Light, fast, and comfy.
The CAMP USA Flash Harness is an entirely new harness concept designed for sport climbing at the highest level. The new ultralight Flash features innovative load webbing with structural longitudinal threads that allow for a wider cross section for support, without the added weight of traditional webbing. The construction is similar to the Alp Racing harness that has already taken the ski mountaineering world by storm as the lightest, most supportive and most packable downhill harness on the market. With the Flash, CAMP USA also integrated 3mm foam padding adhered directly to the webbing for increased comfort. The gear loops are designed for optimal performance on challenging sport routes, with the front loops ergonomically molded for the fastest access to quick draws while the rear loops are softer and lay flat.
- Load webbing construction
- Padded waist and legs
- Auto-locking buckle at waist
- Four gear loops
- Chalk bag loop
- Q & A
Tried this at a demo day at my gym
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This harness is featherlight and still felt pretty secure. I demo'd it from the Camp rep at my gym. Didn't really take any whips but it seems like a weener!
Mega Low Profile
Even though its labeled as a "sport climbing" harness, this thing perform well in all environments. Used this to climb the Grand. Did the lower to upper Exum. It was great on the lower Exum since it is all roped climbing and then when we un-roped for the Upper Exum, I didn't bother removing my harness since it didn't feel like I was wearing one.
I've been climbing trad and sport in this harness and been loving it. Here is a shot of me at a hanging belay.
It is as though you're wearing nothing
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Size 33" waist and wear this in a Medium.
CAMP USA is pretty much spot on when it comes to the "light is right" mentality. And the Flash harness is pretty kick ass. When I wear this harness it is as though I'm wearing nothing. No other harness has been able to give me that feeling.
I've climbed in this harness at the gym and taken some falls in it and then outside this past weekend at Smith Rock State Park up in Oregon. I've climbing sport and trad in this. I racked a full set of C4's and UL Master cams, along with stoppers, slings, Mach Express draws and other gear and had no complaints at all.
I've got a 33" waist and opted for the size Medium. I've tried the Large and it would work but I was maxing out the waist sizing on it and felt I'd rather be in the middle of the harness range than on the lower end.
These are fixed and are a tad tight on my thighs but nothing I can't live without (this is on the Medium). On the size Large leg loops, those fit my thighs perfectly. But I figured having a better fit on my waist was more important than my legs.
4 gear loops which are perfect for holding a sport or trad rack.
When I was cragging with this, everyone was curious of its comfort. Honestly, it's pretty comfortable considering how little harness there is. Don't expect extreme comfort from this would it also wasn't painful for me nor did I have discomfort.
This thing packs down smaller than any other harness that you can sport climb in (that I know of). We went on a trip and the car was packed full of ski and climbing gear and I loved how small this thing stores. Plus makes it so I can have a smaller pack when cragging.
I've climbing sport and trad in this. No need for mega bulky trad harnesses unless you're after Rolls Royce type comfort when climbing multi-pitch. But I also took this on Rainier with me and this is a far better option than the BD Couloir harness or the Alpine Bod harness.