In Living Comfort: Mammut Togira Light


The women’s Mammut Togira Light ($79.95, has a female-friendly high rise and curved waist belt. Though it’s designed as an alpine harness and features two attachments for ice screw biners, it’s also great for sport climbing, which is how I used it. I fell a lot on bolted lines and never felt a pinch. Since it’s not as padded as trad- or big wall–specific harnesses, it saves weight at only 12.1 oz. The leg loops are elasticized, but not adjustable, which might be troublesome when layering for alpine climbs. The leg loops are also designed wider than the men’s version for a woman’s wider thighs (pure muscle, of course). The harness has a burly tie-in protector over the leg loop connection to prevent premature wear from rope rub while falling and hanging. The auto-doubled-back Togira Light is great for sport climbing, fast-and-light alpine ascents, and lots in between. —Amanda Fox