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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Corax

Manufacturer: Petzl

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 - 6 Votes


Page By: Erik Beeler

Created/Edited: Jan 19, 2007 / Jan 19, 2007

Object ID: 1698

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Product Description

Molded and stiffened waistbelt offers a solid fit with plenty of support

Adjustable Delta Systemâ„¢ leg loops use the latest innovations in ergonomic shaping for improved comfort and freedom of movement

Dual buckles on the waistbelt create a functional fit by ensuring the tie-in point and equipment loops are always centered

Easy-to-use buckle system provides an extra margin of safety by allowing adjustments while maintaining the correct double-back configuration

Spreader at the rear of the waistbelt offers additional support and allows the elastic straps to be dropped to answer the call of nature

Sturdy molded-nylon gear loops stand out from the harness and keep your climbing gear close for quick and easy access

Size 1
Waist belt measures 23" - 34"
Leg loops adjust 17" - 22"
Size 2
Waist belt measures 29" - 39"
Leg loops adjust 19" - 26"

Weight (Size 1) 510 grams
Padded waist Yes
Padded leg loops Yes
Adjustable leg loops Yes
Gear racking Yes
Belay loop Yes
Fits waist 23-39 inches
Leg loop size 17-36 inches


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Erik BeelerMaybe I Don't Get Out Enough...

Voted 5/5

...because this is my all time favorite harness. I use this harness for every thing! I gym , sport, trad and ice climb in it as well as mountaineering. It probably could be a bit lighter but I would rather have all the features.

The stiff gear forward gear loops are easy to use and get gear on and off of but I don't find that the gear forward feature makes a difference to my leading. This harness has proven to be very durable and has survived four years of my using it on a regular basis.

When well (properly adjusted) this harness is very comfortable. As with any harness if you are planning on hanging in it for a long time I would make sure you have adjusted the waist belt tight enough or your legs will take too much of the load.

I bought an Adjama for a light weight sport climbing harness but I wish it had the same two buckle adjustment system that the Corax has. The Corax can fit a wide range of body types and if you want to have a second harness on hand for guest climbers then get one of these. Probably a size one unless you have really big friends.

If you don't have one get one.
Posted Jan 19, 2007 2:35 pm

tommiReally great

Voted 5/5

This is really a good fitting harness. I am glad to have it now and changed from my old mammut
Posted Jan 21, 2007 3:48 pm

arturfVery good harness

Voted 5/5

I realy like this harness. Not too heavy, only about 500 gr. Very comfortable, I realy don't feel it while walking. Belt is very ergonomic, it is possible to hang in this harness for quiet a long time without feeling much discomfort. Handy, easy accessable rack spaces. I got size Nr 2, it is bit wide for legs, but waist can be ajusted any way. I have bought this size to be able to put it over much closing without problems, but it also works great at gym with only a t-shirt on. Dual buckles at waist allow to ajust it very quickly, almost with one move. I am very satisfied.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 2:11 pm

rickfordNice harness overall.

Hasn't voted

The harness is very adjustable and fairly comfortable. My only complaint is the elastic hook that connects the leg loops to the back of the waist belt- which tends to fall off on occasion. This is extremely annoying! Over all, I like the harness and have used it for trad/sport climbing as well as glacier travel.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 7:36 pm

juneauhikerNew design is worse

Voted 3/5

Since Petzl has updated the corax since these reviews I want to note that while it's still a comfortable and overall good harness, the gear loops are so low profile that getting gear on and off of them is more of a hassle than it should be climbing. It also lacks a full strength haul loop in the back, which is a feature I like.
Posted Jan 29, 2012 9:55 pm

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