CMC – Outback Convertible Harness

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A harness that redefines backcountry operations. Now available with modular Gear Loops!

The Outback Convertible Harness is a lightweight modular system for fast-moving technical teams in remote areas. Certified to EN standards and tested to ASTM standards, the Outback meets the strength requirements for a versatile mountaineering harness capable of rescue, rope access, climbing, and tactical or military operations. Its patent-pending integration lets users configure the harness for the task at hand and share components interchangeably in the field. Every team member wears the belt (5 cm width to fit through most belt loops), edge personnel add leg loops, and vertical technicians get the full ensemble. The Outback Harness goes the distance and gets the job done. It’s globally certified, highly configurable, and fully-featured for challenging mountain operations.

Note: if you’re between sizes or plan to wear multiple layers of clothing, we recommend sizing up for more range in the waist belt circumference.





Product Details



  • Sit Harness

    • Waist Belt
    • Leg Loop Assembly
    • Optional Rear Straps
  • Chest Harness

    • Chest Unit
    • Optional Rear Strap
  • Chest Ascender Kit

    • Chest Ascender
    • Ascender Strap
    • Stainless Steel Delta Quick Link
  • Carry Pouch
  • Gear Loop

Sit Harness

  • Waist Belt

    • Easily donned using the quick-connect Cobra Buckle
    • Narrow width of 5 cm (2 in) to fit through most belt loops
    • Compatible with a number of Molle attachments
    • Comfortable to wear all-day, increases technical readiness
  • Leg Loop Assembly

    • Patent-pending integration system adds leg loops without opening belt
    • Creates a highly stable connection that maintains its position on the body
    • Leg loops are closed by quick-connect Cobra Buckles, assembling in seconds
    • No need to remove backpack, skis, snowshoes, or crampons when donning
    • Aluminum D-Ring is more durable than fabric and fits multiple connections without cross loading
  • Optional Rear Straps

    • Included with the Leg Loop Assembly for added comfort when hiking
    • Rear straps are optional, lightweight, and removable if no longer desired

Chest Harness

  • Chest Unit

    • Rapidly integrated without opening the sit harness or other components
    • Allows teams to utilize the sit harness until a full body unit is preferred
    • Provides additional comfort, security, and features for rope work
    • Sternal attachment point for backup systems or helicopter operations
    • Universally sized to allow sharing between team members in the field
    • Easily assembled and adjusted using 3 Cobra Frame Buckles
  • Optional Rear Strap

    • Included with Chest Unit for added comfort on rope and hanging suspended
    • Rear strap is optional, lightweight, and easily stowed if no longer desired

Chest Ascender Kit

  • Quickly installs the lightweight Kong Futura Body mini chest ascender
  • Certified to CE EN 567 and CE EN 12841/B, compatible with rope 9 — 11 mm
  • Kit includes ascender strap and delta quick-link for rapid integration
  • Allows technicians to move on the rope without relying on a large team
  • Works in combination with other ascent/descent devices for easy progression
  • Delivers vertical mobility, hands-free positioning, and self-sufficiency

Carry Pouch

  • Compact, comfortable to carry, and made with water resistant X-50 fabric
  • Carries harness components as well as essential gear like carabiners and cord
  • Molle compatible velcro straps attach to the Waist Belt, packs, or structures
  • Zippered front pocket is sized to fit cell phones, keys, or GPS devices
  • Gear loops on each side provide easy access to equipment when roped up

Gear Loop

  • Essential accessory for organizing and carrying gear on the Outback Harness
  • Fast, light, and modular — it quickly attaches to the Waist Belt while it’s being worn
  • Redundant, closed loop design connects both Buckles for increased security
  • Each loop also functions as a gear sling, attaching equipment all-at-once to the harness
  • Multiple gear loops can be attached in desired locations for maximum versatility
  • Ideal tool for users in rescue, access, mountaineering, tactical, and teaching


  • EN 12277:2015+A1:2018
  • Tested to ASTM 1772-17


  • Sit Harness, Small: 74-84 CM (29-33 IN)
  • Sit Harness, Medium: 84 – 94 CM (33 – 37 IN)
  • Sit Harness, Large: 94 – 104 CM (37 – 41 IN)
  • Sit Harness, X-Large: 104 – 114 CM (41 – 45 IN)
  • Chest Harness: 79 – 137 CM (31 – 54 IN)