Featuring four-season performance, the Aspect Harness from Black Diamond lets you keep climbing all year long. Black Diamond's Dual Core XP Construction evenly distributes the weight load without causing pressure points.
The all-purpose Black Diamond Aspect climbing harness is designed for year-round adventures, from ice climbing in Ouray, Colo., to the warm weather and splitter cracks in Indian Creek, Utah.
|Adjustable leg loops:||36 - 39 inches|
|Belay loop:||27 - 30 inches|
|Country of Origin:||Philippines|
|Droppable leg loops:||Yes|
|Gear Loops:||4 Pressure-molded|
|Harness Class:||Rock Climbing, Alpine|
|Haul Loop:||12 kN-rated haul loop|
|Leg Loop Type:||Adjustable|
|Leg loop size:||30 - 33 inches|
|Legs:||24 x 28" / 61 x 71 cm|
|Main Buckle Closure:||Pre-Threaded|
|Padded Waist Belt:||Yes|
|Padded leg loops:||33 - 36 inches|
|Waist:||36 x 39" / 91 x 99 cm|
|Waist/Leg Sizes:||Small fits waist|
|Weight:||14 oz / 410 g (Medium)|
Being newish to climbing , this is my first harness because i was unsure what style of climbing i was going to pursue the most so i wanted something that would do it all. i wanted to avoid having to buy different harnesses for different styles of climbing, and this harness has done just that.
the ice clipper slots were what made my decision final on buying this harness. if you find yourself needing more gear loops you can purchase an ice clipper or 2 (up to 4) and increase your rack size. this is great for trad and ice climbing. then in the gym when you want a smaller rack you simply remove the ice clipper(s). i love the ice clipper because it allows you to rack gear that would otherwise need a carabiner to rack (things such as, un used belay devices, nut tools, 8 rings, exc.) i dont see the need to carry 3 extra carabiners to rack those things, plus the things can't swing around as much on an ice clipper as opposed to a carabiner on a gear loop.
i love the haul loop (i prefer to rack a chalk bag with the haul loop, its more comfortable for me)
the rear gear loop is a nice place to put items you dont need during an ascent.
i love having the ability to fully undo the waist and leg loops so its easier to put on over winter clothing on with crampons on.
the comfort is great, although this is my only harness to compare with, it fits to the body and has no pressure points that dig in over time.
overall if you are unsure of what climbing you are going to get into, i would get this because it does it all and you wont need to buy a new harness for a new style of climbing you didn't think you were going to do.
I've had this harness for about 2 years, and I've spent a lot of time climbing a lot of things in it. It's good, it's comfortable, it's durable - I was content. Then I snapped my ankle in half 100 ft up on the wall, and in the 7 hours between the fall and the ambulance, I noted two things. 1) It is really, really comfortable, even as I was dangling on the side of a cliff for a very long time. 2) Droppable leg loops. They're worth the extra $$$. When the very kind ER doctor tried to cut off my harness, I was able to simply undo it and salvage what little of my dignity was still intact.
Moral of the story: This is a great harness. It saves your life. And your dignity.
This a great harness for those that do it all. Fully adjustable accommodates winter layers or shirtless summer climbs. This is the second aspect I have had and I love the improvements from the old model. The new gear loop in the back is the best! I rack everything I need for the belay back there and it keeps the other loops open for pro. You can even throw your shoes back there for the walk off and you won't know you had them till you need them. My only complaint is the gear loops seem to set farther back that they were in the past which is a bit annoying . But it's a small price to pay for a sick harness.
I was looking for a harness that would primarily be for waterfall ice and mountaineering, but still be a good fit for some summer sport climbing. This was definitively the best harness that I could have gotten. I loved having the ice clipper slots on my harness (I know, I know, you probably hate them if you aren't an ice climber...) plus 4 good gear loops and a haul loop. The fit was great with a nice drop seat that made it possible to harness up while wearing my crampons.
this harness is an excellent choice, especially if it's still on sale. it isn't as light or thin as some harnesses (ie arc'teryx), but has a great fit, good adjustability, and offers good support when hanging for such a sporty harness. only complaint is that the gear loops are tiny compared to other brands I've used (petzl and arc'teryx). i can fit 6 or 7 draws on each, but you wouldn't want to rely on these loops alone for a trad rack.
My old Petzl Caladris harness wore out this winter and I picked up one of these to replace it. BD did a really good job with the redesign and color scheme. It's got a wide haul loop on the back which is great for clipping on an extra pair of gloves, knife or V Thread tool. The waist adjust seems to be a little sticky and won't thread unless you apply pressure on the webbing.
I bought this harness a few months ago. It's been great for just about any terrain. I'm not much of a huge multi-pitch climber, so I can't attest to the product's comfort on long routes. However, I have done a number of 2 pitch sport climbs and can say that I never had any discomfort concerning the harness. It's fast, easy, and built with BD love at a great price.
I was surprised to find that the thin padding on this harness is really stiff. When I tried it on, the waist belt was digging into my sides and didn't conform to the shape of my waist very well because of the lack of flexibility. This was irritating. I only tried it on before sending it straight back (thanks Backcountry for a great return service!)
The momentum and most other BD harnesses are much more comfortable than this. I was intending to use this for rock climbing and thought it would be fine because it's supposed to be an all-purpose harness, but there was just no way it would work for me.
It might be more comfortable when wearing winter outerwear, which provides a thicker layer between the climber and the harness. For that, I'd just call this an ice climbing harness; not specifically an "all season" harness (although it could be used as a rock harness if the comfort doesn't bother you when just wearing a T-shirt.) I didn't climb or tie into this harness, but I assume it would perform just like other BD harnesses because all the features are in the same positions.