The most comfortable harnesses on the market
EDELRID is pioneering the development of new, innovative harness constructions. From all-round models to ultra-light alpine harnesses, we have the right construction for every type of climbing.
Center Fit Construction
The harnesses in our Center Fit series are particularly comfortable all-rounders. Their construction combines strong, load-bearing webbing with 3D-Mesh padding, making them significantly more comfortable. The moveable foam padding can be adjusted. This means that the tie-in point can be centered and the gear loops aligned for all waist sizes. Inverse edges at the top of the waist belt prevent pressure points and provide increased comfort when hanging.
Center Fit Harnesses:
Light Frame Construction
Harnesses made with a load-bearing edge binding construction are particularly lightweight. The edge binding runs throughout the entire harness, so that it safely carries the load around both the hips and the legs. Weight is proportionately distributed from the webbing to the padding. Combined with perforated foam and mesh fabrics, it’s possible to make extremely lightweight harnesses with exceptional breathability. We mainly use this technology for our ultra-light sport climbing and ski touring harnesses.
Light Frame Harnesses:
Fusion Layer Construction
We deploy this technology primarily for our alpine harnesses, where the focus is on lightweight designs and minimum pack size. For this construction, the outer fabric, load-bearing webbing and inner padding are laminated together. This ensures optimal load transmission over the entire harness. In addition, widespread pressure distribution does away with the need for thick padding. The result: lighter designs and flatter constructions that pack down small.
Fusion Layer Harnesses:
There are three key factors for making a good harness – uniform load transmission, ergonomic design and effective ventilation. Most harnesses make sacrifices in at least one of these three areas. However, EDELRID 3D-Vent Technology combines them all in a unique and innovative manner. 3D-Vent harnesses number among the most comfortable harnesses on the market.
Uniform load transmission over the harness is ensured via homogeneously positioned stitched webbing. The design also focuses on the webbing – the eye is automatically drawn to the load transmission elements. 3D-Vent Technology combines form and function.
The three-dimensional form of the leg loops are anatomically shaped to fit the human body. Their ergonomic design consists of opposing curved surfaces that provide a close fit without cutting in.
The robust three-layer foam padding retains its shape even when subjected to pressure. It’s air permeable and allows body heat and perspiration to escape to the outside.