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Petzl designed its Men's Corax Harness with maximum versatility in mind so you can climb rock, ice, alpine, or via ferrata comfortably. Its Frame Construction Technology consists of high-strength polyester webbing for durability, soft mesh for breathability, and closed-cell foam padding that eliminates any pressure points for comfort. DoubleBack buckles easily adjust and center the harness for an ideal fit, and the adjustable leg loops accommodate multiple layers for winter climbing as well as allow you to put the harness on even with mountaineering or ski boots on. You can unclip the back risers for drop-seat use on big walls. Petzl integrated two rigid gear loops at the front and left the loops at the back flexible so you can carry all the equipment without interfering with your backpack, and there are slots available for Petzl's Caritool Evo (sold separately) for even more gear-storing possibilities.
- Versatile climbing harness for rock, ice, alpine, or via ferrata
- Frame Construction Technology for durability and comfort
- DoubleBack buckles at waist and legs for adjustable fit
- Four gear loops and two ice attachments for massive storage
- Item #PTZ005Y
What do you think about this product?
July 16, 2019
I was under the impression that Petzel makes the best harnesses, but it wasn't until I tried this one that I realized what that meant. These things are comfy. The padding is nice and fairly thick on the waist and thighs, there are no parts of the harness where the material felt thin or any part of the connecting material felt loose. I felt very secure in this. Also, Loved the double tightening buckle on the waist to the left and right of the belay loop. It made, again, for a very secure fit.
June 20, 2019
I love this harness! I have been doing sport climbing (top rope) in the rock gym and was renting equipment initially. I tried another brand of harness first , but I couldn't get the fit right. It had the side adjustment and everything would end up crooked and off center. I also have large thighs and I ike the adjustments that I can make on the leg loops. The waist is perfect and since there is an adjustment on either side everything gets centered. The leg loops are wide enough that they dont cut into my thighs like the previous harness I tried. Very comfortable climbing and belaying ! I'd give it 5 stars except that I sweat a lot under the harness and feel it could be more breathable.
February 9, 2019
The Corax is a versatile and solid harness that can really take a beating. This is the first harness that I've ever purchased, but so far it really is setting the standard for me for what a harness should feel like. I've found that leaving the leg loops a little bit loose really helps the comfort value when on a route. This provides the sensation that its as if I'm sitting into the harness rather than having it constrict and cut into my circulation. To be fair though, I haven't climbed anything longer than single-pitch and haven't done much extended hanging during my short stent climbing. I would err on the side of getting a size smaller though, as the adjustment points on the waist and the leg loops have a pretty wide range and can cinch down pretty tight. Overall, this is a great harness and I would recommend it for it being budget-friendly, flexible in its sizing, and versatile as to how it can be used.
January 2, 2019
Ouch oof ow
Good harness, i'd keep it a size smaller. I was using the L/XL and i couldn't tighten it enough. It CUTS though. when doing top rope or lead, this thing just hurts your legs and it painful. When belaying it isn't too noticeable but it still hurts a bit.
December 27, 2018
Used and abused
I've used and abused this harness for about a year and a half so far and its still holding up. 2/3 days of gym climbing a week (top roping mostly) and a couple of days a month outdoors with A LOT of hangdogging. For the price it's fantastic and I'd definitely buy again. THat being said, for my next harness I'm going to drop a few extra bucks for something a bit more comfortable for working routes/falling a lot which is more of my style =) Pros: Very good craftsmanship, still working fine. Price point. Cons: Could be more comfortable for longer routes.
May 2, 2019
Get a Calidris next = Uber comfortable
October 16, 2018
Seriously Comfortable Harness
I am 6' 1 and 220 lbs... Borrowing a harness from a friend never works. Climbing starts becoming uncomfortable and it definitely takes away the fun. This Petzl size L/XL is the most comfortable harness I have ever used! It feels safe and makes taking a slight fall not as horrible as it usually is! I will be using this harness for a long time!!
June 29, 2018
Wanted something more than just "basic"
I am >70 years of age and going to try out gym climbing, since I want a new hobby and to get a “full body workout”. Don’t laugh: I’m afraid of heights; so you’ll NEVER find me in your way on the wall at Yosemite! The gym nearby isn’t especially high or challenging; just my speed. I wanted a harness that would fit my pretty simple needs but do so in more than an rudimentary fashion and not look like a “rental”. I chose the Corax over the BD Momentum because of the two-buckle hitch in the front, meaning better centering of the harness and because of the non-rigid gear loops, since I don’t expect to have much if anything hanging off my harness. I initially thought the Momentum’s loops were metal; but even after I realized they were fabric covered in plastic tubing, I did not want them protruding on me at all. Next, I liked the heavy woven fabric behind the waist belt on the Corax; it looked sturdier than that of the Momentum. And finally, I just plain liked the “optics” of the Corax in denim more than the all black of the Momentum. As old as I am, maybe I should have chosen the more invisible harness, LOL. But Hey! If I am successful, I want my kit to look DEcent in a GoPro of my first AScent!!
February 24, 2018
5 stars?! I don't think so.
I've had this harness for about five months now and I'm having buyers remorse. To be fair I'll list the good things first. One the dual buckles for centering the harness are good for centering the harness and provide a much larger size range. Two the gear loops are large enough to hold a good amount of gear. Now what I don't like about it. I don't know how often the other reviews are wearing this harness to say it's comfortable but when I was using it for gym climbing only I noticed it was less comfortable than my cheaper harness. Now that I'm using it every day that it's above 34Â° and not raining it's downright painful. I had been using it while equipping routes at a new crag here in Missouri. I can only get maybe an hour in it before my legs are falling to sleep and the webbing is cutting into my legs and back. In order to complete my work I've had to go back to using my manky retired harness which was around the same price point but can be found for as little as $37 at the moment. Unfortunately I can't afford another harness purchase right now so I'll have to deal with it for another month until I can get another. If you need a harness for hanging belays or plan to use it to put up FAs this is not the harness for you. Frankly given the choices available for budget harnesses this just would be mine.
January 11, 2018
only harness I need
This harness has handled everything I've thrown at it. Lots and lots of gym climbing, some mountaineering, and one or two multi-pitches. Very comfortable and very easy to adjust. When I need a new harness, I'm going to get another one of these.
November 24, 2017
I bought several of these, and they work amazing. They fit great and they are easy to get on and off. Really comfortable and just a good product overall.
August 8, 2017
I'm extremely satisfied with this harness. Besides it having all the features needed for trad climbing and being super adjustable, I wore it up a couple multi-pitch climbs and was super comfortable hanging out in it while belaying. I think this harness is also very comfortable on multi-pitch approaches when you can't bring a pack full of gear and have to carry everything on your harnesses, which can get annoying if you're constantly snagging leg loop straps on trees and bushes on the way into the climb. Highly recommended!
August 14, 2017
Sweet! Thanks for your contributions to our community, Cody. How did you find the sizing?
July 9, 2017
So far so good
I just got this as my second harness and so far it's great. I'm a fairly small girl but the size 1 fits me well and is comfy to belay and hang in. When the guy at my local shop suggested I try this men's harness I kind of hesitated but I'm so glad I was open to it.
June 29, 2017
This is the first harness I've owned with two waist straps. It makes for an easy balance for the whole setup and the cushion is the most comfortable I have tried to date.
April 25, 2017
Bought it as a gift but the wearer really likes how it has two waist straps. He thought his previous 1-sided waist strap pulled in that direction. Now it rests evenly and is ready for some longer days on the wall
October 30, 2017
Can the leg loops be undone completely like the Adjama to easily put them on over crampons?