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Arc'teryx AR-395a Harness

$159.00

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Why We Like The AR-395a Harness

The Arc'teryx Men's AR-395a Harness utilizes Warp Strength Technology to achieve a consistent weight distribution across the entire length of the nylon webbing used. Adjustable leg loops and a drop-seat buckle system ensure a good fit. Four polyurethane gear loops, four ice clipper slots, and a rear haul loop ensure plenty of places to stash and organize our gear for the day.

  • Arc'teryx's all-around harness for climbing rock, mixed, and ice
  • Warp Strength Technology balances weight distribution for comfort
  • Burly Double Weave material offers a four-way stretch and durability
  • Adjustable leg loops and drop seat ensure a secure fit
  • Self-locking buckles for quick-and-easy tightening
  • Four gear loops, rear haul loop, and four ice clipper slots for rack space
  • Item #ARC009U

Material
7075 T6 aluminum, Burly double weave four-way stretch fabric, 66 nylon webbing, polyurethane
Buckles
self-locking
Adjustable Leg Loops
yes
Gear Loops
4
Ice Clipper Slots
4
Haul Loop
yes
Claimed Weight
13.9oz
Recommended Use
climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

My Go To

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 8"
Weight
145 lbs

This is my only harness, I use it mainly for trad and about one sport climb per year. I can fit plenty of gear on it and it racks nicely, doesn't sag, and doesn't hurt my back on belays.

>Rating: 3

Awesome harness, old stock from BC

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 9"
Weight
135 lbs

I love the fit and feel of this harness. The leg loops and waist loops are sized appropriately for my body and the low-profile material is wonderful. I previously tried to fit into a new petzl harness and found that the leg loops were way too big relative to the waist, so this is a great improvement. The production date on the harness that Backcountry sent me is September 2018 (it's now January 2021). Arcteryx states that the lifespan of the harness is 5 years from date of manufacture, regardless of use. So, Backcountry basically sold me a product that has only 3 years of useful life instead of 5. Kind of lame if you ask me.

😂

>Rating: 3

Awkward gear loops

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 6"
Weight
225 lbs

I've used this harness for a season. My main complaint is around the gear loops for a few reasons: (1) they are tilted forward, which might seem like a good idea as it causes your clipped items to slide towards the front of your harness. In practice for me it means all the carbines are bunched up on top of each other and more difficult to select and access. (2) they are kinda thick, which makes clipping my nut tool leash to them a pain in the butt. I'm not sure what other people's experience is as I'm 6'7" 225 lbs and its difficult to find a harness that is long enough for my size. This one rides up kinda awkwardly, mostly if I'm belaying someone on top rope. Somehow hanging belays feel ok. In general feels like it runs a bit large which is nice if I'm wearing a jacket, but kinda sucks in a tshirt.

>Rating: 3

Weird sizing

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 8"
Weight
140 lbs

I'm about a 30 inch waist so I got the small thinking it would be better if I need to wear it over layers. Unfortunately the small needs to be cinched down completely to marginally fit over just a T-shirt, leaving an uncomfortable overlap in the waistband material. And the leg loops didn't have too much room to be loosened even though I have pretty skinny legs. I've bought a size small for every other brand of harness and always had plenty of room for adjustment. Even with the poor sizing I think it might be super comfortable to hang in since the waist band is so tall, but I suspect less comfortable to carry a heavy rack all day because of how thin the material--the edges are likely to dig in after awhile. Bottom line is I would keep the harness if I only wanted it for sport climbing and maybe ice/mountaineering (due to the low weight) but given the price, poor fit (for me), and the fact I will sometimes be carrying a heavy rack for many hours I'm going to return it for something else.

>Rating: 5

Harness

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
140 lbs

I was on the cusp of two sizes. The smaller of the two worked out better. The harness itself is great. It is comfortable, low profile, and looks good.

>Rating: 5

Classic Arc'teryx

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 3"
Weight
200 lbs

Solid fit and super light weight. Im a 33in waist and all my harnesses proceeding this purchase have been a large in every brand. I bottom out the large in the waist when I want it tight for short white knuckle routes. Back off the waist for comfy multipitch cruisers. Plenty of room on the gear loops for everything and the kitchen sink. Perfect for me.

>Rating: 5

Great Harness

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This harness is great quality and very comfortable. I love how wide the straps are so it gives more surface area on your body. Even though there is basically no padding, the width keeps it comfortable. It is also very light and good looking. Definitely recommend!

>Rating: 5

Standard Arc'teryx

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Love this harness its lightweight and comfortable for all-day climbing and long routes. Standard Arcteryx quality meaning it's going to hold up to years of use and look good AF while doing it.

>Rating: 5

Classic Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx is a climbing first company and it shows in their products. This product is an awesome harness for so many different disciplines of climbing. Although it is at a high price point it is a piece that you never leave at home and can use on ice, on cracks, or clipping bolts. Comfort is great, very adjustable and could hang on it longer than any other harness in my closet. If you need a harness that functions and will last get the Arc'teryx AR-395a

>Rating: 5

One of the Best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Considering how lightweight this harness is, it still feels incredibly comfortable and durable. It does feel sport climb focused, and I've used it for trad and sport climbing, and both single and multi pitch climbs, and I have nothing bad to say so far. The gear loops initially didnt feel that solid, but they held a dozen cams on them with no problems. If I was doing much hauling or aid climbing, I might look elsewhere, but for everything else, this harness would be tough to beat. I'm 5'10", 175 lbs and the Medium fit perfectly.

>Rating: 5

Amazing

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

In the outdoor industry, there are a lot of smoke and mirrors when it comes to the difference between products. You've got to ask yourself if the logo is worth double what another company is asking. That being said, every Arcteryx product I've owned is worth every penny. I've used high end Petzl and BD harnesses, and they don't compare to the build, quality, and performance of this. Perfect Stitching, rock solid materials, and it's so light you forget your wearing a harness. I've yet to use the ice clipper slots, but come ice season I expect them to work perfectly. No complaints from me, I'd recommend to anyone.

>Rating: 5

I'd wear it to sleep

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It's no secret that this harness is one of the best. The most important part is the wrap strength technology, it makes those long multi-pitch climbs with many hanging belays. There are other harnesses from other brands with their own way of distributing weight through the waist. If you want a harness that will cover all you climbing endeavours this is a great one.

WARP Strength Tech --- and it's great, I've had 2 WST harnesses and am shopping for a third because my second one (women's model from 2015) is 6 years old. It's my go-to for anything outdoors. 11 ounces and hangs as comfy as anything Petzl makes.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable and lightweight

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I have owned this harness before but it was stolen so I had to buy a new one. I hope those criminals are enjoying a comfortable belay! This is one of the most comfortable, lightweight, and simple harnesses I have ever used- it feels like you're wearing nothing at all. Get one.

>Rating: 5

Perfection

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Decided to switch to this after an ice climbing try. I have had a few other harnesses prior to this one but I think this might be the last model I own. Its light. It is comfy. It has all the features I am looking for without anything I don't. I there there a more plush models, but I'm a bit thick and just don't need all that. My only issue is that the thigh straps could have a bit more range to match the waist. I'm in a medium (32 jeans) and the waist covers everything from a t-shirt to ice kit, but I am on the maxed side for my thighs, still enough room though. More testing to come.

>Rating: 5

The absolute best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This has been my go to harness for anything and everything. Wide rigging makes the thing comfortable during a long day climbing and won't rustle your jimmies too hard when you biff it or hang for a while! I have used it anywhere from Ski touring, ice climbing, multi pitch trad, you name it, it eats it up. The only con I have with this harness is the cost (buy once cry once). If the AR395a is a little to spendy I would look into the Edelrid Wing harness (also great).

>Rating: 5

Best all-around

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I love this harness. I have a very skinny build, so its been hard to find a harness that fits really well. It does not have much padding, but it is still pretty comfortable for most belaying and climbing. If I was sitting in it all day I might get one that is more comfortable, but if you want one harness that does everything, this is it.

>Rating: 5

Quality harness

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Took this bad boy ice climbing and was really impressed, fit snug over my pants and coat. The adjustments made it easier to not bunch up my layers. Sturdy and strong.

>Rating: 4

Fantastic Harness

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This harness is the bomb diggity! It is way comfortable and fits perfect (which is usually pretty hard to do with me.) My only complaint is how tangled it can get if you leave it out of its pouch. Although I do love the simplicity of the harness while it still does the job. Arc'teryx blows it out of the water again!

>Rating: 5

the best all around harness out there!

This harness does it all.

>Rating: 5

Harness made for just everything.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Love this harness. I was looking for a comfortable multi-pitch/alpine rock harness and tried a bunch before spending the cash on this one. It’s worth it. I can easily carry a double rack plus anchor gear on the gear loops. A water bottle, jacket in stuff sack, and emergency gear go on the haul loop. I usually wear my harness on the approach, but it packs small when I carry it in my pack and doesn’t weigh much. I’ve since started climbing alpine ice and it excels there too. It isn’t the most comfortable harness, but I’ll take the weight savings over total comfort, and this is a fairly comfy harness.

>Rating:

This was on sale a few days ago. Did the sale end? :(

>Rating:

Any recommendations on sizing? I'm right in between a small and a medium. Mostly will be used for sport but will use for some alpine as well.

>Rating:

Can anybody with one of these provide an actual weight measurement? All of my other Arcteryx harnesses are 40-50g heavier then advertised.

That may have something to do with them weighing the smallest size of harness and you have a larger one. Hope this helps.