Alp Racing Harness
Camp USA made its Alp Racing Harness as light as possible to give you an edge on your competitive ski-mountaineering endeavors. By using an innovative webbing construction with structural, transparent, and longitudinal yarns that allow wider cross sections, Camp was able to make this harness as light as 3.2 ounces and compact enough to pack into a bag that's the size of your fist. Despite this superlight design, the reinforced tie-in and pre-threaded buckle at the waist make sure this harness meets the certifications of strength and durability by UIAA and CE standards. Two gear loops stash everything you need for ultralight ascents.
- Innovative webbing construction
- Pre-threaded buckle on waist
- Reinforced, single tie-in
- One gear loop on each side of waist
- Small stuff sack included
- UIAA and CE certified
- Item #CMP3304
- Gear Loops
- Claimed Weight
- 3.2 oz
- Recommended Use
- ski mountaineering
- Manufacturer Warranty
What do you think about this product?
December 9, 2017
Light, Perfect for Splitboarding/Skimo
Super light and smaller than my iPhone when it's folded up. It has no padding and is not something I would want to hang around in all day, but is more comfortable than it looks. The white stripes on it are actually some sort of woven plastic that allow the webbing to flex and conform to your waist and legs. This harness runs small though. I wear pants with a 31" waist and had to get a large. I was just barely able to shimmy into the medium with shorts on, but the leg loops were way too tiny (I have man legs though, I don't fit into skinny jeans either). The large fits perfectly both with and without winter layers on. I wear a medium in the Petzl Adjama btw, and can fit into a small Adjama if I need to.
November 21, 2016
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I will start by saying I have not used this yet. However after trying it on, it is true to size in both the legs and waist. The low pro waist fit great under my ski mountaineering pack. And of course it's a feather weight harness that will hardly be noticed in your pack. I can't wait to take it in the hills.
July 27, 2016
Go To in the Alpine
- I've put it through the wringer
This harness is unbelievably light, I know we all know that but, its worth mentioning again because it really is insane. Its really a great harness for ski mountaineering. It does not have actual gear loops so if you only need it for rappelling which is more common in skimo than actually climbing its perfect. You can wear it from the car because you forget its there. To use it rock climbing you need to make a few adjustments on how you carry your rack. The two small gear loops, aka the little nylon loop on each side cant really hold a full rack, not because of weight but, because its too small. I have been taking a non locking biner and using that as the actual gear loop. Then you also have your two extra non-lockers on the harness should you need them. I still dont put my protection or rack of slings on there. Usually hanging my belay device and anchoring materials. So the big change that was needed is you pretty much have to use a shoulder sling to carry the rack. I use two shoulder slings, on one all the protection, on the second, I rack my slings. There are some products out there that make this type of racking easier, specifically the Metolius Big Wall Gear Sling which we dont sell yet! Soon though. This way does make transferring the rack a bit easier but, thats just me, everyone has their own way. Just wanted to point out that you wont be putting your alpine rack on this harness. You could also tie some accessory cord to each loop going around your back to get a loop which is easier to hang gear on. I tried hanging directly on the harness and that didnt work well. It should be noted that some of the Alp Race competitors are not fully CE and UIAA certified. This harness, though its light, can take a fall just like any other harness out there double, or triple its weight. Is it comfortable to fall or hang in as other harness, no. Its comfortable to hang or rappel in when its layered over a jacket or two but, sometimes I just wear it over a t-shirt and I can feel it but, that's expected. I've scraped this through sharp rock, and beat the crap out of it just like every other harness I have owned. It shows no more or less wear than anything else which is impressive considering its weight. Camp USA also came out with a slightly more robust version of this, with actual gear loops. http://www.backcountry.com/camp-usa-flash-harness? . Its double the weight but, you get the four gear loops, normal tie in's and belay loop, plus its a bit more comfortable. The guys over at Camp USA climb in the Flash full time pretty much. 33-34" waist and the XL fits a little too big when I dont have layers under it, I might grab another one and get the large as I will be able to cinch it down when not wearing it over a bunch of jackets.
October 15, 2015
Light. like really light
- I've used it several times
When I finally got this thing in my hand I couldn't believe there was a harness in the bag. This thing packs down to the size of a small fist - like a childs fist. For those who know, you don't need a large harness for rappelling - i've used a sling and a couple of biners before - so this is all you need for rapping into coulies. If you have larger thighs from years of walking uphill, this thing is gonna fit a bit tight around the legs.
February 27, 2014
Fits true to size (so beware)
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I am 5'9" and 153 lbs - generally athletic body with bigger quads/thighs and a 31" waist. The leg loops fit fairly tight over shell pants and long underwear (basically perfect). I could not fit much more under there but don't think I would if using the harness for it's intended use. The waist belt leaves just a bit of tail, not enough to tie off if you like to do that sort of thing - although the buckle design requires you to be doubled over anyway. Shockingly light, seems well made, and literally the size of your fist when put in its bag. It actually seems like it might be comfortable too.
January 23, 2018
Will this be good enough for zipline river crossing? I don't need it for anything else than that.