Black Diamond Momentum SA Package

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Black Diamond Momentum SA Package
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Black Diamond Momentum SA Climbing Harness Package Features.

Black Diamond Momentum SA Climbing Harness Package.
Whether you are inside the gym or out at the crags, the Black Diamond Momentum SA Climbing Harness Package is definitely for you. This package is a complete, convenient start-up kit for climbers. The Momentum SA harness is designed for all types of climbers, ranging from first-time climbers to the seasoned hardman. The harness comes with an abrasion-resistant nylon, breathable mesh, EVA foam padding, and soft lining material that offers excellent comfort. Offering a high-friction mode for extra stopping power, it is equipped with the ATC belay/rappel device which has 3x greater hold and stopping power than a regular-friction mode. Secure your climbs with the RockLock Screwgate carabiner that is created by cold forging, a process that produces more consistent strength ratings. It has large internal dimensions for easy usage with any belay device. With chalk-tight closures and stay-open rims, the durable, fleece-lined, solid color chalk bags easily let you get at the half to full block of chalk it hold. Keep your hands dry when you re maneuvering hard moves with the BD White Gold chalk made with Magnesium carbonate. For a climb that is fun and safe, get the Black Diamond Momentum SA Climbing Harness Package.
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Key Features.


  • 12 oz (350 grams) harness only size medium


  • Dual Core Construction uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the waistbelt
  • Harness's Dual Core Construction offers comfort and padding for a balance of pressure management and durability
  • 4 pressure-molded gear loops are reinforced with nylon webbing to provide excellent racking space with high strength
  • Bullhorn-shaped waistbelt with Dual Core Construction™ features 2 separate bands of webbing that distribute pressure while allowing great breathability
  • 4-way nylon knit
  • 210D nylon twill + 150D polyester mesh
  • Abrasion-resistant nylon, breathable mesh, EVA foam padding and a soft lining material create excellent comfort


  • Our trakFIT leg loop adjustment system uses a simple, secure slide adjuster to quickly and easily adjust the diameter of the leg loop and provide a wide range of fit


  • Venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to balance comfort and breathability without pressure points
  • Harness's OpenAir design optimizes breathability without sacrificing toughness
  • Experience excellent comfort and breathability with the Momentum SA harness' Bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waist belt

Size and Dimensions:

  • Screwgate locking carabiner has large internal dimensions; easy to use with any belay device

Traction and Grip:

  • Included chalk bag and chalk help keep hands dry and provide more grip


  • trakFIT leg adjustments feature simple slide adjusters along the leg-loop webbing; trakFIT is quick and easy to adjust and requires no doubling back


  • Rear elastic straps adjust easily and can be released


  • You can achieve maximum friction using the BD White Gold chalk made with Magnesium carbonate


  • Pre-threaded SpeedAdjust buckle on waistbelt
  • Carabiner, belay device and chalk bag come in assorted colors
  • Midsize Black Diamond chalk bag makes chalking up fingertips easy; 100g of Black Diamond White Gold chalk included
  • Momentum SA harness features four gear loops and a haul loop to make plenty of room for equipment as a climber progresses to more gear-intensive climbing
  • Its ATC belay/rappel device provides a high-friction mode for extra stopping power
  • Black Diamond Momentum SA climbing harness has a rear haul loop that is rated at 12kN
  • Patent-pending trakFIT leg loop adjustment for easy, worry-free adjustability of OpenAir leg loops
  • Traditional, fold-back waistbelt buckle
  • An included BD Chalk bag lets you reach your chalk conveniently
  • Harness features a lightweight aluminum Speed Adjust buckle at the waist that is prethreaded for quick and secure 1-handed operation
  • The RockLock Screwgate carabiner offers security with its strength and durability
  • An all-around harness for everyone from the first-time climber to the seasoned hardman
  • Package includes a Black Diamond anodized ATC belay device that lets you enjoy smooth rappels and secure belays; ideal for 8 - 11mm diameter ropes
  • BD carabiner and belay device mean that as long as this climber finds a partner, he or she can hang on the rock all day
  • For saftey, this product CANNOT be returned
  • Rock lock Screw gate locking carabiner
Black Diamond Momentum SA Rock Climbing Harness Package - The Momentum SA Rock Climbing Harness Package by Black Diamond features everything you need to get started climbing in the gym or out at the crags. The Momentum SA Package is a complete, convenient start-up kit for new climbers that includes the Momentum SA harness, an all-around harness for everyone from the first-time climber to the seasoned hardman. An ATC belay-rappel device, providing lightweight and durable belaying and rappelling performance anytime, anywhere. A RockLock Screwgate carabiner, the largest belay and rappel locker that Black Diamond makes. A Black Diamond chalk bag with chalk-tight closures and stay-open rims that allow easy access to chalk and a Black Diamond white gold chalk shot. If you are looking for a complete start-up harness kit for new climbers, you can't go wrong with the Momentum SA Rock Climbing

The Momentum SA Harness Package features everything you need to get started climbing; Momentum SA Harness, ATC Belay Device, RockLock Screwgate carabiner, Chalk bag and White Gold chalk. The Momentum AL Harness from Black Diamond is outfitted with a traditional waistbelt buckle and Black Diamonds trakFIT leg loop adjustment system, which uses a simple, secure slide adjuster to quickly and easily adjust the diameter of the leg loop and provide a wide range of fit. Built on Dual Core Construction, which uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the waistbelt and a venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to offer a breathable, lightweight comfortable harness without pressure points.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Momentum SA Package.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Men's Momentum SA Package.

Know a special someone who's looking to get on some rock this year? Hook him or her up with the Black Diamond Momentum SA Package. Complete with the basics, the package includes a harness, auto-locking carabiner, ATC belay device, chalk bag, and chalk to get your aspiring climber on the wall in no time.


The Black Diamond Momentum SA climbing harness package sets you up for a season full of rock climbing in the gym, at the crag or in the mountains.

Weight (see spec chart) is based on size Medium (harness only).


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An all-around harness for everyone from the first-time climber to the seasoned hardman, the Black Diamond Momentum SA features our Dual Core Construction to provide an expert balance of comfort, ventilation and durability. Dual Core Construction uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the waistbelt and a venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to balance comfort and breathability without pressure points. Our trakFIT leg loop adjustment system uses a simple, secure slide adjuster to quickly and easily adjust the diameter of the leg loop and provide a wide range of fit.

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Adjustable leg loops:36 - 39 inches
Belay loop:27 - 30 inches
Droppable leg loops:Yes
Fits waist:Climbing
Gear Loop:yes
Gear loops:Climbing
Harness Class:Rock Climbing
Haul Loop:yes
Leg Loop Type:Adjustable
Leg loop size:30 - 33 inches
Legs:24 x 28" / 61 x 71 cm
Main Buckle Closure:Pre-Threaded
Package includes all the basics:a climbing harness, ATC belay/rappel device, locking carabiner, chalk bag and 100g of chalk
Padded Waist Belt:Yes
Padded leg loops:33 - 36 inches
Padded waist:Climbing
Waist:36 x 39" / 91 x 99 cm
Weight:12 oz / 350 g(Medium)
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Black Diamond Momentum SA Package Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

This is a nice package that provides everything you need, except shoes, to get started climbing at a rock gym. You could piece together a beter combination of gear for less money, but it will take some work. This package becomes a really great value when it goes on sale 20-30%.
The Momentum SA harness is comfortable. I prefer the ease of the "SA" style adjustment to the "AL"because it is faster to get the harness on and tight. There is a fairly narrow range of adjustment on the waist so choose your size carefully, or go with the "DS" which allows for double the adjustment. I wear a 28-30" waist in most pants/shorts and I am at the maximum adjustment on a medium, I ended up going with a small, but the leg loops fit a bit tight even at their loosest adjustment. The adjustment on the waist is asymmetric which felt weird at first but does not effect the function of the harness. The weight is fairly low, I am sure there are lighter harnesses out, but for the price I was pleasantly surprised.
The carabiner and belay device are standard and work just fine for the beginner level climbing and rappelling I have done.
As others have stated the chalk bag is too small to get chalk on anything but your fingers. It is a very simple bag, no additional pockets or webbing to hold anything other than chalk. The closure on the bag is good, I have not had many issues with chalk coming out when drawn shut. I also did not find the attachement strap very functional, a small snap buckle would have been beter. In my opinion the chalk back is really the only sacrifice you make by going with this pre-organized kit as opposed to something you piece together.
I have only had the equipment for about a month now, so I cannot comment on long tearm durability/reliability.

foup27647 at on 09/15/2012

This is a great package for someone just starting out and would make a great gift.
The harness is safe comfy and will not be outdated as the climber reaches new levels. The quick adjust belt and leg loops protects newer climbers that might forget to double back, the gear loops are sturdy, well placed and have a capacity that allow for multipitch trad climbing. Aside from safety, comfort one of the most important aspects of a good harness.
This belay setup is the way to learn. The ATC is an industry standard and (in my opinion) is the best way for a new climber to learn to belay safely. Eventually if you take to leading and multi pitch you will want to upgrade to an ATC guide or Grigri or equivalent but you will always carry this in your crag bag as a backup. Though I don't like twistlock biners myself I think they are a great piece of equipment for new climbers and can be safer than other lockers in certain hands.
The chalkbag is the least desirable part of this package for me but only because my hands are too big for the BD chalkbags. I know a few people that still really like these and it is a great start until you figure out what you want. I had one of these for a while but eventually replaced it with a prana bag and now have an arcteryx bag that I love but that is personal preference.
All in all this is a great package. I didn't buy this set but have owned every piece and though I only use the momentum harness on a regular basis, this is a great starting point.

Danny M H at on 10/13/2013

I've been using this for 2 years now. I highly recommend this harness. It is really comfortable and made with quality you can trust. It's going to be hard to find a better harness in this price range. It's really well padded and provides plenty of utility with it's gear loops and quick adjust features.
The chalk bag works. It's a little small, but I find that it works well for me. If you have larger hands (glove size M/L or larger) I think you might not want to buy this package. You might just buy the Momentum Speed Adjust harness separately and buy a larger chalk bag.
I still use the RockLock Carabiner that this came with. It is the best - such a solid Belay biner.
The belay device is great. I think everyone should know how to use an ATC because it works and is amazingly reliable and simple. Belaying a lead climber is nice with the ATC. I ended up buying an ATC Guide (I like it a lot), but I still bring this ATC around as a backup.

Koman at on 12/18/2013

The harness biner and atc are good. but the chalk bag is pretty small. i have just above medium sized hands and my hands get stuck in the bag. i had to get rid of my chalk ball because holding the ball in the bag does not allow for my hand to come back out easily. I bought the metolious bag that looks just like this one. except the metolious bag is large AND the bag closes all the way. even if i pull super tight on the draw string. i can only get it to about a quarter sized hole. otherwise a decent set. i'd recommend you check out the bag before you buy the package. otherwise just buy everything separate. the chalk bag needs to be bigger and able to close all the way.

jus100495703 at on 01/08/2012

Great package

This is a great package to get in to all climbing, but especially gym climbing. The ATC included is best used indoors as it works with great with fat gym top ropes. I would be hesitant to use it on an outdoor lead with a big guy on the other end or a skinny rope. That is really my only gripe besides the chalk bag belt is a string. The size of the bag is smaller, but I have bigger hands and didn't think it was hard to chalk. Its not like I try to stick both hands in at once, so I am not sure why all the reviews of this talk about the small chalk bag. Get this and some shoes then get climbing!
RickV85 at REI on 01/01/2014

Perfect for the Starter

I recently bought a membership for a local rock climbing gym where they sell this same product for 15% more. Despite the increased cost at the gym, the harnesses are seen everywhere. The package is an ideal buy for those who are just starting to get into climbing, like myself. I have been climbing off and on for a decade or so and I really want get more invested in indoor as well as outdoor climbing. The Black Diamond Momentum Package has exactly everything that I was looking for to get started in the gym such as: harness, atc, locking carabiner, chalk bag, and chalk. Everything after that will be building a rack for outdoor climbing!
Tay Tay at REI on 06/06/2012

Good for the Money

Overall, the package is good. The harness is very comfortable, and goes on fairly easy, as well as comes off fairly easy. Only complaint on the harness is that after 2 weeks the stitching for the bottom loop which helps hold the belay loop in place started tearing after only maybe 10 short falls. Sent it back for an exchange so hopefully new one holds up. Chalk bag and chalk both are very good. Chalk sticks pretty well to your fingers. ATC and carabiner both work very well. You might want to consider buying an extra carabiner so that you can attach your chalk bag to the gear loop with ease.
Tall Jordan at REI on 12/12/2011

This Harness Rocks!

This harness is PERFECT for someone getting into the sport! Leg loop buckles are simple, dont require to be double backed, and are A.I.F (adjustable in "flight"). Just slide to tighten and slide to loosen. This harness is so simle a caveman can do it! Very helpful for the overwhelmed beginner that can very easily forget those safety checks of putting on the harness. Front buckle is also a self locking buckle, not requiring to be double backed.A plus in itself but may be harder to take off, especially if your hands are weak from a day of climbing...
jasonm621 at REI on 02/02/2012

Worth It!!!

Definately worth the money. Quickly goes on and off. Spent four straight hours with it and barely knew I had it on. Glad they offer the package, it saved me a few bucks and takes the guess work out for beginners like me. Can't say it's durable yet, only had it a couple weeks but so far so good except for the chalk bag. It ripped the first day, the chalk costs around four dollars, but all major components work very well. Overall good value and very satisfied with my purchase.
Tom Climber Biker at REI on 10/10/2011


A pretty solid deal here. The Black Diamond Momentum harness is a pretty comfortable and affordable harness. My only gripe with the packaged combo, which prevented my review from being five stars, is that I was unable to get the chalk bag pictured. The chalk bag that was included is a medium size, which is little small for my hands and not the orange color. But in reality, it is not of much concern since the packaged deal basically makes the bag free.
Trail Scrambler at REI on 05/05/2012

Neutral Reviews:

--Pros: comfy; easy to use and adjust; solid, well placed gear loops.
--Cons: None that I've noticed.
Chalk Bag:
--Pros: Comes included; includes chalk
--Cons: Weak chalk-sock (tore after only about three uses); small opening; has a tie-on cord instead of a clippy strap for attachment; the bag has since been replaced with a different brand
--Pros: Easy to use and teach new climbers; easy to feed rope and lower
--Cons: No auto-lock teeth (like on the ATC-XP or ATC-Guide); carabiner is HUGE, and has moved to crossload for me on more than one occasion (has since been replaced with an anti-walk carabiner)
I bought this to take with me when a friend came to visit here in Southern California and we went climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. Since then I've started climbing indoors several times a week, and the harness and belay device have performed very well. As noted above, I replaced the included carabiner with an anti-walk model after it flipped around on me in the gym. My friends with smaller locking 'biners don't seem to have the same problem, and I'm not the only one who has noticed the big 'uns flipping sideways on a belay loop. For someone who is just starting, has no gear, and isn't sure what to buy, this package makes sure you get what you need to start climbing safely. I have noticed that the packages aren't always the cheapest option for what they provide, though. If everything in the package is on sale, it can be had for around $75 if purchased separately. Even if purchased at full price it's still no savings over the package, but with the package you know you're getting what you need and won't be scrambling for the right carabiner to stick on your belay device at the last minute.

Michael Nies at on 09/23/2013