EDELRID has been a pioneer in the field of comfortable climbing harnesses for years. In order to find out the optimal load distribution and to eliminate pressure points, EDELRID also cooperated with research institutions such as the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the development. The HELIOS and HELIA climbing harnesses are the result of this collaboration.
Unprecedented comfort with low weight and small pack size - that describes in short the goal in the development of the two harnesses. To achieve this, the proven 3D Vent technology was taken up and refined: the innovative 3D Pad technology builds on the concept of the 3D-shaped hip belt and leg loops, but the padding is reduced to strategically sensible places and used more intensively there. This ensures that comfort does not suffer despite the partial reduction in padding. On the contrary: through a precise analysis of which pressure zones are created in the harness when leaning but also when hanging freely (sitting), it was possible to significantly increase the hanging comfort once again.