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  • Movable foam waist padding allows the tie-in point and 4 gear loops to stay centered
  • 4 gear loops provide ample space for racking gear and clipping quickdraws
  • Adjust the leg loops to fit comfortably over cold-weather clothing or a pair of shorts
  • Easy Glider buckles at the waist and on the leg loops allow quick adjustments while always keeping you secure
  • Droppable leg loops let you put the Edelrid Jay Climbing Harness on while wearing skis or crampons
  • Abrasion protector at the tie-point adds durability


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Best Use Climbing
Fits Waist
25 - 33.5 inches
30 - 37.5 inches
33.5 - 41 inches
Padded Waist Yes
Gear Loops 4 Loops
Belay Loop Yes
Leg Loop Size
17.5 - 21.5 inches
19.5 - 23.5 inches
21.5 - 25.5 inches
Padded Leg Loops Yes
Adjustable Leg Loops Yes
Droppable Leg Loops Yes
470 grams
500 grams
535 grams
Gender Men's
Rated 4 out of 5 by from new to climbing but I like the harness so far I have done just a little bit of indoor climbing and one outdoor class in my new harness but so far it is very comfortable. I am new to the sport and tried on just about every harness in REI and hung in the harness for a few minutes in each. The Jay II was the most comfy one. The momentum was very close to this, but my leg to waist ratio on the BD momentum wasn't the best fit. The Jay seems to be much more adjustable. The only things that I don't like about it are the lack of quick adjust leg straps like the momentum, the color is just not my thing (but pretty much a non-issue), and the gear loops seem a little "floppy" compared to others I tried on.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Test of time So this was my first harness and 3 years later it is still my only harness. I've taken this up backcountry routes, to crags across the country, on countless multipitch and single pitch climbs. It gracefully handles the bulk and weight of a full double rack (including shoes, layers, and water). It barely shows any wear, despite more chimneys and offwidths than I can remember. I'm a gear junkie and I can't even convince myself to buy another harness.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Comfortable but weak abrasion protector I have found the harness very comfortable. However, the abrasion protector (the rubber piece reinforcing the leg loop connection to the main tie-in loop) is designed to fail. One of its two little rubber loops snapped when I took a light fall. These are the loops at the bottom of the rubber protector that are sewn to the harness to keep the rubber piece in place. The rubber piece also tends to squeak on the rope when falling or hanging, which can be a bit disconcerting, in addition to the weak-looking main buckle design. The harness also tends to widen substantially with use, so better get a smaller size.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Harness (Especially for the Money) This harness is amazing. Extremely adjustable, w/ adjustable leg loops and a rotating hip belt. It's light AND comfortable. I have hung in it for almost an hour straight and I barely felt it. Like any harness this will just not fit some people, but for those it does fit look no further!
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Harness I've owned this for about 18 months. I've taken it gym climbing, a little bit of outdoor climbing, zip-lining, and a bunch of good old rappelling. It's extremely comfortable, even when I'm hanging in it for 10 or 15 minutes looking for a stage of a geocache on a cliff somewhere. When I need a new one, I'll replace it with the same.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatility, quality, and affordable harness. I have used this harness for everything from belaying to alpine mountaineering. Pros... Easy adjusting leg and waist, centering belay loop. 4 ridged gear loops. Drop able leg loops for putting on with skis, snowshoes, or crampons on. I like the adjustment ability, from short pants to insulated pants. Extremely comfortable. Cons... Color is not very masculine, not issue for though.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice harness. I just got this today and it seems really nice. The construction is super good quality and it just looks and feels bomber. I haven't actually climbed in it yet but trying it out at home it was pretty comfortable and allowed total range of movement so that's a good start. Some nice features are the plastic protector on the leg loop attachment point which will really help the belay loop last and avoid fraying. The buckles also don't need to be doublebacked this threw me for about an hour as I tried to figure out how to doubleback them until I finally looked it up online. If you climb at a gym you might have to explain it to them so they don't freak out about safety I don't know how they'll be at my gym so we'll see. The gear loops are solid I would prefer them to have a plastic protector on them but it's not a deal breaker. I might retrofit something onto them if I really feel like it. Placement is good too not too far forward so that your rack is on the way and not too far back so reaching is awkward. One thing I'll point out though is that the medium size actually fits a 27-37 inch waist and the leg loops fit 19-23 inches. So that makes it a much better deal than the small unless you're super scrawny (which isn't a bad thing). I ended up getting it for $20 off so it was a really good deal I think it should be a good harness it's not the lightest but I don't really worry too much about weight so that's not a huge factor for me.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Harness So far so good. Really liked it every time I used it. Well made from good materials
Date published: 2016-01-11
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Hi! Quick question- hope it isn't stupid.  Could this also be used as a harness for women? 

Asked by: madfish
So long as the waist and legs fit comfortably and properly, male or female can wear this harness.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-20

Is there a size chart for climbing harnesses

Asked by: Jays
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