General information and pictorial instruction for using correctly.
Superlight, superfly: the Mosquito. For women who dare – our extremely lightweight, minimalistic, high-end sport climbing harness with a women’s-specific fit.
The Mosquito women’s harness is a performance sports climbing harness with a Wild Country women’s specific fit that delivers a precise fit with super-lightweight comfort, agility and freedom of movement. The advanced, lightweight, laminated waistbelt construction is designed specifically to fit the female anatomy. We conducted extensive field testing with women climbers to perfect its shape and dimensions. The new anatomic waistbelt is wider at the centre of the back to provide more support and shaped to fit the female pelvis and reduce pressure points. We’ve increased the leg loop diameter, but decreased the waistbelt diameter. Our women’s harnesses have a longer rise – the distance between the waistbelt and leg loops – for a better overall fit. This also makes them more comfortable to hang in for longer periods, such as during hanging belays or when working projects. The Mosquito 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. It’s equipped with lightweight gear loops: two rigid front loops, two softer back loops. All gear loops are designed specifically to hold your gear and draws away from the harness for smoother retrieval. An important stand-out safety feature is the wear indicator on the reinforced lower tie-in 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 design.
- Wild Country women’s specific fit for increased comfort with anatomic waistbelt, adapted waist-leg-ratio and longer rise
- Lightweight, smooth abrasion-resistant, ripstop fabric
- Engineered for full freedom of movement and to evenly disperse load
- Integrated wear indicator at lower tie-in point
- Lightweight aluminium buckle for secure and comfortable fit
- Supplied with a lightweight protective storage bag
- Wild Country is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation
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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.
| 260 g
XS: 240 g / 8.5 oz
S: 255 g / 8.9 oz
M: 265 g / 9.3 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)
|XS, S, M, L
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
|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.
Waist: 65-73 cm / 25.5-28.7 in
Legs: 46-51 cm / 18.1-20 in
Waist: 71-79 cm / 27.9-31.1 in
Legs: 51-56 cm / 18.1-22 in
M (will fit the lower range of L)
Waist: 78-86 cm / 30.7-33.8 in
Legs: 56-61 cm / 22-24 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)
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.