Arc'teryx R-320 Harness Wins ISPO Performance Award
Award-winning climbing concept
Arc’teryx’s patented new Warp Strength Technology (WST®) reinvents how ultimate comfort is achieved through an evenly distributed load. The world’s leading sporting goods exhibition, ISPO in Munich, awarded the Arc’Teryx R-320 harness with their „Ispo Performance Award“ in the hardgoods category. The new line, having taken three years of research and development, represents a completely new genre of climbing harnesses that are dramatically lighter weight, less bulky, suspiciously comfortable and equally as strong as its predecessors.
WST® makes it possible to uniformly distribute weight through a thin and supple girdle. Consequently, the unified support eliminates the need for oversized padding to off set the discomfort caused by narrow load-bearing webbing. With Warp Strength Technology, the new harnesses all weigh less than 1lbs and are extremely supple and thin, paradoxically providing levels of comfort and support previously seen as impossible. Additional features include a new self-locking buckle, wear-safety marker located on the belay loop and tie-in points, interchangeable gear loops, state-of-the-art stretchwoven materials and laminated construction.