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Petzl Altitude Harness

$90.00

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Altitude Harness

The ultra-lightweight Altitude Harness from Petzl is made for skiing and glacier travel. It dons with your feet on the ground so you don't need to worry about taking off your skis or crampons. The Doubleback Light buckles are easy to operate when you're wearing gloves so you won't have to take those off either. The integrated gear loops minimize interference when you're wearing a pack and the leg loops have keepers with silicone interiors to secure your ice screws. Finally, the harnesses compact design allows it to pack small into its protective carry case to make it easy to bring along in your backpack.

  • Light and compact harness for glacier travel and ski mountaineering
  • Can be donned while you are wearing your skis or your crampons
  • Doubleback Light buckles are easy to operate when wearing gloves
  • Gear loops integrate into harness to minimize pack interference
  • Leg loops feature keeper with silicone interior to keep ice screws
  • 4 equipment loops easily accommodate your mountaineering gear
  • Harness fits in carry bag with minimum bulk when it is packed
  • Item #PTZZ20J

Material
nylon, polyester, polyethylene
Buckles
DoubleBack Light
Adjustable Leg Loops
yes
Gear Loops
4
Ice Clipper Slots
yes
Claimed Weight
[S/M] 5.3 oz, [M/L] 5.6 oz, [L/XL] 6 oz
Recommended Use
mountaineering, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

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>Rating: 5

Great for ski mountaineering

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 7"
Weight
140 lbs

This harness is awesome. Simple, light weight and easy to use. Only down side is that the gear loops are so light weight they are hard to access if they aren't already racked with gear.

>Rating: 5

Purpose-built

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

This thing is great. Like the description says, this harness is made for glacier travel and skimo, so I don't think it's fair to criticize it for failing to excel tasks it was never intended to do. This thing weighs nothing and takes up minimal space in your pack. It is easy to operate with gloves, super easy to put on over your clothes and boots/crampons (without even lifting your feet). It has what you need for a glacier climb, and nothing more. This isn't a harness you want to project in or do extended free raps, that's not what it is designed for. For its intended purpose, it is excellent.

>Rating: 3

Great for skimo, not great for climbing

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Weight
190 lbs

This shouldn't be considered if you're looking for a climbing harness. This is designed to be lightweight, used for glacier and mountaineering purposes where a fall is the last thing you are expecting. This will save your life but it wont be comfortable while you hang in it. I did two hanging raps and by the time I touched the ground on the second one, I was glad they were finished. Felt like I was flossing my butt cheeks. If you're going to be on a mountain side where the terrain is less than vertical or if you need something light for glacier travel this is a crazy light and compact harness. If you are pushing grades in the vertical world, take a pass on this harness

>Rating: 2

If you plan to use it's too uncomfortabl

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

Unable to rap, belay or fall without discomfort. No room for any storage