Review: Petzl Sitta Harness

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Petzl Sitta Harness Climbing Gear Review

Airy, Ultra-Comfy Harness

Climbing Gear Editors' Choice Awards

“Lightweight harnesses aren’t supposed to be this comfortable,” one user said after a few whippers on the limestone tufas of Kalymnos, Greece. The wireframe technology uses Spectra strands as the skeleton, which run through the entire waistbelt and leg loops, and with a bonded fabric and no stitching on the outer material, testers found that the Sitta (9.5 oz.) was just as easy to wear as a fully padded big wall rig. Removing the foam makes it twice as packable, squeezing down to about the size of your morning cereal bowl. Indian Creek testers lauded the removable plastic separator on the front two gear loops, which organized gear and upped stiffness, making it easier to grab and go in terminal pump situations.

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