Harnesses


Featured Group Test

harness group test montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test All Round Harnesses

Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the UKC test team has put ten all-round harnesses through their paces.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Edelrid Jay II harness - close up  © Mark Glasiter

Edelrid Jay II and Jayne Harnesses

The Jay II and Jayne are two climbing harnesses from the German gear manufacturer Edelrid – The Jay is designed for men and the Jayne for women. UKC Gear Reviewer Mark Glaister puts them through their paces...

The Xenos in full winter mode on Candelobre del Coyote in Cogne, Italy  © Kevin Avery
The Xenos in full winter mode on Candelobre del Coyote in Cogne, Italy  © Kevin Avery

Black Diamond Xenos Harness

Want a harness that will take you up the Frendo Spur one weekend then allow you to send your sun-kissed sport project the next? Offer comfort on the hanging belays of Gogarth's Main Cliff and also have enough space to rack 20 ice screws and a monster mixed rack, then...

Petzl Hirundos – an alpine harness  © Es Tresidder
Petzl Hirundos – an alpine harness  © Es Tresidder

Petzl Hirundos ? an alpine harness?

Stripped down to the bare minimum in a world where every gram counts - it's a sport climbing harness, right? Es Tresidder has other ideas ... This harness will be familiar to many of you, having added a bit of colour to many a photo of Steve McClure clinging...

Good for single pitch trad routes. The four gear loops are more than adequate for single pitch trad. © Kevin Thaw  © UKC
Good for single pitch trad routes. The four gear loops are more than adequate for single pitch trad. © Kevin Thaw  © UKC

C.A.M.P Air Harness

The first sit harnesses were basically a belt and leg loops made out of webbing, like alpine harnesses today and the Whillans harness of yesterday....

Black Diamond Chaos  © Black Diamond
Black Diamond Chaos  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Chaos Harness

"Hanging in your harness on a 20 pitch monster could be a nightmare!" "You need comfort, freedom of movement and NOT the...

The author using the Elite Adjustable on rock (Viking Line, HVS 5a, Reventeenvuori, Finland)...  © TobyA
The author using the Elite Adjustable on rock (Viking Line, HVS 5a, Reventeenvuori, Finland)...  © TobyA

Wild Country Elite Mens Adjustable harness

Toby Archer dangles around in the Elite Mens Adjustable harness from Wild Country. He finds plenty of good points and a...

Elite Syncro Ultralite from Wild Country  © Jon Griffith
Elite Syncro Ultralite from Wild Country  © Jon Griffith

Wild Country Synchro Ultralite Ziplock Harness

Jon Griffith gets to grips with the Synchro Ultralite Ziplock Harness from Wild Country: "..it is actually a simple...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

CAMP Flint Kit  © Allcord Ltd

CAMP Flint Kit

A versatile and affordable kit for indoor and outdoor climbers. The light and comfortable Flint harness features the patented No-Twist belay loop that holds the belay carabiner securely in place to prevent the dangers of cross loading, robust cons...

The new Summit harness  © Wild Country
The new Summit harness  © Wild Country

New Wild Country Summit and Spire harnesses in store

Striking, fully featured, original designs, Wild Country's latest harness range once again demonstrates a commitment to innovation. These totally new models with slick Ziplock buckles and exclusive new materials make our most advanced harnesses...

EDELRID Orion  © EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG
EDELRID Orion  © EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG

An Evolution in Climbing Comfort from EDELRID

German climbing specialists EDELRID recently introduced two new climbing harnesses to the UK market – the Orion (RRP: £85), a fully adjustable 4-buckle harness suitable for year-round and alpine climbing as well as the Atmosphere (RRP: £70) a...

Mammut Realization Shorts  © Mammut
Mammut Realization Shorts  © Mammut

Mammut Realization Shorts

The world's first intergrated harness shorts, tried and tested by the world's best, 7 time (in a row) World Cup Winner Jakob Schubert.

New M-270 Harness #1  © Arc'teryx
New M-270 Harness #1  © Arc'teryx

New Arc'teryx M-270 Harness

Designed to be extremely light but exceptionally comfortable, the M-270 is ideal for performance-focused ice and mixed climbers. It features...

Petzl Frame Construction 3  © Petzl
Petzl Frame Construction 3  © Petzl

Petzl Frame Construction Harnesses

Petzl's Frame Construction harnesses feature high-strength bias tape on the edges of the waistbelt and leg loops to provide...

Petzl Corax Harness #1  © Lyon Equipment
Petzl Corax Harness #1  © Lyon Equipment

Petzl Corax Harness

Corax is the multi-purpose harness par excellence. It comes in two sizes, so adapts to all user shapes. Its comfort and ease of use make it suitable...


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