The Alp 95 Harness by Camp USA is the lightest harness in the world upgraded with an adjustable waist and a large single tie-in point to make it more accommodating for general mountaineering. In a fundamental way, the Alp 95 is destroying lingering misapprehensions about taking a lightweight harness to the summits of the world's highest peaks. Made from strong and durable webbing fixed with edge-load construction to 3-D mesh padding. Tested and certified according to CE norms.
Country of Origin: Imported
|Adjustable Leg Loops:||No|
|Fits Waist:||Small 25-29 in. (64-74 cm)Medium 23-33 in. (74-84 cm)Large 33-37 in. (84-94 cm)XL 37-41 in. (94-104 cm)|
|Leg Loop Size:||Small 17-19 in. (45-50 cm)Medium 19.5-21 in. (50-55 cm)Large 21-23 in. (33-37 cm)XL 23-25 in. (60-65 cm)|
|Leg Loop Type:||Fixed|
|Legs:||24.5-26.5" / 62-67 cm|
|Main Buckle Closure:||Double-Back|
|Padded Leg Loops:||No|
|Padded Waist Belt:||Yes|
|Waist:||36-40" / 92-102 cm|
|Weight:||95 g, 3.35 oz|
This thing packs down smaller than my fist but packs a huge punch. It always lives in the bottom of my pack tied into the end of my rando line with a DMM Bugette and CAMP Photon clipped to it. If I find myself getting into a situation that may require roping up I just pull on the knot in my pack and boom, out comes the whole setup. No digging around or losing crucial pieces. It is light enough that it guarantees itself a spot in my gear list since I don't have to feel bad about the weight of it keeping my slow moving on the uptrack. Like Tris said, you wouldn't want to hang around in it all day, but you can rest assured it comfy enough for some raps and belaying.
PS. Tris is my ski partner.
This harness lives in the bottom of my pack with my DMM Bugette Belay Device, CAMP Photon Screw Gate Carabiner, and Beal Rando 8mm Dry Rope. This is an ultralight setup that is always in the bottom of my ski pack. This opens up many options as far as safely getting in and out of certain ski lines. The harness was designed to be a minimalistic piece and not designed for all day hanging. It is a great piece that can help you get in and out of dicey spots while adding a huge margin of safety. Also great for glacier travel in places like the Bugaboos.
I bought this harness to use scrambling on routes where there are a few sections I want to rappel. It's perfect for that purpose. Obviously not as comfortable as a more beefy harness, but it makes up for it in terms of weight, and if you're just doing a few rappels, it's not particularly uncomfortable.
The gear loops are quite small, so I worry that for glacier travel or ski mountaineering I wouldn't be able to fit all the gear I want on the loops, but that may be because I take too much gear to begin with.
This the perfect harness for skiers wearing a harness only for the possibility of crevasse rescue. Although it lacks quick-release leg loops, the harness is so light, and so comfy, that just put it on when you put on your ski boots. And yes, I have hung in it, for a 10 minutes (practicing), and it was still comfy.
Just finished up another successful trip using this harness. I love this piece of gear. Fully functional and so light it can sit in your pack for when you need it and it doesn't weigh you down or take up any space!