Light, Comfy, And Reliable.
Developed in collaboration with Dani Arnold and David Lama, the Mammut Zephir Alpine Harness is made for alpinists who want to travel light and move fast. Its minimalist design keeps weight to a minimum, while the belt's split webbing ensures optimal comfort. The flat design of the waist belt means it can be worn comfortably with a backpack. Stitched daisy chains allow you to individually position ice-screw carabiners, and four large, yet lightweight gear loops handle any extra hardware. All of it adds up to explain why the Zephir Alpine has been used everywhere from remote locales in Patagonia to the classics in Chamonix.
- A light, sturdy harness for swift, painless ascents
- Daisy chains for attaching ice screws
- Split webbing technology that keeps harness light, adjustable and comfortable
- Four large gear loops for holding lots of hardware
- Q & A
Great For What It Is Supposed To Do
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Awesome mountaineering/ice climbing/winter alpine climbing harness. It packs down really well and has ample racking space for everything from screws to cams to approach shoes.
That being said, it is horrible for hanging in. It is one of the most uncomfortable harnesses I have ever worn for trad. Due to its minimal design, there is not a lot of material there to comfort your hips. Sport laps are actually not that bad if they are short. Also, the leg loops are not comfy.
Back to racking, there is a ton of space for screws and a rock rack which is awesome. However, a full rack doesn't rack that well since the gear loops are not super sturdy. And one trip through a chimney put some heavy scratches on them but seems only cosmetic. But if you did a few chimneys on course rock, they might not last super long.
With all of this in mind, this is an alpine harness without adjustable leg loops made to compete with other certain brands's lightweight harnesses.