The Arc'Teryx R320a Harness is a rock climbing harness for lightweight adventures on the rock and even gym walls. Warp Strength Technology™ is the mastermind behind the thinly padded Arc'teryx harnesses, allowing weight to be spread out over a wider surface area, resulting in comfort as you hang. The inside of the harness is a super soft mesh, breathable in all situations. A beefy tie-in point keeps you safe and four sturdy gear loops keep gear at the ready. They're even reversible for a bit of customization! Small aluminum anodized buckles ensure fast and easy adjustments so you can head out in the summer just as easily as you can for a bit of ice climbing in the winter.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx R320a Harness
Fully-adjustable lightweight WST leg loops fit a variety of leg widths
Wear safety markers on belay loop and tie-in points
Four reversible / removable gear loops and a non-structural haul loop
Two drop seat buckles
Rated 2 out of
Arc'Teryx size chart is incorrect & Moosejaw could care less...Here goes my first bad Moosejaw review... I purchased this and ordered it based on the Arc'Teryx sizing chart. I generally wear a 32" waist size in everything--everything. Based on the sizing chart I was an unquestionable Medium. Uuh, no. The harness won't even go all the way around my waist. So the padded portion of the harness won't cover about 5 inches of my waist--no bueno. So I'm stuck with a $159 unused harness. The customer service rep actually told me it's "illegal" to take it back. No, genius; it's illegal for you to re-sell it after taking it back. Buyer beware: Moosejaw declares Kings X behind policy when it comes to climbing gear. Lesson learned, shop at REI for climbing gear.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of
Best thing that happend for awhile....Amazing harness. Broke it out at the New this weekend and was a champ. Racked some quickdraws easily and the gear loops were solid. As far as the comfort level was, my nads were comfortable and didn't even notice it was on half the time. Took a whipper and it was comfortable as all. As far as the belay loop is concerned, it seems pretty strong and beefy, but the haul loop in the back is pretty sad. It is non stuctural so I probably shouldnt be complaining but is an area to improve. Overall great product and am definatly a fan of my new friend.
Date published: 2011-05-30
Rated 4 out of
best harness everIt feels like nothing at all, but is comfortable to both hang in and fall in. Gear loops are solid and easy to rack. The tie points are preformed and have built in wear indicators. that being said their are a few minor, very minor details. the webbing that is held in the buckles in held by a very ineffective "loop" of webbing. The rear haul loop is total crap, its a none load bearing plastic D and is good only for a chalk bag holder. However, due to the comfort and safety features I feel this detract little from the harness as a whole.
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 4 out of
surprisingly cushy and durableI was skeptical when I first shelled out for this harness, as I was used to the beefy Black Diamond models. It's remarkably comfortable (even on hanging belays) and super light. After 2 years of frequent use on multi-pitch trad and alpine routes it's just as cushy, and I still haven't worn through the tie-ins or belay loop. The haul loop is thrashed, but I rarely use it anyway. If I know I will be groveling up squeeze chimneys I leave this at home and opt for my $50 BD Momentum AL.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 5 out of
Light, stylish, and comfyNice and comfy IF you spend a little time figuring out exactly where on yourself the webbing comfortably fits. Really like the gear loops and the way you can change the orientation of which way they "push" the gear (either forwards or back) It's stupid light that packs down real small. It's also pretty cool that Arc'teryx backs their harnesses with a lifetime guarantee. That combined with the wear indicator really give you piece of mind and safety.