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Arc'teryx AR-395a Harness

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    AR-395a Harness

    The Men's AR-395a Harness from Arc'teryx 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 your 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

    Tech Specs

    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

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Minimalist Delight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This harness is simple put... incredible. For such a lightweight and minimal design the comfort and support that are offered is unreal. I have climbed in the harness for multiitch sport, trad and ice and find that it tackles it all with style. And most of the time I can't really even feel that I am wearing a harness. The ice clipper loops work great with a caritool and the racking options on the harness allow you to carry all of the gear you need for single pitch or shorter mulitpitch climbs. I think that this harness excels primarily in sport climbing but is equally well purposed for someone looking to lighten their load in other areas of climbing. I have not used this harness on any big wall climbs and I think that it wouldn't be exactly what you are looking for while hanging, hauling and aiding. But if you are looking for a harness that will excel in the rest of the climbing world this guy is awesome. I am 6'2" 175lbs and I wear a M.

    Stunningly Light and Comfortable

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

    I got this as a gift, however I was able to try it on and use it for a few routes. The harness is so light and low profile that it moves with your body, and you legitimately FORGET that you're wearing it. This gets a bit weird up on the wall when you need to pat yourself down to make sure you didn't end up on a rogue accidental free solo.
    Besides the stunning comfort, the gear loops are very nice and easy to hit or pull from in a hurry. I don't ice climb (yet, of course), but I like that it has the ice clipper slots as I can imagine this harness would be great up on some overgrown icicles. I did buy this as a gift, but after trying it out a little the notion of owning one is very tempting. If I do, I'll continue on this review after some heavy use.

    One last note - the sizing surprised me. I'm a 32 waist and consistently wear medium pants/harnesses in everything I own. However, the small felt like it was made for my body. This may be because it's made partially for ice climbing and wearing over clothes, but in normal warm weather gear the small would be great for me. Probably best to get your normal size, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

    Super comfy and racks gear very well!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I purchased this harness as my old Arcteryx harness finally needed to be retired after 7+ years of regular-heavy use.

    I have ended up using this harness for both sport and trad as it is very lightweight and racks gear very well. The gear loops can carry a large trad track without drooping and evenly distributes the weight along the harness and gear loops. Bravo!

    My only complaint is that I like to have a loadbearing rated gear loop for haul lines but the existing gear loops are just fine.

    Good Harness but $$$

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I took this harness to the test at City of Rocks this weekend. When I picked it up I was surprised by how thin the material that makes up the belt and leg loops and concerned that the lack of padding would be uncomfortable. I spent all day on the wall hauling up lots of gear and doing multiple free hanging rappels and I was pleasantly surprised with the comfort that this harness provided. I also love the oversized gear loops so I could bring everything I needed and stay organized.



    Overall a pretty good harness but it is a bit overpriced.

    Good Harness but $$$

    Fancy Does Not Equal Good

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

    I’m a bigger guy at 6’ and 170 lbs, with a 32/33 waist, and had been coveting one of these for a long time. I was perfectly in the middle of the size range, so it really fit well, as opposed to my go to, the Chaos, where I’m right in the middle of the sizes. The 395A had tons of space for my private goods, which was an improvement over the Chaos. Due to the perfect fit, the gearloops were placed perfectly, and the whole thing felt like a dream, at first. I thought the huge gear loops and the rear gear loop would be amazing, but they weren’t. The rear loop is hard to access (it’s just a thread) and the side gear loops are so floppy it’s tough to clip biners to it when it doesn’t have gear on it, finer points I hadn’t considered till using. Plus, even with a huge rack I don’t need that much space, I only really need four gearloops even for big wall activities. The first time I hung on the belay I realized it was painful, as the belt material is so thin it curves length wise across and creates hot spots. No matter how wide the belt is, without actual padding materials there is little integrity to keep the shape of the belt and the curve is like a point against the hips. Even with the design mastery, this harness is worth less than $100, unless perhaps you are VERY thin and do not need support, then it may have value for you (though if you are super thin you could buy a BD Momentum for $50 and be stoked). The new Petzl Sama/Adjama, BD Technician/Solution/Chaos, Edelrid Cyrus/Orion, and tons more, would all be way better choices than the Arc’teryx in my book. For me, the Arc’teryx style will only work for single pitch sport, and the other harnesses mentioned would do it better, they just wouldn’t feel as good when hanging out. I hope this helps you out. Check Your Knot!

    Perfect Harness For Everything

      I bought this harness in the hopes that I'll finally have the courage to branch into ice climbing and mountaineering. It has been very comfortable and functional for the sport climbing I've done with it.

      To clear up any confusion

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      So I know Arc'teryx harnesses can sometimes not make sense and a little confusing on which one is best for you, here is a break down video from Arc'teryx to clear everything up:

      Best for Single Pitch Sport

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      You can only expect so much out of a lightweight harness. At some point, you're sacrificing something and in this case it's comfort and support. I've tried almost all disciplines of climbing with this harness and I can say with a reasonable degree of confidence that as soon as I receive my Misty Mountain Cadillac, my AR-395 will be relegated to short sport climbs.

      I love my Arc'teryx products and this harness is indeed hard to top for weight and packability - it's just not enough for my multi-pitch trad needs.

      The best harness I have ever tried or ow

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I don't know how to describe this harness but I can only say that this is a must have. if you need to work a few extra hours a week or a month to own this harness, it is worth it.

      Outstanding

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I waited awhile to get this as I had the BD Chaos for big walls and the Petzl Corax for ice climbing, but I eventually tried it and am very glad I did. It seems to fit slightly more comfortably than the others (first tried it while climbing the Longs Peak Diamond) and it also seems slightly lighter weight. I love every feature on this and is the only harness that I wouldn't add or take away any feature. I normally wear 32-33" pants and the medium in this fits perfectly.

      Unanswered Question

      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.