The 10 Best Kids' Climbing Harnesses

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This wiki has been updated 27 times since it was first published in March of 2017. You can't stop your children from taking an interest in rock climbing, a potentially dangerous activity, but you can protect them by getting them a reliable kids' harness. When your little ones are high up on a wall or rock face, you and they are going to want something that offers a secure fit, is made from strong materials and will be comfortable, like these. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Petzl Macchu

2. Edelrid Fraggle II

3. Wild Country Spark

Editor's Notes

March 24, 2019:

Climbing harnesses for kids come in at least two variations -- there are the full-body models that offer support for both the waist and torso of the wearer, and half-body models that are essentially the same as adult harnesses, only pint-sized. The former are best for top-heavy toddlers and small children who might easily slip out of the latter; the latter, for bigger kids who may not require the extra security provided by the former. Our list includes the top models from both categories: the Edelrid Fraggle II and Petzl Ouistiti are both great for cradling tiny adventurers on the crag, while the Black Diamond Momentum and Wild Country Spark are solid options for more mature climbers. Overall, we thought the Petzl Macchu best for kids who want a harness that's every bit as functional as their adult counterparts'.

4. Petzl Ouistiti

5. Edelrid Finn II

6. DMM Tom Kitten

7. Black Diamond Momentum

8. Trango Junior

9. Fusion Centaur

10. Oumers Full Body

Chase Brush
Last updated by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).

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