Black Diamond Climbing Harness Review

Black Diamond Climbing Harness

There are a couple different Black Diamond climbing harnesses on the market today. But, for simplicity sake, we’re only going to look at the Black Diamond Momentum, Black Diamond Chaos, and the Black Diamond Ozone within the Black Diamond climbing harness family. There is a Black Diamond Momentum AL package that is an all in one climbing harness and comes with a belay device, biner, and chalk bag for a reasonable price at $80. There are also women’s Black Diamond climbing gear, but again for simplicity sake, we’re only going to review the three mentioned above.

Pros for the Black Diamond Climbing Harness

Affordability – Depending on which model you want, the average costs range from $40-$125.

Comfort – The leg straps and belt are easily adjustable on some models, and since it isn’t made for ice climbing, there isn’t a need for the hook that normally comes with an ice climbing harness.

Light – The Black Diamond climbing harness weighs less than 15 ounces.

Warranty – There is a one-year warranty with all the models.

Cons for the Black Diamond Climbing Harness

Does not have the essential parts for ice climbing – This climbing harness is not recommended to use as a basis for your ice climbing equipment.

No self locking mechanism – There’s no self locking buckle in the momentum model. The self locking buckle controls the speed adjust.

Gear loops break – The gear loops in the chaos model can break more easily than the other models.

Belay loop – There isn’t a belay loop in some models.

Climbing webbing – There is some talk of the webbing on the Momentum model looking dowdy.

All in all though, there is something to dislike about each of these harnesses used as rock climbing equipment. But the majority of rock climbers agree that the Black Diamond Momentum harness is the best deal.

Where To Buy These Harnesses

Amazon and an online store called Moosejaw have the best reviews when it comes to buying equipment for rock climbing. However, you can also find these harnesses at their website.

For more information about all types of Black Diamond equipment, check out their website at www.blackdiamondequipment.com.

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