The Choucas Pro is a minimalist and uncluttered model, ideal for the most challenging excursions and technical mountaineering. It has four gear loops, four waist belt ice screw slots, a waist speed buckle and a reinforced belay loop for extreme versatility and technicality.
Its patented large leg loops opening allows you to safely secure it with crampons or skis on.
• Breathable mesh waist belt and leg loops
• Four large gear loops
• Four ice screw slots on waist belt
• Waist speed buckle
• Full strength "magic ring" belay loop
• Patented leg loops opening with secured aluminum buckles
• Adjustable and replaceable rear elastic
• Ultralight weight: 128g (XS), 134g S, 140 (M), 146(L), 152g (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 buckles
• 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 Choucas Pro Harness is perfect for the kind of mountaineering we do here in and around Glacier National Park. Just what I was looking for!
Used only once so far but enjoyed everything about this harness. Very light for how robust it is and having ice clipper slots is key. More comfortable to rappel in than many comparable harnesses. I hope the durability is there with this light material but only time will tell!
Have the Choucas and the Pro. Prefer the Pro, both are comfy as free climbing harnesses. Use them ice climbing now entirely. Nice to have an actual harness instead of glorified webbing.
I bought this late winter, was slightly skeptical, and then truly impressed. The weight and absence of bulk are phenomenal, yet everything you need is there. Pretty cool thinking went into this. The leg loop attachments are super clever and work well, and I can't get over the fact that it basically fits in my pocket but is fully functional. I used it on long ice/alpine routes, where I knew that the padding provided by my clothes would ensure that it didn't dig into my hips. But really, it was at least as comfy as a padded harness, because there weren't stiff edges pressing against me. The mesh and binding seem to disperse weight/force, even at hanging belays (which are never comfy to begin with, but this was certainly no worse). I even took it to the climbing gym, just to see how it would do without the thick clothes, and lowering off of overhangs, etc. Was totally fine there, too (granted, those are short routes). Where weight and bulk matter, hands down this is a phenomenal harness.
Best lightweight mountaineering harness on the market. Hands down.