The Arcteryx S-220 LT Harness. Minimalists looking for the ultimate in featherweight design and superb fit will appreciate the performance margin gained with this incredibly thin, supple harness. For 2011, our lightest sport climbing harness sheds more weight while gaining a fresh shape in the swami and leg loops. The redesigned conical leg loops are made of a unidirectional Vapor Mesh that provides bridging support in one direction and complete flexibility in the other. Improved webbing tie-in point adds durability to a critical area. The redesigned WST swami provides a wider, more supportive shape without adding overall weight.
Perfect for sport climbing and ultralight alpine ascents, the Arc'teryx S220 LT climbing harness is incredibly lightweight and supple, allowing you maximum mobility while reaching for holds.
Weight (see spec chart) 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.
Minimalists looking for the ultimate in featherweight design and superb fit will appreciate the performance margin gained with this incredibly thin, supple harness. Our lightest Sport Climbing harness sheds more weight, and adds a fresh shape in the swami which is constructed using Warp Strength® Technology (WST®). Lightweight, breathable conical shaped, Vapor Mesh leg loops constructed with a unidirectional mesh provide bridging support in one direction and total flexibility in the other. A strong thermo-formed tie-in point adds strength to a critical area.
|Adjustable Leg Loops:||no|
|Average weight - metric:||220 grams|
|Droppable leg loops:||No|
|Fits waist:||28.5 - 42 inches|
|Gear loops:||2 loops|
|Harness Class:||Rock Climbing|
|Leg loop size:||20.5 - 28 inches|
|Padded leg loops:||Yes|
|Weight:||7.9 oz / 225 g|
This harness is so light and packs so small I sometimes have to double check that I actually brought it with me when I'm heading out. It is super flat which I like as it sits nicely over my clothes and under my jackets and personally I love the bright colors. The leg loops are very minimalistic and I certainly wouldn't want to dog in this thing for hours or belay the super proj, but for quick burns on the climbs I'm interested in. This was the ticket. This was a replacement for my Hirundos which is officially hitting the old folks home and retiring.
okay, so this harness is SUPER light, and super compact, i use it for sport climbing and it has been great, but be sure you get the right size. try it on, make sure it fits right!! if it doesnt send it back and get a different size or a different harness. i mean not every harness is going to fit every person just right! it also took a few climbs for the foam or whatever to become comfy! but its an amazing harness for guym/sport or anything where you are only hanging in your harness for a short amount of time!
My friend bought this harness and while he doesn't like it for comfort reasons, I think its pretty nice. The seriously ventilated leg loops are nice. Its very light and very packable. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a haul loop. It leaves me wondering what discipline of climbing its intended for where I don't need a haul loop. Oh, and it fits exceptionally well with a backpack because of its low profile, lack of rear gear loops, and the aforementioned lack of haul loop.
Otherwise, I dig it.
Fell in love with this harness simply because of it's colors. Then loved it s even more after learning its weightlessness. This harness is great for indoor and outdoor sport climbs. Packs down greatly in the bag that comes with harness. Would recommend to anyone looking for a lightweight harness that wants to be able to carry enough quickdraws and a belay device out to the walls.
This is the first harness I ever purchased (I previously just rented them from the rock gym) and I love it! Its so light and it fits just how i needed it to. The leg loops fit snug and don't ride up or rack your crotch when you fall. The only bummer is that there is only 2 gear loops.
Bought this harness to replace my current gym harness that had begun to show signs of wear. The first time weighted it the leg loops began to cut into my legs. I then let a few of my friends try it out and they were all not pleased with the comfort. It is super light which is nice, but for my use as a gym harness i'd prefer some comfort.
The sizing chart on Arc'teryx' website states that a Medium will fit 31" - 34.5" waists, and that the ideal fit is with a one inch overlap in the ends of the waist belt. Well, my waist is 32.5" around, and a medium barely fits on me with a two inch GAP between the ends of the waist belt.
I suppose I'll be exchanging this for a large before I get a chance to climb in one, since I'm not about to climb with two inches of 1/2" webbing digging into my waist.. Good news is it looks great and is SUPER light. I look forward to getting the right size!