Petzl Hirundos

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This is a fantastic, extremely light, comfortable…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $75 CDN

This is a fantastic, extremely light, comfortable harness. Targeted originally for high end sport climbing (and still used for that), it has also gained popularity as an alpine harness, which is what I use it for in addition to all-day trad rock.

Despite the absence of adjustable leg loops (which would increase the weight anyways), I find it works very well for any and all types of climbing. Petzl wisely put ice-clipper slots on the waist belt in anticipating the needs of the alpine/ice climber. As always with Petzl, the quality and construction is outstanding. I particularly love the simplicity of this harness...the buckle is of the single-pull, no-need-to-thread-back type....as such, I put on the harness, tighten the fit, and there is nothing else to think about (except of course tying in properly).

My only reason for 4.5 stars vs. 5 are: a) ice clipper slot on one side is positioned awkwardly, i.e. too far back, and b) I really wish Petzl would start putting a haul loop on the backs of their harnesses. Zip line/tag line/haul line use is pretty common (except of course in sport climbing), and the presence of a narrow spectra haul loop would increase cost and weight slightly, but significantly increase utility in my opinion.

Regardless, I highly recommend this harness - you won't be disappointed.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Petzl's Hirundos page.

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The Petzl Hirundos harness is a perfect ultralight harness for high-end climbing. It features Frame Construction technology and four gear loops that won't limit this harness to short sport climbs.

- CampSaver.com

The Petzl Hirundos Harness utilizes Frame Construction technology pushed to the maximum. An ultralight and super compact harness for maximum climbing performance. Frame Construction with breathable monofilament mesh evenly distributes pressure, providing maximum support and comfort Woven polyester mesh on the inside of the harness wicks moisture for improved comfort and speeds drying Perforated closed cell foam on the waistbelt and leg loops increases breathability DoubleBack buckles adjust easily with a single pull Green belay loop helps users identify proper tie-in / attachment point Reinforced tie-in points for increased durability in this high-wear area Elasticized leg loops have a large range of expansion for correct fit, while staying in place on the thighs Rigid, inclined 3D front equipment loops for easy access to gear; flexible rear loops stay out of the way while wearing a pack Two tool slots Detachable elastic leg loop straps

- OMCgear

The Petzl Men's Hirundos Harness gives you the lightweight, low-profile design you need to tackle the hardest routes. Petzl didn't stop there either. They used a perforated closed-cell foam to pad this minimalist harness without inhibiting breathability. You won't sweat like crazy during a summer projecting sesh. The Hirundos Harness has four gear loops to hold all your draws and two Caritool slots to give it the versatility to take it on cutting-edge bolted mixed climbs in the winter.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. Petzl Men's Hirundos Climbing Harness FEATURES of the Petzl Men's Hirundos Climbing Harness Frame Construction with breathable monofilament mesh evenly distributes pressure, providing maximum support and comfort Woven polyester mesh on the inside of the harness wicks moisture for improved comfort and speeds drying Perforated closed cell foam on the waistbelt and leg loops increases breathability DoubleBack buckles adjust easily with a single pull. They help prevent incorrect manipulation Green belay loop helps users identify proper tie-in / attachment point Reinforced tie-in points for increased durability in this high-wear area Elasticized leg loops have a large range of expansion for correct fit, while staying in place on the thighs Rigid, inclined 3D front equipment loops for easy access to gear; flexible rear loops stay out of the way while wearing a pack Two CARITOOL slots Detachable elastic leg loop straps SPECIFICATIONS of the Petzl Men's Hirundos Climbing Harness Case Quantity: 10 High-strength polyester webbing, polyethylene/EVA foam, perforated closed cell foam, woven polyester wicking mesh, mono-filament nylon mesh Certification(s): CE EN 12277 type C, UIAA 105 The SPECS for Small Weight: 280 g Waist Belt: 66 - 78 cm Leg Loop: 47 - 52 cm The SPECS for Medium Weight: 300 g Waist Belt: 71 - 83 cm Leg Loop: 52 - 57 cm The SPECS for Large Weight: 315 g Waist Belt: 80 - 94 cm Leg Loop: 57 - 62 cm The SPECS for Extra Small Weight: 270 g Waist Belt: 59 - 71 cm Leg Loop: 43 - 48 cm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw