Waist belts combine safety with comfort and weight. A well-fitting waist belt will comfortably support your weight around the lower back, with adjustable buckles to get the perfect fit.
Leg loops are adjustable so you can wear different layers depending on the season, beneficial when wearing warmer gear with alpine or winter climbing.
Padding in the leg loops of the harness will provide extra comfort when hanging in your harness or resting in between climbs.
Gear loops vary in number on a harness depending on the type of climbing you’re doing. They are usually made of tough rigid plastic or webbing, and are used to clip your rack too, but should never be used to tie into a belay from.
Belay loops are the strongest point of the harness, where you will belay your climbing partner from, also linking your waist belt and leg loops.
Buckles allow you to customise the fit according to your size and the number of layers you are wearing. Most modern harnesses have auto locking buckles, making it even easier to adjust the harness to fit you.