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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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.
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).
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.
|Adjustable leg loops:||36 - 39 inches|
|Belay loop:||27 - 30 inches|
|Droppable leg loops:||Yes|
|Harness Class:||Rock Climbing|
|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|
|Waist:||36 x 39" / 91 x 99 cm|
|Weight:||12 oz / 350 g(Medium)|
|Black Diamond Momentum Harness Package||$79.99 - $99.95|
|Black Diamond Momentum SA Harness||$45.95 - $59.95|
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.
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.
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.
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.
--Pros: comfy; easy to use and adjust; solid, well placed gear loops.
--Cons: None that I've noticed.
--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.