The climbing harness is an essential part of your personal climbing equipment. There is a sea of different climbing harnesses, each with different advantages.
Climbing harnesses - Buy the right harness here
Before you buy your climbing harness, it is important that you decide for yourself what the climbing harness is to be used for. As a first-time buyer, it is important to get a harness with adequate padding. It ensures that you can sit in your harness for a long time without the harness getting irritating. Hip and thigh mesurements are labeled in each product desciption, so you can be sure you are getting the right size.
Quick-guide for choosing a climbing harness
Climbing harness for institutions: look for a “one-size” climbing harness, simple in construction and with self-locking buckles. Good padding is less important
Climbing harness for long climbing routes: look for good padding and 4 equipment loops
Climbing harness for competitive and indoor climbing: look for lightweight harness with fewer equipment loops
Climbing harness for children: choose a full body harness for children between 100 and 140 cm (max 40 kg). Hip harness can be used for older children and is available in both child and junior sizes.
You can read much more about choosing the right harness here: Worth knowing when buying harness
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