Working a route all day can wreak havoc on your back and sometimes can cause that numb and stingy feeling in your legs, but with the Petzl Hirundos Harness you can eliminate that hanging in your harness blues. Ultralight and super compact, with perforated closed cell foam on the waistbelt and leg loops providing awesome breathability as well as all day support. Elasticized leg loops have a large range of expansion for those cooler days on the rock when you need to add layers, and plenty of wicking agents keep the harness from saturating with sweat allowing you to stay a bit cooler for the final send of your proj.
The Petzl Hirundos is an ultralight, super compact harness with maximum climbing performance and comfort. You'll be flashing up big routes with Frame Construction technology which evenly distributes pressure giving you all day comfort and support for a high performance harness featuring breathable monofilament mesh that will have you craving a climb.
The Hirundos Climbing Harness by Petzl features Frame Construction technology pushed to the maximum. An ultralight and super compact harness for maximum climbing performance. Four equipment loops won’t limit this harness to short sport climbs.
Be as lightweight and agile as a swallow in the flexible, minimalist Hirundos Climbing Harness from Petzl. Lightweight and breathable foam padding on the leg loops and waistbelt make your thighs and midsection happy, and you have the convenience of 4 gear loops to rack your gear on.
|Adjustable Leg Loops:||yes|
|Certification(s):||CE EN 12277 type C, UIAA 105|
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Ice Clipper Slots:||2|
|Leg Loop Type:||Fixed|
|Leg loop:||57 - 62 cm|
|Main Buckle Closure:||Pre-Threaded|
|Material:||- high-strength polyester webbing - polyethylene/EVA foam - perforated closed cell foam - woven polyester 3D mesh - high-strength mono-filament mesh|
|Padded Leg Loops:||Yes|
|Padded Waist Belt:||Yes|
|Recommended Use:||sport climbing, mixed climbing|
|Waist Belt:||59 - 71 cm|
|Weight:||270 g, 280 g, 300 g, 315 g|
|Weight (Grams):||300 g - Medium|
Got one of these after being sick of the over-hyped arc'teryx harnesses, that have always 'roped' out and rolled up on me. So far I have used this harness on 20 pitch alpine rock climbs, single pitch trad and super steep sport and I love it. Super comfy, you barely notice it is there. Despite the thin nature and slight padding, comfort is not an issue. I am a slim 6'2" tall, 180lbs, and wear a medium. 33" waist but the medium is cranked down pretty far, however it is tight on my legs, but slowly stretching. The only other slight dislike is the second set of gear loops are a bit too far back, and the front ones just a tad small - for sport climbing this is not an issue, but trad multi-pitch I find it a little hard to see the back gear loops. Not disappointed in this harness at all, super psyched on it!
I *love* this harness. I'm 5'9", 140 pounds, 30" waist, enjoy long walks on the beach and I wear a Medium in the Hirundos (and in the Petzl Sama.)
The Hirundos is basically the Petzl Sama on a diet. Take the Sama, chop down the waist and leg loops, skinny out the belay-loop (while still meeting standard climbing harness strength requirements), skinny out the waist-strap and the speed-buckle, ditch the haul loop (but keep the 4 gear loops) and finally, turn the orange up to 11 and make the silver almost sparkly. Yes, "sparkly."
With that said, I love the Hirundos for everything except hour-long hang-dog or belay session. Its light weight and vented means you really won't notice it on during the day. Standard disclaimer applies: If you have really whopping thighs, then the legloops will be tight for the appropriately sized waist. The solution to that? Get the Adjama. :)
First off, I knew this harness was lightweight when I ordered it, but I had no idea it was that light. It also packs down pretty small, which is great for stuffing in my pack. Very little padding on the harness, but it's not really needed. It's well made, well designed and looks cool.
Sizing: I have average size legs and the leg loops fit great. They'd be fine even if my legs were a little bigger. I have a 35" waist and bought the Large size. The 37" limit is accurate. I'd prefer to have a little bigger size, as the gear loops are back a little far on the left side because of the waist adjustment, but it's manageable.
The Hirundos harness from Petzl is one of my all-time favorite harnesses (perhaps tied with it's older brother, the Sama). This featherweight, sport harness is the way to go if you're looking to shave some ounces off of your gear. Because of it's low profile design, I hardly notice I'm even wearing a harness when I'm climbing. It's the least intrusive harness I've ever worn.
The only real con I can see is the comfort. It's not uncomfortable, but it's not quite as padded as the Sama. If I'm projecting a route and expect to be hanging for a while, I'll reach for the Sama. If I'm ready for the redpoint, it's the Hirundos all the way.
I am 5'2" and 105lbs. and a 24" natural waist and the xs fits me really well. If you are wearing a heavy rack and smaller than this, it might be too big for you and you'll have to go with the luna or the selena.
I can fit a double rack on the gear loops of this harness and it has a place for your ice clippers as well to go during the winter.
Not the most comfortable harness for long belay sessions or as a big wall harness. It cuts into my lower ribs quite a bit after a long route. All in all, a must for the alpine and trad women!
Used the Hirundos primarily for alpine and ice. Wanted a harness that was lightweight, yet comfortable for belays and rappelling. In regards to fit, I have had trouble finding a harness that fits my waist and legs (i.e. smaller waist to quad ratio) and this has been a great fit. I do wish the rear gear loop were a bit more forward and the ice clipper slot inside the loop. Also, wish there was a haul loop. Overall, good harness. If it packed down a bit more (i.e. softer) and had the above changes, it would have been five stars.