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Warp Strength® Technology (WST) allows the harness to be shaped and contoured to the climber's body for excellent support and comfort
WST eliminates the need for excessive padding by uniformly spreading the load across the entire harness
Self-locking 7075 T6 aluminum buckle at the waist provides an extra margin of safety by allowing adjustments while maintaining the proper double-back configuration
4 webbing loops sewn directly to harness are sheathed by injection-molded polyurethane gear loops
Shaped for forward racking, polyurethane gear loops are reversible and removable; loops remain flexible in extreme cold
Core of tie-in points and belay loop feature Wear Safety Markers; when the sheath is worn, bright orange will show to indicate that abrasion to structural webbing may occur
Stretchy leg loops offer a precise fit without restricting range of motion
Exterior stretch-woven fabric is lightweight and highly abrasion resistant; spacermesh on inner face is soft and breathable
Non-structural haul loop lets you trail a second rope
The Arc'teryx R300 climbing harness comes with a stretchy mesh storage bag
Weight (see spec chart) based on size Medium.Size ranges are guidelines only and will vary with the type of clothing worn during measurement. Harnesses fit differently on different individuals even when measurements are the same. Sizes are based on actual body dimensions.
Please note: Arc'teryx products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
by aastiggerfromSuuper sweet looking but not comfortableWhen I got this harness I was amazed at how small it packed (about two tube socks rolled up). The innovation in the design and materials used were up to the Arcteryx standard.
I put it on, it was light and non bulky. I clipped into at carabiner and rope that was hung from the ceiling... NOOO BUENO. This harness gently cut into my back and the bottom of my rib cage. Even when I pushed the harness down a little, it was still very uncomfortable.
I returned it and got a different brand with more padding and saved $90.
Date published: 2011-07-13
Rated 4out of5
by bropplerfromfeatherweight, durable, comfortableAmazing performance:weight ratio. I am retiring my last r300 after 4 years of avid traditional, sport, and gym climbing. My only complaint is the haul loop, which ripped out while chimney'ing a couple years ago. The price is a bit steep, but otherwise 5 stars.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5out of5
by Ice FlowerfromThe Best Harness on the MarketThis is the best harness on the market for outdoor sport climbing and indoor competition climbing. It's very comfortable for weighing only 300 grams. Since it's designed for hard red pointing, it doesn't need a full strength haul loop, and that's why it does not have one.
If you want a full strength haul loop, you should look somewhere else, I suggest a Black Diamond or Metolius harness. It's also not designed for multi-pitch climbing, where you are sitting in your harness all day. If you want a big wall harness, again, buy a Black Diamond or Metolius harness.
I especially like how form fitting it is. I can move without worrying about my harness getting in my way. The only down side is the price tag. It cost twice as much as the other high end harnesses on the market. However, if you want to climb the perfect 5.14 that you've been dreaming of, then this is the only harness you should use.
Date published: 2011-08-21
Rated 5out of5
by DailyStokefromPerfectSimply the best harness out there. Takes up no room in your pack and is comfortable all day. So much better on a hot day than a heavily padded harness.
I've taken whippers in it, hung for way too long when I'm pumped, and racked directly on it. I never found it uncomfortable despite the lack of padding.
Ideal for sport and multi-pitch.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Rated 4out of5
by Pullzilla the Bulkasaurous Flexfromquite the harnessThis harness is slick. if there was one thing that i did not like about the R-320, the harness that this is replacing it was the size of the waist belt. It was narrow and felt like it could cut you in half during a big fall. problem solved. this one is nice and thick, and very comfortable to fall in. However, like all harnesses by Arc'teryx it is not fun to hang in. something about how the webbing ends in a edge on the top and bottom really is not so great for hanging belays. additionally the loop that holds the webbing from the waist-belt, seems like a pedantic afterthought, it does its job miserably. instead of keeping out of the way and securely nestled by the waist-belt, it allows it to merely hang flaccidly near my racked gear. still not a huge concern but with that much money involved, i expect perfection. my main concern is the "Haul Loop" in the back which, is quite frankly ridiculous and non-functional for anything more than chalk bag duty.
but its still super COOL and you should by it so you can shave those grams of that are keeping you from red-pointing your Project Brah...
Date published: 2011-04-05
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