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    Light on the approach, compact in packs, and comfy on hanging belays.

    WireFrame Technology makes the Sitta Harness Petzl's lightest and most compact harness for high-end climbers and mountaineers. WireFrame uses small Spectra strands in the waist and legs for optimal load distribution and a surprising amount of comfort. The self-locking waist buckle stays secure, and the elastic leg loops accommodate bulky mountaineering gear or slim climbing shorts. There are four flexible gear loops that stay compact in your climbing pack, two ice clipper slots for Petzl's Caritool holders, and additional loops that are perfect for chalk bags, cordelette, anchor systems, or belay devices.

    • WireFrame technology
    • Self-locking waist buckle
    • Elastic leg loops
    • Four gear loops
    • Two Caritool ice clipper slots
    • Chalk bag hanger
    • Item #PTZ002S

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Spectra
    Buckles
    single self-locking waist
    Gear Loops
    4
    Ice Clipper Slots
    yes, 2 Caritool slots
    Chalk Bag Hanger
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    [small] 8.5 oz, [medium] 9.5 oz, [large] 10.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 year

    Tech Specs

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    Sport harness

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great harness for hard sport climbing. Lightweight and small. I've worn the hirundos for many years and this is on par with the quality from other Petzl Harnesses

    Light, compact, comfy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Excellent for mountaineering. So light and small in pack. Used it sport climbing a bit too and was comfy in a short multi-pitch. Saw some other mentions that it is delicate outer which can shred if pressed against rock. I don't doubt that, but I haven't been in that situation with it so it's been fine for me. If you're gonna be shredding it against rock, maybe a more durable (but heavier) material will be more resilient. If you're carrying an alpine harness or for some climbing that won't be shredding it against rock over and over, it seems great.
    I would normally be a small, but in reading other reviews, I went for an M and that fits fine at its tightest (could be **slightly tighter) but allows for extra room if with layers. I'm skinny and leg loops are snug but not uncomfortable, but I've heard they can be too tight on folks with thicker thighs.

    Comfy, lightweight and a favorite

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Sitta is ultralight and incredibly comfortable. It has all the gear loops you'll need from Sport to Trad leads. Being super light, as with most gear, does mean it is not beefy and super durable. If you're looking for that in your harness look for a more burly option. If you're looking for shedding weight staying comfortable while also keeping the features you need then get the Sitta.

    Comfy, lightweight and a favorite

    Sitta Comfortable, Not Durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought Sitta in August 2017. Worn weekly, some outdoor, mostly in gym and recently during climbing trip to Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. After trip, I noted bottom of right leg loop frayed, exposing sharp plastic ridges (we climbed only 5 routes up to grade 5.7). Assume rappelling resulted in fraying (rope usually on my right side when rappelling) Concern fraying will worsen during outdoor climbing this upcoming season (thus, potentially cutting into rope, slings and clothing). Believe this may be a design flaw since Sitta harness described as high-end climbing and mountaineering harness. Petzl will not refund or provide an exchange.

    Great - but fragile

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Everything you have read about the harness being light, comfortable, barely there, fantastic gear loop dividers etc - are all true. However this harness survived just a few days of ice climbing before the clipper slots started tearing - much to my severe disappointment. Also the slots are poorly located, being inside the gear loops, instead of the being between the gear loops - similar to almost any other harness on the market. I have spoken to others who have trashed the harness chimney climbing in a single day - the material the harness (besides tie in points) is mostly constructed of is just thin ripstop. I am going to attempt to get a warranty claim for the harness, but I am unsure if I will keep it even then.

    Lightweight with terrific mobility

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There are a tons of things that are more important that having a light harness. That said, the Sitta is by far the lightest harness that I've ever climbed in, and I appreciate the minimalist design.
    Petzl produces lots of really quality gear, and the Sitta is unsurprisingly well-made/durable. I haven't necessarily put mine through hell, and I am sure that there are foreseeable scenarios that might test my assertion of longevity, but so far it has held up through both winter and summer use.
    I don't love the gear loops - the rear two feel pretty far out, and the dividers on the front two aren't all that helpful - still, they work!
    If you're looking for a super lightweight, versatile harness with great mobility, the Sitta is probably worth checking out.

    Superlite

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Wore this out for a few weekends in Indian Creek, climbing everything from tips splitters to offwidth. The harness was very comfortable and extremely light, offering a ton of mobility. The low bulk was nice in OW. The fabric held up well against the sandstone and didn't show much pilling or signs of abrasion, though I could see the material getting pretty beat up if used as a daily driver.

    I wasn't a huge fan of the gear loop divider, which made it hard to pull gear with the opposite hand. Luckily this could be moved out of the way, making for a standard loop. I also found the rear gear loops to be too far back, making them hard to reach. May just be something that takes a little time to adjust to .

    All in all, a very comfortable and lightweight harness that I would wear on all types of terrain.

    Light and Dependable

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

    I bought this as a gift for a friend and this is what they had to say:

    "This is the second harness I've had, and so far it's comfortable, light, simple, and effective. I've used it for sport, lead, and alpine/ski mountaineering over the past month.

    It's packability is great for ski objectives where it hides away in my pack and can come out if needing to hook into my axe or rappel into a line. My waist is 32, and the medium fits great, with room to maneuver the leg loops over my ski boots.

    I've taken a few small falls on it, and it's held up well as has my back/waist. I have yet to do any hanging belays on multi pitch, but I suspect it will be relatively comfortable.

    I have yet to do any lead climbs on trad, but for sport routes the gear loops have been greatly positioned.

    In an attempt to have one harness to do it all, so far it's perfect. It's effective and so small and light I hardly notice I have it on."

    Best of the Best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Whether you are sport climbing in the Red River Gorge, climbing the Eiger, climbing ice in Ouray, or bagging towers in the desert.. This is THE harness for it all. If you are weight conscious but also want a comfortable, durable harness then look no longer. The Sitta is what you want. It is packable, light weight, durable, and built for any of your climbing or ski-mo needs. The Sitta is comfortable even when giving long belays to your partner as they work through their project. I would recommend this harness to anyone looking for a versatile harness for all their climbing needs.

    Best Petzl Harness Yet!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I absolutely love the Sitta Harness. the lightweight design makes me feel as though I am Sport Climbing without a harness at all. The Leg loops are super comfortable, even when you are hanging up on a project for an extended period of time. I also really like the nifty little brush holder loop on the left side of the waste-band! I don't think I'll ever be able to use any other harness again, because nothing compares to the SITTA!

    My new favorite harness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been super impressed with the Sitta harness and despite its lightweight design, it is still very comfortable. In particular, I really like how the rear straps are so stretchy and low profile. I barely notice them when I am climbing. I also really like the construction of the gear loops. They are large enough to hold a full rack and are positioned an ergonomic way, allowing for ease when grabbing things off the gear loop or re-racking while cleaning a pitch. I have been using the divider in the front gear loops and like how this feature keeps the gear a little more organized and does not allow all the gear to slide to front of the loop. It is nice to have gear that serves multiple types of climbing and this harness works great for sport, trad and alpine climbing!

    Most comfortable harness I've used

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the Sitta harness almost daily this winter, and it is the most comfortable harness I've owned. I was immediately psyched at the weight and packability, but wasn't sure that it would be great for hanging belays. After a full winter of use, hanging at belays on steep climbs, the Sitta is comfy all day long.

    The gear loops are well placed, and I do use the splitter on the front loops to keep longer draws and slings from falling forward. The 2 Caritool loops are in good spots, although I would like to see an option for two more. The back loops lie flat, and it took some use before I trained myself to clip blindly on the back. Now it is second nature.

    I have a 32

    More Durable than it appears!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This harness is obviously very light, but what you might not expect is its durability! I have had no problem with the wear of this harness and it is great for the alpine. The gear loops provide ample room for a double rack and the harness supports this as well. This is a great harness that is taking us into the new age of climbing.

    From the crag to the alpine.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This harness has to be the only harness in the world that is perfect for both sport and alpine climbing situations. I love climbing it in the gym and crags because it moves with me and I barely notice it. I now leave my big wall harness at home, because this compact, superlight harness barely takes up space in my backpack when I trek up to Lone Peak. I don't think I would wear this harness on big walls with hanging belays for the lack of padding, but it applies everywhere else in the vertical world perfectly. Thanks Petzl!

    I'm a 29" waist with a 20" legs. Should I go with a medium considering clothes

    Hey Martin,



    It looks like the Medium is going to be the best fit for you. If you go with the small, with clothing considered, the leg loops will be uncomfortably tight.



    If you have more questions on this harness, or any other climbing gear, please don't hesitate to shoot me a message.

    Unanswered Question

    when will more sizes of this harness be available? Particularly medium.

    what is the sizing on this harness? the sizing chart doesn't have this harness listed.

    Tyler,



    Thanks for pointing that out! Here are the measurements:



    Small:

    Waist - 26.4 - 30.3in (67-77cm)

    Leg Loops - 18.9 - 20.9in (48-53cm)



    Medium:

    Waist - 29.1 - 33.0in (74-84cm)

    Leg Loops - 20.7 22.4in (52-57cm)



    Large:

    Waist - 31.9 - 36.2in (81-92cm)

    Leg Loops - 21-6 - 23.6in (55-60cm)



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com