 cm / 21.7-25.2 in
L (will fit the lower range of XL)
Waist: 87-95 cm / 34.2-37.4 in
Legs: 60-69 cm / 23.6-27.2 in
AVG RATING
6
( 6 avg )
Rating
6
( 6 avg )

Nice, lightweight harness

Pros
Super light & confortable harness for every day use. Good price point.
Cons
One more hauling gear loop?
Familiarity
I’ve used it a bunch

I love my mosquito, it is my best choice so far. Light, stylish and perfect for all purposes.

I love my mosquito, it is my best choice so far. Light, stylish and perfect for all purposes.

Northeast Alpine Start Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Wild County Mosquito Harness enters the realm of ultra-light packable harnesses at a very competitive price point. Half the price of a Petzl Sitta Harness (my gold standard for a year round harnesses), $60 cheaper than the Black Diamond AirNet Harness, and able to hold its own in most comparisons. This harness is marketed for sport climbing, but I tested it for both sport and traditional climbing about 50/50 and I think it’s a great traditional harness as well as suited for sport climbing. This harness is not equipped for ice climbing just like the Black Diamond AirNet Harness (no slots for ice clippers), so if you’re looking for a year round harness that can handle ice climbing as well I’d point you back to the Petzl Sitta Harness. If you are looking for an affordable ultralight breathable sport and traditional climbing harness that packs up small and performs great, this would be a solid model to try!

UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Mosquito is an excellent and super lightweight harness ideal for higher end sport climbing. It has all the features you need - including ample gear loops - making it a top performer in its class. The only caveat is that it's not comfortable for sitting in for long periods of time, so it's best worn for climbing rather than long belays.

Wild Country Mosquito Harness Details
Mosquito Harness

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.