Petzl Sama - Sport Harness Review


 

Petzl Sama,
$68, 13 ounces
Overall grade: A-
Summary: One of two speed-buckle rigs we reviewed, the Sama rivals the Geko for striking a fine balance between comfort and mobility thanks to its ample-for-its-weight padding and contoured fit. The Sama also shares the Geko’s optimal gear-loop combo of molded loops fore and woven loops aft. The swami sports slots for Petzl’s Caritool ice-tool/screw-racking carabiner, which adds to the rig’s versatility. In the interest of that same versatility, this harness would have been pretty near perfect if it had a full-strength haul loop. The Sama shares the Arc’teryx Vapor’s foible of stick-skinny leg loops, but in this case larger-size loops are unfortunately not available. Petzl does make a sub-14-ounce adjustable-leg-loop harness, the Adjama.
Petzl: (877) 807-3805, www.petzl.com

The Test Results

Arc’teryx Vapor
BlueWater Icon
C.A.M.P. Geko
Edelweiss Alpha
Mammut Apollo
Misty Mountain Arête
Ocun Mescal
Petzl Sama
Singing Rock Rhythm
Trango Fly
Wild Country Helix Ziplock

 


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