This ultralight harness (139 grams in size S) is ideal for rock or indoor climbing. Extremely versatile and efficient, it is also ideal for mountaineering and ice climbing.
The Addax makes no compromise on the quality of its functional elements: four large gear loops, two waist belt ice screw slots, comfortable padded leg loops and a waist speed buckle. The seamless "Magic Ring" belay loop also offers more lightness and friction resistance.
It is a harness for experienced climbers looking for minimum weight without giving up comfort and sturdiness.
• Comfortable padded waist belt and leg loops
• Four large gear loops
• Two ice screw slots on waist belt
• Waist speed buckle
• Full strength "magic ring" belay loop
• Adjustable and exchangeable rear elastic
• Ultralight weight: 130g (XS), 139g (S), 150g (M), 162g (L), 174g (XL)
• Dimensions waist/leg: XS (63-76cm/44-51cm); S (68-81cm/48-55cm), M (74-87cm/52-59cm), L (81-94cm/57-64cm), XL (90-103cm/63-70cm).
• Material: UHMW polyethylene, high tenacity PES, Aircraft-grade aluminum, acetal buckle, EVA foam
• Conform to the CE/EN 12277 type C climbing harness certification
• UIAA certified
• Designed in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
• Ideal for mountaineering, rock and ice climbing
The Addax is an amazing harness. I've used it for everything from high-end sport climbing, to multi-pitch rock routes, to huge alpine missions. It is unbelievably light and packable, yet remains comfortable when at hanging belays. Often, gear loops are compromised on light weight harnesses- not so with the Addax; they remain very usable, even with a larger gear rack and backpack on. This is my go-to harness for any for of climbing in the alpine. Bravo!
Like others mentioned, it's barely noticeable. Comfort is adequate for such a minimal piece of equipment. While I wouldn't want to hang in it for extended periods of time (at a hanging belay, for example), for a normal outing of projecting on sport routes it was great. The elastic in the leg loops is just enough to keep it in place. I appreciate the replaceable elastic in the back. The gear loops are great for keylock gates, but I reckon I would snag notched noses to more frustration. Loading more than 8 quickdraws on the sides is where you start to feel it. A small gear rack would be fine. A note on sizing: I feel that it runs a bit big. I maxed out a small whereas I have a cm or two in a small Sitta or Hiundos in. So my recommendation would be to size down if you are in between.
Overall, this seems like the best value on super lightweight performance harnesses.
wore the addax harness recently for a 27 hour camp to camp push in the sierra
nevada. didn’t notice it.
I’ve been wearing a Petzl Sitta as my main harness now for three seasons. I wanted something even lighter for long approaches and multi day trips in the hills. This harness is awesome. Every bit as comfortable as my Sitta and even lighter and more compact. I don’t rack huge amounts of gear on it, I’m old and mostly use a gear sling, but it carries what I have put on it well and it just seems to disappear when wearing it. Only minor change I’d like is the leg loops are a bit large, even with my skier thighs. Still it’s a great harness for backcountry climbing.
I bought this mostly with alpine routes in mind, where every ounce matters. I fully expected there to be some drawbacks in exchange for the light weight and packability of this harness, but so far I haven't found any! It racks gear just as nicely as my previous harness, it's comfortable to rappel and even fall in. Haven't taken any large whippers but despite the lack of padding, leg loops are not uncomfortable at all. And of course, it packs down to almost nothing and weighs almost nothing!