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Pros: Cool looking, light, compact, great gear loops
Cons: Expensive, not the most comortable
Best Uses: Sport climbing, gym climbing
The Arc'teryx R320 is the outdated version of the lighter and more comfortable Arc'teryx R300 harness. We've left our original review of the R320 untouched below if you're curious, but do check out the updated R300. It's awesome! We have also included prices of the R320a below. The 320a is the similar to the 300, it just has leg buckles.
OLD REVIEW BELOW
Of all the harnesses we tested, this one turned the most heads it is just so thin and unlike any other harness out there. Arc'teryx uses what they call Warp technology to make the waist belt and leg loops about the thickness of two quarters. This means the harness feels like you are not wearing anything. In addition, this harness has a number of quality design features such as a self-locking buckle, awesome gear loops and waist belt tuckaway. Not surprisingly, it was the most expensive harness we tested. The women's version of this climbing harness is the Arc'teryx R280.
This was our favorite cragging and gym climbing harness because it is so full featured while being light and compact. Although it is the most expensive harness, the Arc'teryx lifetime warranty insures that you will enjoy it for, well a lifetime. On a strict budget, get the Black Diamond Momentum harness. If you want the ultimate sport climbing harness at any price, try this on next to the Black Diamond Ozone and see what fits best. Another budget pick is the Mad Rock Alpha Harness.
— Chris McNamara, Chris Van Leuven
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Most recent review: June 15, 2013
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