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Petzl Fractio

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Petzl Fractio sit harness


Price MSRP: $110.00
Current Retail: $104.95-$129.95
Historic Range: $104.95-$129.95


1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

This is a tough harness and it will last a long time.


  • Extra protection for leg loops from abrasion
  • Metal attachment points
  • Some lower back support


  • Not as comfortable as other harnesses
  • Small gear loops
  • Not as much back support as regular rock climbing harness

I have used this harness for about 2-3 years now for cave exploration. Before that it was owned by one of my friends. Other harnesses I've used get destroyed in about a year due to the harsh cave environment.  

The harness sits fairly low, but offers more back support than the SuperAvanti. The other big difference is the metal attachment point for the D closure carabiner or maillion. This is a good feature for better wear. 

I would not buy this harness for rock climbing, but for caving it is almost flawless.

Source: received it as a personal gift


Thanks for all of the recent caving/climbing gear reviews you've shared, Unknown Caver. I'd love to see some pictures of your gear in your reviews too, if you're willing to add them.

6 years ago

Welcome to Trailspace, UKC. I looked at this one last year. Ended up getting a CMI Cavedigger Harness on sale. What part of the country are you caving in?

6 years ago
Unknown Caver

TAG, I have not tried the CMI harness, G00SE. How is it working out for you?

6 years ago

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