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Edelrid Zack
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Pros Sliding waist belt is highly adjustable and always centered, very affordablePerfect feature set for any style of rock climbing, most comfortable harness for belaying, affordableComfortable to hang in, increased carrying capacity, durable, mobileGreat arrangement of functional features including gear loops, very comfortable design for hanging and belaying, versatile, relatively affordableUnrivaled comfort while belaying, hanging, or chilling, super light, affordable
Cons Heavy, bulky, not super comfortableNo ice clipper slots, not the lightestNot as comfortable as Solution for long belay sessions, no ice clipper slotsHeavy and bulky, more annoying to wear while walking than lighter harnessesGear loops are small for carrying a large rack, not very versatile for other styles of climbing
Bottom Line The most affordable harness in our review is also one of the most adjustable, but wasn’t the most comfortable.Fashionable, comfortable, and sports a perfect set of features.Comfortable for hanging belays and holds a lot of gear really well, the ideal attributes for a multi-pitch harness.A very comfortable harness designed with multi-pitch climbing in mind.Simply the best choice for gym and sport climbing.
Rating Categories Edelrid Zack Petzl Sama Black Diamond Solution Guide Petzl Adjama Black Diamond Solution
Hanging Comfort (35%)
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8
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9
Standing Comfort And Mobility (20%)
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5
9
Features (20%)
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5
Belaying Comfort (15%)
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Versatility (10%)
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Specs Edelrid Zack Petzl Sama Black Diamond... Petzl Adjama Black Diamond...
Designed for these disciplines Sport, trad Sport, indoor, trad Sport, trad, multi-pitch Trad, multi-pitch, mountaineering Sport
Weight (size medium) 14.6 oz 13.7 oz 14.1 oz 15.8 oz 12.3 oz
Gear Loops 4 4 5 5 4
Haul Loop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Legs? Yes No, elastic No, elastic Yes No, elastic
Self-locking buckle? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ice Clipper Slots? No No, but works with Caritool EVO No No, but works with Caritool EVO No
Waist Belt Construction Movable 3D mesh padding Double webbing strips padded with EndoFrame technology Super Fabric EndoFrame Technology: wide waistband to reduce pressure points Fusion Comfort Construction: Three bands of webbing, breathable mesh, EVA foam insert
Waist Size Ranges (inches) 24.8-33.5 (S), 29.5-37.4 (M), 33.5-41.3 (L) 28-30 (S), 30-33 (M), 33-36 (L), 36-39 (XL) 24-39 in 28-30 (S), 30-33 (M), 33-36 (L), 36-39 (XL) 27-30 (S), 30-33 (M), 33-36 (L), 36-39 (XL)
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