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Petzl Sama
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Pros Perfect feature set for any style of rock climbing, most comfortable harness for belaying, affordablePerfect set of features, lightweight, comfortable, affordableVery light, super packable, most mobile, versatile for all types of climbingComfortable to hang in, increased carrying capacity, durable, mobileGreat arrangement of functional features including gear loops, very comfortable design for hanging and belaying, versatile, relatively affordable
Cons No ice clipper slots, not the lightestNot the most comfortable for long belay sessionsExpensive, not as comfortable for prolonged hangingNot as comfortable as Solution for long belay sessions, no ice clipper slotsHeavy and bulky, more annoying to wear while walking than lighter harnesses
Bottom Line Fashionable, comfortable, and sports a perfect set of featuresIf you want one harness that will perform awesome no matter what style of climbing you are doing, this is that harnessSurprisingly comfortable despite its lightweight constructionComfortable for hanging belays and holds a lot of gear really well, the ideal attributes for a multi-pitch harnessA very comfortable harness designed with multi-pitch climbing in mind
Rating Categories Petzl Sama Edelrid Sendero Petzl Sitta Black Diamond Solution Guide Petzl Adjama
Hanging Comfort (35%)
8
8
6
9
8
Standing Comfort And Mobility (20%)
5
8
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3
Features (20%)
8
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9
Belaying Comfort (15%)
9
6
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9
Versatility (10%)
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Specs Petzl Sama Edelrid Sendero Petzl Sitta Black Diamond... Petzl Adjama
Designed for these disciplines Sport, indoor, trad Sport, lightweight alpine, trad trad, sport, mountaineering Sport, trad, multi-pitch Trad, multi-pitch, mountaineering
Weight (size medium) 13.7 oz 11.6 oz 9.7 oz 14.1 oz 15.8 oz
Gear Loops 4 5 4 5 5
Haul Loop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Legs? No, elastic Yes No, elastic No, elastic Yes
Self-locking buckle? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ice Clipper Slots? No, but works with Caritool EVO Yes - 2 Yes - 2 No No, but works with Caritool EVO
Waist Belt Construction Double webbing strips padded with EndoFrame technology Soft frame construction with 3D mesh padding WireFrame: support and weight distribution w/o use of foam Super Fabric EndoFrame Technology: wide waistband to reduce pressure points
Waist Size Ranges (inches) 28-30 (S), 30-33 (M), 33-36 (L), 36-39 (XL) 27.5-33.5 (S), 29.5-35.4 (M), 31.5-37.4 (L) 26-30 (S), 29-33 (M), 32-36 (L) 24-39 in 28-30 (S), 30-33 (M), 33-36 (L), 36-39 (XL)
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