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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
What do you think about this product?
December 6, 2019
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!
November 22, 2019
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.
November 13, 2019
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
October 14, 2019
One of the Best
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.
September 14, 2019
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.
May 13, 2019
I'd wear it to sleep
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.
May 3, 2019
Comfortable and lightweight
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.
April 22, 2019
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.
March 29, 2019
The absolute best
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).
March 6, 2019
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.
February 8, 2019
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.
January 2, 2019
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!
December 15, 2018
the best all around harness out there!
This harness does it all.
December 13, 2018
Harness made for just everything.
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.
December 6, 2018
This harness is simply 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.
November 22, 2018
Stunningly Light and Comfortable
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.
October 22, 2018
hauls it all
This harness is comfortable and holds everything. huge gear loops and the fifth loop allows you to carry it all and keeps it spaced out around you
October 19, 2018
Super comfy and racks gear very well!
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.
October 3, 2018
Good Harness but $$$
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.
September 25, 2018
Fancy Does Not Equal Good
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!
October 15, 2017
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.
May 12, 2015
Can anybody with one of these provide an actual weight measurement? All of my other Arcteryx harnesses are 40-50g heavier then advertised.
September 16, 2015
That may have something to do with them weighing the smallest size of harness and you have a larger one. Hope this helps.