This is DMM's top of the range all-round harness for women. The combination of the Renegade’s feature set with the women-specific fit and distinctive styling make this a comfortable and supremely functional harness. Hard redpoints, trad adventures, winter and summer – the Puma can deal with it all.
The free floating waist belt is simple but very effective – regardless of how many clothes you wear, or whether you are at the top or bottom of the sizing range, you will get a good fit with the gear loops, padding and belay loop all in the correct place.
The waist belt is constructed from high quality closed cell foam combined with a firm spreader plate. This gives excellent comfort and support, while the carefully sculpted shape allows freedom of movement, no matter how gymnastic things get.
The design improvements incorporated in the new Renegade are matched here too: tweaked the generous seven loop gear racking system (five on the Puma XS and S) so that it works better with both your winter and summer rack. The front gear loops on either side have had their orientation shifted to reduce bunching; this is particularly helpful on slabby ground or in constricted positions.
The Hypalon ice clipper attachment points have been modified so that you can use two of the clipper points without interfering with the standard gear loops. The harness can hold up to four ice clippers – more than enough racking space for the longest ice pitches!
Adjustable leg loops with Slide Lock buckles – these allow a large range of fit, but are also easy to adjust. This means you will be able to put your harness on after you’ve donned crampons without the usual awkward, frozen-fingered struggle. Another important design feature is the buckle shape. We’ve rounded off the corners and kept the profile low – this makes them less likely to snag in constricted situations. The spare webbing tails are also kept neatly out of the way with elastic retainers.
And finally it’s worth mentioning a few of the micro features which make this such a special harness. Cordura face fabric on the waistbelt and legs, ensuring extra durability. The tie-in points are also protected by an even tougher abrasion resistant webbing and the belay loop, even though it is thinner is still rated at a whopping 25kN.