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MetoliusSafe Tech Deluxe Improved Harness

Be safe out there.

Metolius designed the Safe Tech Deluxe Improved Harness for climbers who want that extra peace-of-mind when they're out on a ledge. Each component (including leg risers, gear-loops, haul-loops, and belay-loops) is engineered to withstand a load of at least 2250lbf, which is full strength and typically the max impact force rating of a modern climbing rope.

  • Reduce clutter at rappels and multi-pitch anchors with the two belay/rap loops
  • Front gear loops stay out for easy racking and rear loops lie flat when you have a pack on
  • Adjustable rise (distance between waist-belt and leg loops) for the right fit
  • 10kN-rated rope locator counteracts tie-in errors
  • Shaped foam for lower-back support
  • Durable tie points for years of use
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Light Weight But Hard to Put on

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So I use this belt when working on the tall ship I crew on. On the plus side, the belt is a lot lighter than my singing rock sit harness and is comfortable to "sit" in. On the negative side, the belt is a bit difficult to put on and tighten appropriately- hopefully the company can come up with a better system

Comfy but has an annoying flaw

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This harness is comfy but I've noticed a big flaw with this harness. The lower tie in point has some stitching to reinforce it but the stitching does not go all the way around the tie in point, it leaves a very thick edge. This causes the rope to sometimes sit on the very side of the lower tie in point when you fall or are hanging. This causes you to hang sideways in the harness until you shift around enough to pop the rope off of this edge piece of reinforced fabric. The belay loops also catch on this fabric as you walk in the harness, very annoying! However, the harness is still very comfy and the adjustable rise is a godsend for some at 6'4"

Travis, what did you mean by the 'very side'?

awesome harness

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

That's how you make a harness. Perfect harness for trad and light Aid. Just used it on the lost Arrow tip. They don't make them like this anymore. Metolius gear has won me over. At least someone is still concerned with quality.

Really comfortable harness

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Takes a little practice to get it cinched down on the waist and thighs. Helps to flip the metal piece exactly perpendicular to the strap to hold it in place while you feed it through and back on itself.

Awesome Harness

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Double Belay Loops, Strength Rated Everything, Huge Padding, Awesome Harness. I am 6 foot 4 and about 200 pounds and I found the Large to fit perfectly. The main harness and leg loops are pretty adjustable, covering a wide range of sizes. I use this harness for everything from sport climbing in the gym, trad climbing up Little Cottonwood, and highlining all over the Wasatch. Originally purchased as a harness to make me feel warm and cozy on big highlines, I found that I love feeling warm and cozy 10 feet above my last piece climbing as well. I have had this harness almost two years now and after much abuse, it looks brand new. If you are looking for a beefy harness that is going to last a long time, look no further.

Awesome Harness

The kind you trust your life with

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this harness for my scariest outdoor adventures. I love how everything on this harness is adjustable and bullet proof. The gear loops are designed well so that your remaining gear will always rest in the center of the loops, making grabbing your gear very easy. There is no "weak" spot on the harness. I think it goes without saying that the dual belay loops make multi-pitch and cleaning routes significantly easier. Makes you think why you ever used only one of them. This is my favorite traditional climbing harness on the market.

The kind you trust your life with

Definition of BURLY!

    We purchased some Safe Tech Duluxe Updated harnesses because they give piece of mind.



    Every loop and attachment point is rated making the "entire" harness very strong.



    Gear loop placement along with double belay loops make this harness functional and allow for better gear/rope organization than traditional harnesses.



    Safe Tech harnesses are most likely over-kill for the beginner or average sport climber; but, they make a great harness for large or complicated routes ...or out of the box adventures ...see pic below.

    Definition of BURLY!

    GERONIMO!!!

    When jumping out of a hot air balloon with a 1/4 mile of rope attaching you to your anchor on another balloon... Well, this is the only harness we were willing to trust our lives with.



    Oh, and it makes for a really really safe and strong harness for climbing as well ...which is all that you should do with this harness.

    GERONIMO!!!

    Awesome picture Shaun !!!



    I selected this image to feature on the homepage of Backcountry.com in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

    Great all day Harness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    i am a huge fan of the Deluxe Harness. i use it for sport, trad, and big walls. the awesome thing about this harness, everything is weight tested. the gear loops(9 kN), rear haul loops(9 kN), and even elastic leg loops(6.6 kN) give great peace of mind. it has great support and comfort even with a double/triple rack, super strong, and looks good. Metolius pretty much made an idiot proof setup. lead climbing or making that dreaded repel at 3 a.m., i promise you'll be stoked you have this bomber harness on. the Safe Tech Series is choice, with the Deluxe being my overall top pick. the picture is of me and Gabe on the summit of Devil's Tower via Durrance.

    Great all day Harness

    Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this harness. Its super comfortable and I feel super confident leading in it because it never hurts to take a fall. The only time I don't like it is if I have to carry it in a pack. Its heavy and bulky, so I have another harness for outdoor climbing that isn't a short walk from the car.

    all around great harness

      rating this a 5 for all around use, adjustability and comfort.

      It's really comfortable..

        I just bought the model down from this one as I couldn't see any difference. Both have the same load ratings as well as the crappy double back buckle. Why 5 star? It is just plain comfortable. That with the 10 KN loops and 12 KN haul loop and I think its perfect with the exception of the fastening system... again, then why 5 star instead of 4... it really is comfortable. I'm 5' 10" and weigh about 210. It feels as comfortable as my old BD big wall harness. That big wall rig is twice as wide. Yea.. it was a hard decision but with comfort like this I can put up with the old, antiquated buckle... but it was almost a 4 star non the less.

        Just an additional note. The model I bought, the 70 something one I mention above has a gear loop on the right side that hangs right over the forward part of your right thigh. About where your pocket is on a pair of jeans. I notice that they have moved this loop back on this model... I've gotten used to it but I would prefer the loop back where it is on most harness's. I am thinking of updating to this for that reason. Still amazingly comfortable though.

        Configuration of gear loops - I've had...

        Configuration of gear loops -

        I've had my eye on the safe-tech harness for a while, and am interested in purchasing...

        One thing that concerns me a little is where the gear loops are placed. It LOOKS like one loop is sewn to the bottom of the waist belt, the other is sewn to the top of the waist belt right above it.... i.e. the upper one sits on top of the lower one... i imagine racking gear would be difficult on the lower loop if you have gear on the upper loop BUT i can't see the harness from a side view - no web sites that i've found have a side-view of the harness.

        do you happen to have a side-view of this harness?

        Best Answer

        OH and how did the IMPROVED version change from the original?

        I've got the old "deluxe" version and have only seen this new (improved) version in photos, but it looks to me like the main improvements are the addition of a second belay loop (last version had only one), and the placement of the gear loops.

        not quite stacked butnot all the way apart either (see image above)...

        hope this helps!

        Hello all... How would this harness compare...

        Hello all... How would this harness compare to the BD Speed Adjust Harness... I am a beginning climber looking for my first harness... the Metolius is more $$ but seems beefier (does that mean safer and more durable?)... the BD is less $$ but seems like it is easier to take off for bouldering routes. I am living in FL right now so am only climbing indoors... which would be more appropriate. Thanks.

        I would go with the BD. There is nothing to be gained with this harness for a beginner climber. I would suggest getting something like a the Speed or Momentum. Get something fairly inexpensive and if you get really serious with climbing you will know what kind of features you are looking for in an upgrade.

        I would go with the BD. There is nothing to be gained with this harness for a beginner climber. I would suggest getting something like a the Speed or Momentum. Get something fairly inexpensive and if you get really serious with climbing you will know what kind of features you are looking for in an upgrade.