Safe - Tech Harness


Safe - Tech Harness
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Safe - Tech Harness
Manufacturer Metolius
Page By awagher
Page Type Jan 8, 2006 / Jan 24, 2007
Object ID 1573
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Almost ten years in the making, this harness is the result of new Safe-Tech technology which strives to eliminate operator error. Wherever possible, each component of this harness has been engineered to withstand a 10- kilonewton load. Wide, supportive waistband with Safe-Tech buckle still holds up to 10 kN even if you forget to double-pass through the buckle. Non-directional tie-in points maintain their strength even if the rope is routed incorrectly. Patented 3-D™ system adjusts rise length and leg size to keep you upright and in balance in a fall. Four Spectra® gear loops carry a 10 kN strength rating in case of an accidental clipping error. Rear haul loop has a 16-kN strength rating.

Specs: Metolius Safe-Tech Harness

Specification Description

Weight: (11 oz.) 312 grams

Padded waist: Yes

Padded leg loops: Yes

Adjustable leg loops: Yes

Gear racking: Yes

Belay loop: Yes

Fits waist: 28 - 42.5 inches

Leg loop size: 18 - 31 inches

Droppable leg loops: Yes



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awagher - Jan 8, 2006 3:34 pm - Voted 4/5

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I like this harness very much. It has served me well while climbing rock and ice. The adjustments are all smooth and the padding is sufficient for hanging while waitning for that next pitch. I gave it 4 stars because I have not used other harnesses.

kili0601 - Jan 24, 2006 3:28 pm - Voted 5/5

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Awesome harness. Everything is bomber. You could tie into one of the gear loops and it would hold (but don't). Have used it on rock, ice and alpine and not one complaint.

verdeleone - May 28, 2007 12:43 pm - Voted 5/5

Very comfortable. My first harness, I had no inclination to take it off during a recent 3-day trip to Smith Rock. And hell for stout.

nothingmuch - May 28, 2007 7:17 pm - Hasn't voted

I bought this harness because it seemed adjustable, reasonably comfortable and idiot proof, which seemed like good choices for a beginner. Overall I'm very happy with this choice. The only complaint I have is that the gear loops are thick and stiff and stick out horizontally, which made it difficult to layer over. I imagine that gear loops pointing downwards would be more convenient for my needs (I don't know to trad climb yet).

Out of curiosity I tried tying in to the gear loops and falling roughly 1m on a static rope close to the floor. It held, as advertized, but it is very uncomfortable to be yanked from the side.

mrauthentic616rm2 - May 1, 2008 6:03 pm - Voted 5/5

Completely bomber. Comfortable. However heavy and the front gear loops are a little to close to the buckle. My cams tend to end up in my crotch. But overall a fail proof harness.

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