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  • DMM Maverick 2 Harness

    DMM Maverick 2 Harness

    Lightweight all year round harness with a small pack size. Well balanced between durability, function and weight. Suited to most climbing activities
  • DMM Mithril Harness

    DMM Mithril Harness

    A lightweight year round harness with adjustable leg loops - a great design for everything from all day mountaineering to afternoon sport climbing sessions
  • DMM Puma 2 Harness

    DMM Puma 2 Harness

    The DMM Renegade’s feature set with the women-specific fit and distinctive styling make this a comfortable and supremely functional harness.
  • DMM Renegade 2 Harness

    DMM Renegade 2 Harness

    A solid all rounder; a clever design that works across the full range of climbing disciplines: from cragging and winter climbing to big alpine routes.
  • DMM Venture Harness

    DMM Venture Harness

    A versatile climbing harness designed for women. Lightweight with adjustable leg loops, an all purpose harness for across the climbing disciplines
  • DMM Vertesse Harness

    DMM Vertesse Harness

    A lightweight design and construction makes the Woman's Vertesse harness highly flexible while climbing but allows a small pack size for the walk off.
  • DMM Viper 2 Harness

    DMM Viper 2 Harness

    A great all round harness for climbers new to the sport but also experienced climbers looking for a comfortable everyday harness
  • DMM Vixen Harness

    DMM Vixen Harness

    A high quality, versatile harness designed for women. Comfortable and lightweight, a stylish all-rounder for climbing all year round
  • Petzl Adjama Harness

    Petzl Adjama Harness

    A high performance climbing harness with adjustable leg loops. Perfect for the climber who wants a single harness for all styles of climbing
  • Petzl Corax Harness

    Petzl Corax Harness

    A great entry to intermediate level harness that performs well across a fantastic range of vertically challenging pursuits from rock climbing to via ferrata
  • Petzl Hirundos Harness

    Petzl Hirundos Harness

    A high-end lightweight yet comfortable harness designed for performance climbing. Ideal for hard climbing on rock and ice
  • Petzl Luna Harness

    Petzl Luna Harness

    A high performance specific climbing harness with adjustable leg loops. Perfect for the climber who wants a single harness for all styles of climbing
  • Petzl Sitta Harness

    Petzl Sitta Harness

    A high-end, ultralight and compact yet comfortable performance rock climbing and mountaineering harness for experienced users.

Choosing the correct harness is one of the most important decisions that a climber can make - fit and function are essential to get right as your harness is the part of your fall prevention system that holds you - the climber.

A climbing harness should have a snug fit but allow ease of movement (climbing etc...)  When fitted it also shouldn't be as tight as it can go but it needs to have a good length (at least 10cm) of waist belt webbing pulled through the buckle.  Trying the harness on while wearing similar clothing to that which you will when climbing then hanging in the harness is greatly recommended to check for any sore spots that there might be - It might not be comfortable but you shouldn't have pain! 

There is a great variety of harnesses available, though you can use any harness for any discipline some are better suited for specific styles, compromising in areas to enhance others. 

Harnesses built with Sport Climbing in mind tend to be constructed using lighter materials, mimicking the disciplines focus on dynamic performance, carrying pretty much only quickdraws you also don't need as many gear loops thus saving more weight.  Have a look at the DMM Maverick 2, the female specific DMM Vertesse or the Petzl Hirundos Harness

Traditional rock climbing requires gear which needs to be carried, more gear loops help with racking (organising) for rapid and easy selection, four or five is normal but up-to seven possible.  More padding and wider leg loops are common increasing comfort while belaying, adjustable leg loops increase the variety of clothing that can be comfortably worn underneath for year round climbing.  The DMM Renegade 2 and the Petzl Adjama harness for men and the DMM Puma 2 and Petzl Luna for women are good examples.

All manufacturers have a few General Purpose harnesses in their ranges such as the DMM Viper, woman's DMM Vixen or the revised but eternally classic Petzl Corax.  Fully featured with excellent value for money they are great as entry-level harnesses as well as more experienced rockstars. 

You can find our selection of harnesses for winter activities here