Take on the most technical, demanding canyoneering trips.
- Replaceable PVC seat provides extra comfort and protection on rappels
- Slide-adjust buckles on wait and legs ensure a fast and precise fit
- Two gear loops hold all the tools of the trade
- Item #PTZ0141
- Q & A
Worth every penny
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I was reluctant to spend this much on a harness figuring how much better could it be than my previous climbing harness. In short, night and day. This harness was designed for canyons. The main loop is oriented so that your rappel device stays oriented properly. The other nice difference is the belt and leg loop buckles. Climbing harnesses require you to feed the tail back through the buckle a second time for safety. This harness doesn't require that. It fits so much better than my old climbing harness also. It sits higher on my hips and doesn't slowly work its way down especially when clipping a rope bag on the gear loop before rappelling. It only has 2 gear loops vs 4 but it's a small trade-off. If you do a lot of Canyoneering I highly recommend you pick one up. You won't regret it.
One size doesn't fit all
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
This thing forms a huge bulge on my behind. My focus is on functional gear, but this just looks ridiculous. I also can't tighten the waist belt around my natural waist, as the straps in the front, connecting the waist belt with the leg loops, are very short, making the harness sit on my lower hips. This could even be dangerous, if I'd lose control during a waterfall rappel, as I could easily slide out of the harness. Certainly not the best fit for a woman. The quality is Petzl standard though.
Best bang for your buck!
I have used a climbing / mountaineering harness for all my canyoneering until I bought this harness recently. I was in Zion last weekend and this thing is the bomb! I typically carry all the safety gear (prusiks, ropeman, vt, extra rap devices) then my canyoneering partners and the way this harness sits you do not feel the extra weight. The diaper works great as well. Leg and belt loops adjust easy with neoprene gloves on and the biner loop is perfect and built specifically for rapping. Splurge and get this harnes if your canyoneering as you will not regret it. I wish there was an extra gear loop on 1 side for all the stuff I carry but thats personal preference. The only thing I would say is I do not like the plastic covering on the gear loops as it is a bit tougher to clip gear on and wondering why this harness has that. Great harness nontheless.
I Have been using this harnes for about 2 years. The harness is very comfortable. The PVC butt protector is great. It is finally starting to show some wear. I think after this season I will be replacing it with a new PVC but protector. It has 2 large gear loops that have plenty of room for everything I need to carry canyoneering. The belay loop is set in a position so that you device does no twist. I love the easy adjustable buckles for taking your harness on and off easily. Also great if you are using a wetsuit and have to adjust your harness all the time.
Petzl Canyon Harness
This latest edition of the canyon harness is much better than the old one. This one is padded, much more comfortable and doesn't squeeze the feller's while on rappel. It may not make a fashion statement, but the PVC seat is a must while sqeezing through and descending the dry narrow canyons on the Colorado plateau.
I'm thinking about getting this harness...
I'm thinking about getting this harness for climbing photography. I've found that my legs fall asleep hanging free in the air without anything to rest my legs on. I need something to take the pressure off my legs and put it on my butt. I've heard of people making wooden seats. Would this accomplish the same thing?
www.newtribe.com Tree climbing saddles are designed to hang in for long periods of time.
Does anyone know of any harnesses that...
Does anyone know of any harnesses that clip in the back for rappelling?
ummm.....Im not sure that they would be able to get it aproved because yu cant rappel behind you back safley
Regarding Petzl canyon harness. What safety...
Regarding Petzl canyon harness.
What safety testing has been done on these? What are recommended loads (I presume these might be size dependent).
But what about shock loading - say in a fall of 5 meters . . .I am thinking of using it as a bosun's chair for climbing masts on a yacht - it looks superior to the ones most boaties use.
Here is the link for the technical notice for this item.
I would suggest poking around on petzl's website for any additional information.
I have seen this harness with 2 different...
I have seen this harness with 2 different types of attachment point. One is just webbing, and the other is like the one shown above. Which one is the newer model?
Backcountry carries the latest models of everything. The older ones are on SteepAndCheap or in the Outlet.
The new one is pictured here, but buyer beware! I'm a US citizen working as a canyon guide in New Zealand, and I went through a great deal of trouble to get this harness to me. Upon opening the box, I found that backcountry.com had sent me the old webbing loop model! It will now cost me more money than the harness is worth to send it back for the new model. I'm now what you call SOL. Don't let Backcountry.com mislead you too! Buy somewhere else!!
Are there loops on the back and/or sides?...
Are there loops on the back and/or sides? We want to use this for a quadraplegic to assist in standing and use on a treadmill. Also, are the legs padded? Thank you for any answers.
There are only Two gear loops. One on each side. However, gear loops are not designed to support the weight of a person! They are just there for storing gear.The legs are not very well padded at all, but it still remains a comfortable harness.
Gear loops on the Metolious safe tech harness are curiously rated to 10kn.
Most harnesses the gear loops aren't designed for any serious load.