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Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Group Test Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond airNET Harness

At £150 this isn't a cheap option, says Rob Greenwood, but within the category of extremely lightweight, high performance sport harnesses the airNET sits proudly at the top in terms of lightness, durability and features. For an ultralight harne...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine female-specific models here.

Trying out the OUISTITI at Benny Beg   © Pegs Bailey
Trying out the OUISTITI at Benny Beg   © Pegs Bailey

Petzl OUISTITI Kid's Harness & PICCHU Helmet

Neither are light, but if you're kitting out a smaller kid then this full body harness and dual-rated helmet from Petzl make a comfy and well-fitting combo

Its lightness and comfort make it ideal for all-day mountain rock - Graue Wand, Furkapass  © Chris Burn
Its lightness and comfort make it ideal for all-day mountain rock - Graue Wand, Furkapass  © Chris Burn

Petzl SITTA Harness

The SITTA is both the lightest and the most comfy harness Tom Ripley has ever used, and perhaps that explains the high price...

Making good use of the five gear loops  © Tom Ripley
Making good use of the five gear loops  © Tom Ripley

Petzl's New ADJAMA Harness

The ADJAMA has been a popular general purpose harness for quite a number of years. For 2018 Petzl have brought out a new version, and...

Edelrid Gambit montage  © UKC Gear
Edelrid Gambit montage  © UKC Gear

Edelrid Gambit Harness

Tom Ripley hangs out in the Gambit, one of the lightest fully featured, fully adjustable, all-round harnesses on the market.

Edelrid kids' gear montage  © Dan Bailey
Edelrid kids' gear montage  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Kid's Kit - Harness, Helmet & Rock Shoes

If you're kitting out a smaller climber, the Fraggle II harness, Kids Shield II helmet and Crocy shoes make a...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Jakob Schubert climbing  © Mammut

Mammut Sender Harness

The harness for top performance. Jakob Schubert climbed his way into the medal rankings at the 2019 World Championships with the Sender harness. The MAMMUT Pro Team Athlete will also rely on this climbing harness at the Olympic Games.

airNET Harness  © Black Diamond
airNET Harness  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our patented airNET Technology—an ultra-breathable fabric for high-end performance sport climbing that distributes loads evenly across the "net"...

Autana wide  © EDELRID
Autana wide  © EDELRID

New harnesses from EDELRID

Alongside rope harnesses are another product group in which EDELRID continue to push innovation and release new products. 2020 brings 3 new models.

ROOKIE thumb  © Beal
ROOKIE thumb  © Beal

Beal - ROOKIE kids climbing harness

Beal ROOKIE is an adjustable childrens/adolescents sit harness for climbing gyms or at crags.

Phantom Thumb  © Beal
Phantom Thumb  © Beal

Beal PHANTOM harness using Recycled Polyester fabric

Lightweight and compact harness for high level sport climbing.

Nupste  © Blue Ice
Nupste  © Blue Ice

Blue Ice - premium rucksacks, harnesses and ice axes

Blue Ice is celebrating its 10th year. To demonstrate how far they have come in terms of technical...

Neon Illustration  © Ocun
Neon Illustration  © Ocun

Ocun Neon Lightweight Harnesses

Neon is our answer to the universal desire of all sport climbers for a harness that is light and comfortable at the same...


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