Arc'teryx R-320a

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Specs

Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Weight 320 g / 11.2 oz
Materials 7075 T6 aluminum anodized buckle, Burly™ Double Weave four-way stretch fabric, Vapor Mesh, Type 66 nylon webbing, Polyurethane gear loops, Spacermesh™

Reviews

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Very comfortable and light. Great quality and great…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $155

Summary

Very comfortable and light. Great quality and great warranty. Recommended if you need adjustability and high performance.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Warranty

Cons

  • Price

I've used this on rock and ice, and I've never had any problems with comfort. This harness is extremely light, and the minimalist construction doesn't seem to take away from my comfort level on sport climbs. However, I haven't tested this on any multi-pitch routes or big walls.  

Unless you really plan on adjusting the leg loops, go with the non-adjustable option

I'm 6'3" and 190 pounds, and the large fits me well.  

I wish the excess straps could be tucked in better on the main belt and on the adjustable leg loops.  The extra seems to dangle and doesn't stay tucked in. 

Also, nobody has a better warranty than Arc'teryx, and I'd rather pay a little extra for their service and product longevity.

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The most comfortable fully adjustable all around rock climbing harness available. New, wider Warp Strength Technology (WST) swami belt and fully-adjustable conical leg loops provide supple comfort while hanging on the wall or belaying. A stronger tie-in point adds more strength to a critical area of the harness.

- CampSaver.com

Wrap Strength Technology gives the Arc'teryx R320a Harness a level of comfort that far surpasses nearly any other harness while reducing weight to about half that of a similarly sized harness. This unique construction spreads your weight over the entire surface area of the harness to support and cushion your body without the need for heavy, bulky padding. Not only are the leg loops adjustable, but they're also completely removable so you can take them off and have a little more comfort if you end up at a bivy. All of the buckles are self-locking and quick-adjust so you can't forget to double back and can make quick tweaks to the fit whenever you'd like. Take all of this into consideration, and you're going to have a hard time finding a better harness for long, hard free routes.

- Backcountry.com

If your chosen climbing disciplines know no bounds, opt for ARCTERYX's R320a harness - a great all-rounder constructed with light, supple, and super-strong Warp Strength Technology that cuts down bulk with no compromise in safety. Fully adjustable leg loops allow you to accommodate layers of clothing and 4 gear loops provide storage.

- Mountain Gear

Description of Arcteryx R320A HarnessDriven by innovation, ARCTERYX was founded to build better gear. They didnt just focus on incremental advancements, but on radically improving the status quo. They began with climbing harnesses and then proceeded to tackle packs and apparel with the same single-minded obsession for creating the lightest, best performing, and highest quality products available. To realize their vision theyve created groundbreaking new construction technology, developed paradigm-shifting designs and harnessed major fabric technology developments. A fully adjustable all-around climbing harness constructed with a wider Warp Strength Technology swami to keep you comfy while youre blasting out the 5.12s.FeaturesWeight 325 g 11.5 ozNon-structural haul loopTwo drop seat bucklesWear safety markers on belay loop and tie-in pointsWST load is evenly supported across entire harness structureSelf locking buckleStretchy mesh storage bagLarge width WST Warp Strength Technology swami beltFour gear loopsAdjustable leg loops

- US Outdoor Store

Free Shipping. Arcteryx R320a Harness FEATURES of the Arcteryx R320a Harness Fully-adjustable lightweight WST leg loops fit a variety of leg widths Wear safety markers on belay loop and tie-in points Four reversible / removable gear loops and a non-structural haul loop Two drop seat buckles SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx R320a Harness Weight: 11.5 oz / 325 g 7075-T6 aluminum anodized buckles, Burly Double Weave four way stretch fabric, type nylon 6,6 webbing, polyurethane gear loops, Spacermesh This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw