Rappelling, rock climbing and zip lining are three incredibly fun alfresco activities. The only problem with them is that they can be quite dangerous when done incorrectly. When you go rock climbing, for instance, chances are you’ll do it on a very high, very steep cliff. One wrong move could result in you tumbling all the way down and into the afterlife. Climbing harnesses are essential for the safety of any climber, more so kids who are green in this area.
Below is a list that looks at the top five kids’ climbing harnesses on Amazon.
Top 5 kids’ climbing harnesses 2017 review
1. Petzl Simba Child’s Climbing Harness
When compared to many other kids’ climbing harnesses out there, the Petzl Simba climbing harness for kids is among the best. The Petzl Simba, for instance, fits much better on children than most other harnesses. When fitted to the child, the Petzl Simba Child’s Climbing Harness provides maximum safety when you seek to go rock climbing or zip lining or anything like that.
This is basically what I liked most about this children’s climbing harness. It is safe and allows your child to climb rocks or do whatever other activity without bringing him/her any problems. I also liked that it can be easily adjusted so as to fit different sizes of kids or so as to make it more comfortable. This harness is very well built and very sturdy.I also think that it looks good.A couple of kids I’ve asked seemed to be attracted to it.
It has to be said that there is hardly a better children’s climbing harness than the Petzl Simba Child’s Climbing Harness.
2. Black Diamond Vario Speed Harness
The Black Diamond Vario Speed Harness has a design known as “one-size-fits-all”, which I found extremely convenient. This design allows basically anyone who wants to climb a rock or to zip line to use it (so it also counts as a kids’ climbing harness).I like the Black Diamond Vario Speed Harness for that reason perhaps more than most.
This rock climbing harness is versatile in that it comes with adjustable leg and waist loops, which are fully armed with speed buckles so that the user can remain safe and can use this harness without much hassle.You will also find that the pre-strung clasps of the Black Diamond Vario Speed Harness make doubling back redundant, therefore a green horn mountaineer will not be at risk of disremembering. The Black Diamond Vario Speed Harness is built with a sole hard-wearing tie-in socket that I found useful because a partner in the rock climbing expedition will not tie him/herself in incorrectly.
This kids’ climbing harnesses comes with self-fastening abdomen and leg belts with twofold metal that I found out does not have to be inverse-rang to be securely fastened. This is an essential safety feature of the Black Diamond Vario Speed Harness especially when climbing or rappelling for the very first time (an event for which you will want to be completely secure). I also realized that it is easy to visually inspect young ones who use this climbing harness to make sure they are securely fastened. This is, all in all, a very good children’s climbing harness.
A feature of the Black Diamond Vario Speed HarnessI liked and that you will find really useful in a number of situations is the fastening point. This point on this climbing harness is a clearly marked, extremely robust ring that looks up from the wearer’s abdomen.All things considered, this is a wonderful harness not just for kids, but for everyone as it is easily adjustable, easy to use and incredibly safe. It is easily among my favorites.
3. Petzl Kids’ Ouistiti Full Body Harness
I have used the Petzl Kids’ Ouistiti Full Body Harness for children between the ages of 4 and 9 years old, who weigh less than 30 kg. It comes with a couple of double-back clasps that you can adjust at the back of this kids’ climbing harness so as to ensure they are away from the curious hands of the children who wear it.I also think it has aesthetically pleasing webbing.This is likewise a one-size-fits-all Petzl harness for kids. Its recyclable zippered sacks let the children try on the harness before they purchase it so they can know if it is the right one for them. I think that’s a useful bit of consumer advice.
4. Black Diamond Wiz Kid Harness
From what I gathered, this is a brilliantly festooned cheap climbing gear for kids that is made for young novice rock climbers. The Black Diamond Wiz Kid Harness comes with all the safety and versatility features that come with the manufacturer’s adult harnesses, except in much smaller dimensions. So basically, my kid and I can have matching harnesses, which I think helps with bonding.
As with Black Diamond’s Momentum and Primrose rock climbing harnesses, the Wiz Kid Harness is made with Black Diamond’s dual core construction technique, which consists of two thin bands of high-ductility netting on the external boundaries of the waist belt and a ventilation-friendly Open Air foam in the middle to provide the very best lightweight luxury and security without any pressure points whatsoever.
In short, what this means is that the Wiz Kid is very comfortable and easy to use.
5. Petzl Macchu Children’s Harness
This is another Petzl harness for kids that offers comfortable and modifiable abdomen and leg loops; two of the most important features of any harness. In my opinion, the Petzl Macchu Children’s Harness is not overly complex. It is good for rock climbing and rappelling for kids, I will admit.It also adjusts to suit the child’s needs, which is good too. This harness is identical to the construction of similar adult harnesses (again, like one I would use myself but only this is smaller)I found that it allows for perfect weight distribution at the waist and the legs. This ensures maximum comfort for the kid.
The conclusion to this is simple; the ideal kids’ climbing harnesses needs to have the features that all the above have; safety, comfort and adjustability. Do not bother with a harness that lacks any of these things as it will end up costing you eventually.