Black Diamond Lotus

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Black Diamond Lotus
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Black Diamond Lotus - Black Diamond Womens Lotus Rock Climbing Harness - From ice climbing in the Adirondacks to long crack routes in Squamish and clip-ups in Railay, the Black Diamond Women's Lotus Climbing Harness is for women who climb it all, all year long. The Lotus provides four-season performance and comfort in any climbing situation with the Dual Core XP Construction. Dual Core XP features a women's-specific waistbelt with two thin bands of webbing around the outside of the frame and an EVA foam insert to evenly distribute load without pressure points. Pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust buckles are on the waistbelt and leg loops to accommodate varying layers throughout the seasons.The Lotus is designed with 4 Ice Clipper slots to accommodate your tools and screws, plus 4 pressure-molded gear loops and a 12 kN-rated haul loop. Bombshell abrasion patches that are 20 times more durable than standard


  • Women-specific bullhorn shape contours to the female form for an optimal fit


  • Ultra tough abrasion patches offer 20 times the durability of standard nylon
  • Dual Core XP Construction utilizes an OpenAir waistbelt with separate bands of webbing and a supportive insert to combine breathability with pressure distribution
  • Revolutionary Kinetic Core Construction allows for superior comfort in a lightweight design
  • Soft-edge construction waist belt removes the top line of tension
  • Bullhorn-shaped waist belt built using Kinetic Core Construction for extra comfort
  • Women's-specific bullhorn-shaped waistbelt and leg loops built with Dual Core XP Construction
  • 4-way nylon stretch woven
  • 420d nylon twill
  • Bombshell abrasion patches are 20 times more durable than standard nylon fabric


  • Four-season performance and comfort


  • 12 kN-rated haul loop and adjustable/detachable rear risers
  • Pressure-molded gear loops, ice clipper slots, and strength-rated haul loop offer multiple racking options
  • Pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust waistbelt and leg loop buckles allow for quick adjustment
  • Four ice-clipper slots allow customized racking
  • Clearance Harness - Old Model*
  • Four pressure-molded gear loops are contoured to keep gear right where you need it, making racking a breeze
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
The Black Diamond Women's Lotus Harness keeps you comfortable for your year-round vertical excursions. Whether you're working a sandstone route or navigating a frozen waterfall, the women-specific Lotus utilizes a bullhorn-shaped waistbelt to achieve optimal fit and pressure distribution. Black Diamond also included proprietary Dual Core XP Construction technology for a design that won't cut off your circulation while you hang off an elusive project.
Get four-season performance with the Black Diamond Lotus Harness for women. Perfect for the year-round climber, has a Dual Core XP Construction with a breathable OpenAir wasitbelt and separate bands of webbing and support. the Lotus Harness is specifically designed to fit the female form and features Pre-threaded Forged Adjust waistband and leg loops to easy adjustment to accommodate layering in the cold weather. The Lotus by Black Diamond has pressure-molded gear loops, ice clipper slots and a 12 kN rated haul loop.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Women's Lotus Harness.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Women's Lotus Harness.

Featuring four-season performance, the Women's specific Lotus 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.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The Lotus by Black Diamond is a 4-season, all-around harness designed to meet the needs of the go anywhere, year round female climber.
Mountain Gear
The Black Diamond Lotus Harness is perfect for the all season climber that wants one harness that can handle it all.
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Adjustable Leg Loops:yes
Belay Loop:Yes
Gear Loop:yes
Gear Loops:4
Harness Class:Rock Climbing, Alpine
Harness Gender:Womens
Haul Loop:12 kN-rated
Leg Loop Type:Adjustable
Legs:24 - 28" / 61 - 71 cm
Main Buckle Closure:Pre-Threaded
Note:XS size has three gear loops
Padded Leg Loops:Yes
Padded Waist Belt:Yes
Waist:33 - 36" / 84 - 91 cm
Weight:14 oz / 410 g (Medium)
Weight (Grams):420 g

Black Diamond Lotus Reviews:


Update: the newer color/updated version does have 4 gear loops in th xs; I put up this review when the older gray/teal one was still available - wish I'd waited a year!
First off - the size XS harness in the 2012 model only has 3 gear loops, BD fixed this in their updated version!
That aside, this harness is great. Sizing wise, the adjustment range of the leg loops relative to the waist loop is what sold me on this design. Sure, it's a bit heavy duty for summer climbing, especially when you're walking to and from various crags. But you know what, it's damn comfy. I've spent many an 8 hour day belaying group parties at my part time job at a rock gym and been very thankful for the cushioning.
I wanted a harness that would take me from clammy schist and granite in the summer to frozen walls of ice and hauling sleds in the winter. This harness does it all.
Bottom line: not as lightweight and airy as some of the gym and sport-climbing specific harnesses (like the Aura and Siren), but an all around workhorse that keeps coming back for more. Also, super adjustable leg loops, yes please.

Susan Rogers at on 09/16/2013
After looking at a number of women's specific harnesses and even considering some men's I think I found the best women's ice climbing harness. While I like the Petzl harnesses with the convenient slot for an ice clipper, it was placed too far back for me and made seeing the right ice screw or gear difficult when grabbing it. This harness has the slot better placed between the main gear loops and closer to the front. And it's compatible with the Petzl Caritool clipper if you prefer that over the BD version like me.
JC at on 03/04/2013

Great harness

This was the first climbing harness I've purchased and met with EMS staff at a store to understand more about the different features and what to look for. My local store didn't have the size/color combo I wanted so they were able to order it by phone for immediate shipping to me, which worked great.

So far, it's comfortable and convenient harness. I like that the leg straps are adjustable.
new climber at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 02/02/2013

Great harness

I used this for a trip to Seneca Rocks and it was great. Had enough room to carry all my equipment and was still comfortable.
klw at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 03/03/2013