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Is the petzl sitta worth it?

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Mike-Mayhem · · Bozeman. MT · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 60

I'm in the market for a new harness in which I'll wear for everything, although I primarily climb trad routes. 

What apeals to me about this harness is that it seems really light weight and packable, with 4 loops and two rigid front loops. I also read that it is very close to being as comfortable as the more padded harnesses on the market, due to the ergonomic design..

what I don't like: the price tag is pretty high for a lighter harness that seems like it will wear out quicker.

anyone who have used this harness care to talk me into buying one? Or rather anyone who wants to talk me into buying a better harness that's cheaper!

Aaron Liebling · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 435

Great for alpine (especially if you're skiing in). I find the gear loop spacing funky, so definitely try before you buy. Would not use when a heavy rack is needed or lots of chimnying - definitely not my primary Yosemite harness. Perfect for Chamonix or ice climbing.

lukeweiss · · St. Johnsbury, VT · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 30

I like the gear spacing. Haven't had a problem with it. I also like the separator thingy in the front gear loops. Gives me an organizational tool that I desperately need. 

Cortney LeNeave · · Golden, Colorado · Joined May 2015 · Points: 5

Ive had one for over a year and use it as my only harness. Ive climbed a lot at the gunks, one route on devils tower (chimney/OW intensive),  all over CO including alpine stuff and cragging. I am admittedly a weekend warrior but ive been up routes almost every weekend for the past year with that thing and i love it. i was wary of it at first and thought id be better off with a misty cadillac but it has actually changed my mind and am very happy i ended up w. the sitta.

it doesnt show any signs of wearing or fraying anywhere. it is indeed very very comfortable for multi pitch including carrying a double rack. Honestly it feels like you're not wearing a harness when moving about or climbing. that being said, if you plan on jugging or ascending a lot, its probably worth it to buy a more padded one. YMMV. 

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 653

I have one and I love it.  It is very packable - the stuff sack is tiny! I just fold the harness up and put it inside my helmet to carry on the approach.  The stuff sack is almost too small to fit the harness back into - I broke a gear loop by forcing it in.  Luckily, Petzl replaced it.  This has been my only harness for ice climbing and alpine rock climbing this year.  If you care about weight and packability, buy this harness!

Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an… · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 115

I like mine. Would not want to climb in Yosemite or the desert in it. It does alpine rock well. Climb mostly in red rock and Washington pass in it. Not my first pick for wide or chimneys 

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