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    From sport projects to alpine ascents.

    Petzl's high-performance Hirundos Harness serves you best on hard climbs and in the alpine. FuseFrame technology uses thermo-formed foam to give you an incredibly slim, superlight, and surprisingly comfortable ride. Like the waist, Petzl's DoubleBack HD buckle comes in a slim style to minimize bulk. Elastic leg loops with flexible attachments allow full mobility for stemming, heel hooking, and high stepping.

    Because the Hirundos is Petzl's high-end harness, Petzl reinforced the tie-in loops for long-lasting durability. This harness has two rigid side gear loops and two flexible rear gear loops that collapse when paired with a backpack. CariTool ice tool holders and a rear loop for a haul rope ready you with plenty of gear on the longest alpine routes.

    • FuseFrame design
    • DoubleBack HD buckle
    • Elastic leg loops with flexible attachments
    • Reinforced tie-in loops
    • Two rigid side gear loops
    • Two flexible rear gear loops
    • CariTool ice tool holders
    • Rear loop for haul rope
    • Item #PTZ001V

    Tech Specs

    nylon, polyester, Dyneema, EVA, polyurethane
    FuseFrame technology, thermo-formed foam
    DoubleBack HD (aluminum)
    Adjustable Leg Loops
    Gear Loops
    Ice Clipper Slots
    yes, 2 Caritool slots
    Haul Loop
    Claimed Weight
    [x-small] 8.8 oz, [small] 9.5 oz, [medium] 9.9 oz, [large] 11.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, alpine
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Exactly what you would expect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    First off, this harness is awesome. It will do exactly what you need it to. It feels very safe, is lightweight and compact-able, and comfortable. One of my favorite things about this harness is that I did not feel the high tension, "pinch" feeling when belaying or when taking a rest or a fall on the wall. It does a really good job of distributing the tension throughout the harness so that it does not pile up in one spot.

    One thing I did not like as much about this harness is the adjust-ability. Some people really like the elastic leg loops, and that is why they are quite poplular, but I am not a huge fan. I prefer to have more customization and flexibility for the harness to fit someone with really big legs or really small legs. I also like it when harnesses have two belt adjusters, so that you can get the waist belt adjusted exactly how you like it an position it straight on to avoid reaching further than you have to for gear.

    Overall, great harness!

    True Simplicity

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Light and Compact, making it perfect for ice climbing endeavors, but still functional for a sport climbing harness. Rests well around the waist and legs with plenty of loops for gear.

    Super lightweight and comfortable!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I am newer to climbing, so this was a perfect lightweight harness for me to use. I took it out sport climbing and felt very safe and extremely comfortable. I got very lucky and it fit me perfectly, and I am 5'9'' with scrawny legs and wide hips. I can see this harness being a hit or miss for someone else in terms of sizing because of the non-adjustable leg loops. But other than that it was great for me!

    Super lightweight and comfortable!

    Super light, super comfy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The most comfy of the ultra light harnesses out the. Perfect for sport climbing. The only downside is when ya fall right in the middle of sizing. Due to the one buckle design it's hard to get it where the gear loops are where ya want. But hey, in hard sport aren't the draws already there?

    Lightweight and comfy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great harness for your sport climbing adventures! Super light weight and the leg straps and hip strap and pretty well padded. I wouldn't want to hang out too long on this harness, but for sport stuff it is great! Ive used it for a whole season and it has held up great! It is my go to harness for sure.
    Im 6'1" and about 180lbs and i wear a medium.... its a great fit

    Great Lightweight Harness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I really enjoyed using this harness. It is super versatile and easy to use. For a lightweight harness, it is still quite comfortable. I really liked the two hard draw loops in the front. They were easy to reach for and were out enough to never miss them. The two softer, rear loops were harder to work with. If this harness would have all four loops to be firm for easier access to gear.
    I used this harness for sport climbing and easily carried all my gear for anchor building and all my draws. With the rear loops being less firm, I can only imagine a little fighting with a full trad rack.
    Overall a great lightweight harness!

    Close to amazing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This harness is great, especially if weight is an issue. I only used this sport climbing, but it easily handles all the draws you need, feels durable, and I did not hesitate to take a fall on it. It's probably a bit more minimal than what I need and it felt that way in the comfort category, but overall I was impressed.

    Sweet Lightweight Harness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Super light, super slim, and very comfortable!! I really like this harness but if you have thick tree trunks for legs, you might want to go with the Adjama by Petzl since the leg loops are customizable

    Lightweight and Surprisingly Versatile

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using a Black Diamond 'all-arounder' for awhile that's just fine but wanted something a bit more svelte but that could be used for most of my climbing pursuits. This harness is perfect: the gear loops can easily hold 20 quickdraws for equipping longer sport routes but when redpointing it's easy to forget the harness is even there. I hate carrying a ton of gear on my harness no matter what I'm climbing, so I could easily see this one being great for almost any application aside from those that somehow require *blech!* a triple rack of cams. That said, it's surprisingly comfortable to hang around in and I wouldn't hesitate to bring it on a multipitch venture. Despite its rather small size, having an actual haul loop really expands potential uses of the harness as well. Finally, I can't stand adjustable leg loops on harnesses unless a bunch of layering underneath is an absolute must; the fixed loops on this harness are really comfortable for me. I'm 5'6", 135ish with a 28-29" waist and small fits perfectly.

    Great Lightweight Harness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Used the old model for a few years of full time use until bottom tie in was worn through. This new model seems to perform just as well as the old one. I have a 30 in waist and got the medium and fits perfectly. I like to be on the lower side of the size range so it cinches almost all the way down but still has plenty of room for layers on colder days. The updated waist webbing and buckle is quite nice and allows you to tighten the waist with very little effort. Belay Loop and tie in material seems to be a little more slippery then the older model so I predict there will be less wear from friction down the line.

    Lightweight, Breathable Harness

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This harness is a bit lighter and less bulky than the Sama, making it an easy choice if you plan to just do single pitch/less hanging. Make sure your legs aren't abnormally skinny or large for your size as you may have a little trouble with the non-adjustable leg loops.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Such a great harness! Love the location of the gear loops and the materials used to make them. The harness is very minimalist yet very comfortable to hang in (in comparison to other brands lightweight stuff). The leg loops sit just right and give plenty of easy movement regardless of the choice of pants / shorts.

    Only thing I would like to change is the fact that the rear loop in the back be a little wider. It is quite hard to reach around back and grab my knife/prusik/ or whatever I may have hanging there and then clip it back on.


    Great product

      Have used this both sport and trad climbing and have been very happy with it. I used the older model for many years and while I was sad to see it go I think this harness makes a good replacement. Placement and size of the gear loops seem up to task for any sport climb or tradition climb. The harness is light and comfortable and elastic in the leg loops give it a wide rage of fit. The buckle feeds smoothly and tucks out of the way nicely. Overall it is a great harness!

      You will love it till the end of time

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      As a competitive youth sport climber in Colorado I know what it’s like to be weighed down with a clunky, heavy harness that constantly rubs and irritates your body on hard moves. I also understand that having a harness that is lightweight can be very uncomfortable while hanging. So one day I decided to ditch my old clunky, worn-out harness for this bad boy. I went in totally blind because of the lack of user reviewing on this product but let me just say that this is the most comfortable lightweight harness I have ever worn. I can walk around in it all day and forget it’s even on and it’s not half bad hanging around in it on your project indoor and out.

      Now this harness has some pretty rad features, fitted leg loops, fuse frame design, two different types of gear loops, that all help with comfort and versatility. This harness also won’t restrict your movement like so many others do which being a competitive sport climber makes this harness 100x better! I have taken this on some multi-pitch routes near me (not very many because of the rain) and praise the climbing gods because there was no extreme discomfort!

      Little rundown,

      Pros: Lightweight, breathable, really comfortable, awesome front gear loops, super chill fitted leg loops, rad harness for hard climbs with funky high step moves, and a sweet buckle.

      Cons: First couple times hanging in this harness can be a little uncomfortable, rear gear loops can be hard to access, and after catching a big whooper the belay loop will twist thus making it awkward to lower yourself.

      If you are searching for a light weight, super comfortable, breathable, totally rad climbing harness you will love forever, go buy this harness and climb so hard your fingers fall off.

      Devyn Lynch

      You will love it till the end of time

      Best Lightweight Harness Out There

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have used this harness for a variety of climbing related activities including trad climbing, sport climbing and ski mountaineering. It is designed as a sport and alpine climbing harness and it is in these disciplines that the harness excels. While it works as a trad climbing harness, I have found that the rear gear loops are rather small and a little difficult to reach, especially with a backpack on.

      Another great feature I have noticed while climbing is the stretchy and lightweight material that makes up the corner of the leg-loops. This feature promotes lots of movement and allows for unrestricted high-stepping. I also like that the stretchy straps on the back of the harness are held together with two small detachable buckles as opposed to the awkward clip system that the older Hirundos model used. I have found the harness comfortable on multi-pitch climbs with a handful of hanging belays and I haven't noticed any extreme discomfort while falling or hang-dogging routes. But at 280 g I wouldn't recommend this to be your big wall harness.

      If you are looking for a lightweight harness for sport or alpine climbing that is comfortable and breathable, this is the harness for you.

      Light and comfortable. Good for gym/crag

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I have only initial impressions on this harness. Climbed about dozen routes using it and took about half a dozen falls (including two long whippers), gave some belay and caught about half a dozen falls (including one really long whipper).

      First, it is really comfortable when taking falls. Even hard catches are OK. It seems that slim belt could not be comfortable, but this impression is surprisingly wrong - this harness feels very good when taking or arresting falls.

      Second, it is light. It is ultralight. And it provides a good ventilation.

      Buckle is easy to operate. Basically I do not like step in harness design, although for sport harness it is OK. Still don't like an idea of "alpine" step-in harness - it is almost impossible to put it on and off while wearing crampons. Not a World class problem for sure.

      Front gear loops are roomy enough for half a dozen draws. It is possible to hang there 8 or even 10 QDs but it will be not that convenient. Rear gear loops are for misc items only, nobody wants to reach it for gear been pumped. There is a haul loop and this is the only good thing about it - it is tiny and hard to clip, anyway it is better to have a haul loop (even that small and inconvenient), so it is a good thing.

      One definitely do not want to take a long hanging belay wearing this harness, it will turn to a painful miserable day.

      Overall it is a pretty good gym and sport cragging harness. Not that sure it is really good for alpine even been that light.