The Women's R280 Harness by Arcteryx is shaped for the female anatomy. the F-280r is a lightweight and supple all-around harness for multi-talented women. WST construction provides universal support and comfort, the self-locking buckle provides quick entry/exit, and a drop seat speeds calls to nature.
Whether you're sport climbing or heading to the hills for some multi-pitch, you'll appreciate the light weight and suppleness of the Arc'teryx R280 climbing harness for women.
Weight (see spec chart) is based on size Medium. See specifications below for size detail: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.
The Arc'terx R-280 Harness was designed with women in mind. This functional, lightweight harness is perfect for exploring the world of rock climbing and mountaineering. A strong thermo-formed tie-in point adds strength to critical area. Breathable WST leg loops have Sure Fit elastic connectors and conical shape for added comfort. The wide swami belt features improved Warp Strength Technology a unidirectional mesh that provides bridging support in one direction and total flexibility and suppleness in the other.
|Adjustable leg loops:||No|
|Average weight - metric:||280 grams|
|Droppable leg loops:||No|
|Fits waist:||24.5 - 34.5 inches|
|Gear loops:||4 loops|
|Leg loop size:||19 - 26 inches|
|Material:||Burly Double Weave four-way stretch fabric, 7075 T6 aluminum anodized buckle, Vapor Mesh, Type 66 nylon webbing, Polyurethane gear loops, Spacermesh|
|Materials:||7075 T6 aluminum anodized buckle, Burly™ Double Weave four-way stretch fabric, Vapor Mesh, Type 66 nylon webbing, Polyurethane gear loops, Spacermesh|
|Padded leg loops:||Yes|
|Style:||Climbing Gear Harnesses|
|Weight:||285 g / 10.1 oz|
I decided to buy a lighter weight harness for gym climbing and cragging. My SO has the r320a and he loves it, so I decided to try this version out. Before this harness I was using my Metolius safe tech deluxe, which I love for comfort and burliness. I still use my Metolius for outdoor adventures.
This harness is almost opposite of the Safe Tech deluxe. It's light weight, less adjustable, and it's not something I'd want to be wearing climbing off widths or chimneys. The thing is...it's so comfortable! You really do forget you're wearing it.. The leg loops and waist belt are made from a thin fabric, but they don't cut into my thighs or abdomen, even when hanging in the harness. This would be great for gym climbs, sport climbing, and even trad climbing, but I just don't it expect it to last long if its continually rubbing against granite.
I purchased the small. At first I was worried about it fitting too tight since I have wider hips and toned thighs. While I do have to wiggle to get the harness up my hips, the leg loops and waist belt fit nicely. I can't imagine getting a larger size as I'd be worried that the legs loops would be too loose. For reference I am 5'4, 115lbs.
This harness is so light and well made; it's so comfortable that I often forget I'm wearing it! I could hang in it all day. It's minimalist in design but has very well thought out features. I especially love the stiff gear loops that are front-tilted so gear falls forward and is easier to grab when you need it. The lining is a light, cushy mesh that keeps me cool and dry even on hot days. I can't even express how much more comfortable and functional it is compared to the other harnesses I've used (Black Diamond Momentum and Petzl Luna). Plus the "bondi blue" color is so, so pretty! I'm definitely going to be wearing and loving this for many years.
I only wish Arc'teryx made a similar women's harness for ice climbing! I'm an XS so I won't fit the men's version...
I've used this harness for almost a month now. It's a pretty stellar harness and definitely a step up from my last one. It's light, packable, and fairly comfortable. That being said I feel like it could be a bit more comfortable. When I've fallen a couple of times on top rope the leg loops shift in an awkward way which makes getting back on the wall or making moves a bit weird. I haven't had this problem when leading. Other than that I love using this harness and glad I bought it.
Super light weight and thin. Incredibly comfortable, I hardly notice it's there. I love that there's only one buckle (on the waistbelt), and it's fast-backed, so I don't have to worry about double backing. The leg loops aren't adjustable, but they stretch a little bit, which I like. The fabric on the inside is nice too- pretty soft, so when I wear short-shorts it doesn't chafe my skin.
This harness is truly light, but like every other Arc'teryx item, it is put together very well. Sturdy gear loops, non-adjustable legs which I love and a very flattering fit for any woman. Had mine for 2 1/2 years now and still like brand new!
Absolutely love this harness. Very comfortable, lightweight and secure at the same time.
I don't want to take it off.