Lightweight and comfortable, the new and updated HIRUNDOS harness is designed for performance climbing in the gym and at the crag. The sleek, slim design with elasticized leg loops offers complete freedom of movement with minimal weight. The four equipment loops provide sufficient space for the required equipment. The tie-in points are made of high-modulus polyethylene for improved resistance to rope friction and for greater durability of the harness.
Petzl have used Fuseframe technology to make the harness be as light as possible, whilst retaining the comfort of a padded waist belt. This Fuseframe technology is basically a process in where the foam has channels that the harness webbing can sit into. This reduces the bulk and allows for an incredibly low profile, whilst still being able to distribute weight across the harness. The waist belt has no crossing seams, which reduces friction points, increasing the comfort.
The leg loop attachments are super flexible, which means that the Hirundos is great for climbing as you can step high in comfort and with ease. The attachments are also soft so the harness is great to walk in.
The Hirundos has 4 good sized gear loops. The front pair are stiffened for quick and easy access to your gear. The back pair slope towards the front keeping everything in closer reach. The back pair of gear loops are also flexible to reduce any pressure points if a rucksack is being worn.
Other features include the new and updated buckles which provide a quick and easy way of adjusting your harness; Dyneema tie in points, for strength and resistance to abrasion; two integrated Petzl Caritool holder slots; rear loop for haul rope; two rear elastics on detachable buckles to avoid crossing leg loops when donning harness.
This is an ideal harness for most modern climbers. Not the best choice for beginners gnarling their way up chimneys or for the high-wear environment of big walls but for cragging, lightweight alpinism and mountain rock this harness is superb.
- Gender: Unisex
- Adjustable Legs: No
- Drop Seat: Yes
- Gear Loops: 4
- Haul Loop: Yes
- Ice Clipper: Yes
- Quick Buckles: Yes
- Weight: 280g (S)