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Stay cool as you climb in the well-ventilated Petzl Sama Harness.

Petzl uses perforated foam padding and a mesh lining to make the Sama Harness incredibly breathable and to help you stay comfortable on really hot days. Of course, the Sama Harness keeps all the features that make Petzl harnesses so popular. The pre-threaded DoubleBack buckle adjusts quickly without the need to re-thread. Elastic leg loops stay in place while you heel hook your way to the anchors, and they also drop to let you take care of business on a long climb.
  • DoubleBack buckles for fast and easy size adjustment
  • Perforated foam keeps you comfortable without compromising breathability
  • Four gear loops to hold everything you need on a long trad route

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4 5

Love my Sama

I put this harness on and forget I'm wearing it most of the time, it's really great on hot days because of the mesh. Only problem I have with it is that if I sit for too long (more than 30mins) in a hanging belay it can get very uncomfortable.

4 5

Good harness

It is a very good harness. However be careful not to just toss it into your pack it will become a huge hassle. Besides that and that you don't want to big wall climbing in it great harness.

5 5

Favorite harness

I had this harness for a year and found it to be super comfortable and have great gear loops. Unfortunately I left it at the gym once and someone took it home with them. I'm still mad about it and plan on buying a new one to replace it soon. Best all around harness I've owned.

5 5

One of my fav harness'

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had issues with the Petzl sizing at first. I have a 32" waist and big bicycling thighs. I assumed the large harness was the way to go, much too big. In the end I got a medium harness, and it fit perfect, thighs an all. If you're on the sizing fence, go to the size down. I liked this harness so much I bought two. Don't get the sama 2, it's not close to this harness! Sama 2 on left, sama on right

One of my fav harness'
5 5

Bomb proof, comfy and low-maintenance

Slip it on, cinch it down and go. Sits nice, doesn't hurt the general or the colonels and you dont have to tweak 15 buckles to get the fit right. If you have Captain America thighs, you might want to look for another harness... if you are built like a climber, chances are you will love this thing.

What size harness. I am 6'2", 33 waist,...

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What size harness. I am 6'2", 33 waist, 175lbs

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I'm 5,10" 189Lbs, 32 waist. I got a large the first time cause i have big thighs. I ended up with the medium.

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Get the large. I'm almost the same size and large fits perfectly.

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depends on your thighs. but if you're 6'2", 175, i would guess you're fairly slender and the medium will be good.

5 5

So comfy!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using the Sama for about six months, and I could not be happier with its performance. I'm primarily a sport climber, and the Sama is the perfect harness for going light without compromising comfort. The Sama's lightweight brother, the Hirundos, is also a great harness, but it lacks some of the Sama's comfort. The gear loops on the Sama are my only complaint. They are a bit too far back and at times are hard to access. Not a huge deal for me, but I can picture it being an issue for trad climbers.

So comfy!
5 5

Great Choice!

I was really concerned about the purchase of my 1st harness, especially without getting to try it on first. I'm very glad I took the advice of other reviewers and ordered this one. It fits great and was very comfortable on some 135' rappels yesterday. I'm a 5'9" 220lb. weightlifter. The leg straps were a little snug but I made a final adjustment to them right before starting the rappel and never had to think of them again. I definitely recommend this product.

I am stressed with the sizing! I am 90lbs...

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I am stressed with the sizing! I am 90lbs and about 5'1. i bought a S size Selena online (female version of Sama) but my waist is just at the borderline of the allowance (S Selena waist is 23.5-28' and my waist is 27.5'). I dont know if it is a design fault - but when i center the belay loop, with the waist belt pulled almost as tight as maximum, the back is off center a bit. I imagine if i wear a little extra clothing for cold days, or put on an extra couple pounds, I would have to loosen the belt of which then the back will be totally off centered. The leg loops fit comfortably though.
I would rather stay with the female version to try a M Selena but wondering if the S Sama will fit better (because the S Sama has the same leg loops as the S Selena whereas the M Selena has bigger leg loops than S Sama and S Selena)
Are there any female climbers who has tried the S Sama and found it a good fit?
Unfortunately, I cant get access to a store to try them on!

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It's ok for the center to be off, doesn't really matter. The leg loops don't have to be tight to work, just can't be super loose.

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Thanks! I stuck with the Selena and am loving it!

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just a note, any harness that has a buckle on only one side will be a little off center on it tightest and loosest extremes.

5 5

Ridiculously awesome!

Exp. level - Beginner to Intermediate

I bought an inexpensive Mammut harness off steepandcheap to start out and that thing pinched my legs and my 'boys' somethin' fierce when hanging (or holding a hanging climber on belay), no matter what adustments I made to it.

I am absolutely hooked on climbing, so I looked at buying a better harness. I researched like crazy and this is the one I ended up going with. When I shop, I sort by reviews, not price - this thing came highly recommended and with good reason. After 4 months of use twice a week at the gym... here's what I have:

Favorite things about this:

- Comfy! I forget that I am wearing it most days and end up walking out of the gym with it on
- No leg pinch - long hangs or belays, does not bind or pinch
- Good room for your meat and two veg
- Quick... slip on and go, no adjusting this that and the other
- DURABLE - this thing is indestructable


- Nothing so far... its a beast!

**One piece of advice, if you have tree trunks for legs, buy a different harness. This is made for people with average to smaller/skinnier legs. If your thighs are like Captain America, probably wanna go with something that adjusts to give you more room.**

The Right Harness for Zen Guy

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A bit outdated but many of the models discussed are still in the lineup, just updated. And timmy O is worth the watch.

5 5

Comfort That Got Me On Rope More.

As far as comfort goes, this thing is like falling into a seat made out of baby ducks (and holy breathable batman, wear this puppy on the really warm days and you are still comfortable). With only the one speed buckle, and elastic leg loops this is a great sport harness. It's quick and easy to take on and off, minimalist and light weight. This harness knows what it's made for and meets all your needs in a sport harness.

5 5


Have taken some good falls in this harness, and felt safe and secure. It was comfortable, it was very evenly distributed. no adjustable leg loops, but if its all you do is climb in the summer on nice days and don't have to adjust for anything its great. Its light, packs small, and actually is surprisingly durable! I have no doubt its got a ton of life left. loops hang down nice and don't get in the way.

The description says sandstone/gray, but...

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The description says sandstone/gray, but the picture looks more of a red and black. There is another Sama that some call orange or burnt orange, and sandstone/gray seems to be describing that one. Is this harness in the picture actually the sandstone and gray?

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The harness is red and orange only

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I think he means orange and gray are the only colors.

4 5

Good harness

Just started climbing, and wanted my own harness so i wouldn't have to bum other folks gear. Really satisfied with it for the price. A solid piece of gear. Isn't either to basic where I won't be able to expand my use of it. For sure recommend.

5 5

the best harness iv ever owned

the sama harness is unreal. i'm a route setter for one of the local gyms so i'm in my harness all the time, with one of my older black diamond ones i would always get a sweat band where the harness was. with the wide lag lops and padding its supper comfy and can site suspended for quight some time with out my lags falling asleep. super fast to get on and light wait. over all climbing in it i never notes it. only one ill buy any more

5 5

When this one wears out, will buy another

Super comfy, the fixed leg loops are super easy, has enough gear loops, vents well, and rarely requires readjusting when hanging as did my previous harness (dude's will get that). One of the gear loops came loose so that it lost its rigidity over time, but everything else is in good shape. When it comes time to replace this in a few years, I'm sure I'll just get another as it will be a tough one to beat.

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