Best one for me
Im new to the sport but that doesnt mean I cant tell a good product when I see and wear one. I went into REI store with some friends who are seasoned climbers and harness selection is subjective , its what your body likes the best. I tried every harness on in the store and this one was the most comfortable and im clibing 5.10a indoor and its holding up to the abuse so far. When i hung from rei rope in store this harness kept me more upright while the other harnesses had me leaning backward and when you fall or coming down a route I dongt want to be leaning backward forcing me to use my stomach and back muscles to keep me upright.
The size if im correct was one to large but ill have to double check that. I do not have my harness right now but I believe i got a small instead of medium. Im 5'9 145-150lbs, waist 33-34 but i believe i got the small, which has room to expand a inch or two outward.
The leg adjustments are easy to move and so far they have stayed in place but i wish they could be tightened like the waist on the harness but thas not really a problem.
This is a great harness and the price is great. Theres other harnesses twice the price but this one beats them all for me.
Which harness should you get? Whatever one youll use and fits you best, for me its this one
At my first visit to REI, one of my friends suggested to me to buy my own harness. We found the Momentum. It was reasonably priced (45 after tax) so I decided to go with it. I had no previous knowledge of climbing equipment. I used this harness A LOT this past summer. I used it for belay, rappel, zip line, high ropes, and climbing walls. It performed great! I liked the gear loops a lot. I found that they were useful for things like a radio, water bottle, keys, and other gear. The harness was comfortable if I fell from the high ropes(a fall of about 3-4 feet) or the climbing wall(3-4 feet) or even from the zip line. Very sturdy harness. I didn't get sweaty or anything even after belaying for 3-4 hours. I'm 6'4" and average build, and the large size harness fit me very comfortably.VERY GOOD BUY!
Best harness I've used
I'm new to climbing and have been hitting the indoor gym 2-3 times a week since the summer. This harness replaced my Mammut Togir Light that I had started on. Really just wanted something a little more 'sturdy' feeling and comfortable. The Togir would give me a hell of a wedgie and is so thin I'd start thinking about it if I were high up. Not totally knocking the Togir, I had no safety problems with it, but it really is a 'light' harness. A little too light for me.
The Momentum is well built, quite comfortable and has all the normal features you would expect. Unlike the other reviewer it fits my legs quite nicely, and the overall fit is great. Definitely subjective though. I have a 33" waist, and I went for the large since I have extra room for tightening when wearing more layers.
Great for sport and all-around use
This is a great value for the money. Excellent harness for indoor and sport climbing. I like the speed adjust buckle, makes getting in and out much faster and easier.
Cannot really comment on durability since it was purchased just few months ago, but I dragged it through some chimneys, so far without problems.
It doesn't feel very comfortable to me when sitting in it for longer periods of time (on hanging belays), so I would not really recommend this for big walls
It's light and compact enough that it would probably work for mountaineering, but I prefer my BD Couloir there.
If you're tight on budget, this is a very good all-arounder, but not only that. It is my first choice for indoor and weekends at the local crags
I got this harness after a recommendation from a friend. For the price, it doesn't get much better. The only complaint I have is that the size medium is just a little too big for my 28 inch waist and the small sized harness was too small.
However, the pros are incredibly numerous. Despite the size problem I have, it's still an incredibly comfortable harness. It's very simple to put on and use and is padded very nicely. The loops on the waist and on the back are also a nice feature that allow for quick access to chalk bags, belay systems, etc.
For the price, this harness is excellent and I can see myself using it for a very long time.
The Momentum Keeps You Going
This harness is solid as a rock. Easy adjustments, the legs will self adjust essentially because of the elasticity and the waist is essentially a "set-it-and-forget-it" system. I read that it was difficult to get on and off, it's not, at least not any more so than any other harness and why would you want a harness that will come off easily anyway? The back is a little thick which can get pretty hot when the sun's baking down on you. That's the case with mesh though too, ultimately I'd prefer the comfort of the thicker padding rather than unsupportive yet "cooling" mesh. Black Diamond is an awesome company with a great reputation and this harness lives up to their standards.
Best Value I Have Experienced
At its price point, I would recommend this harness to anyone considering it. I climb 3-5 times a week and had this harness for over a year and ended up retiring it due to sizing before it ever wore out on me.
The leg loops are fool proof and the waist adjustment is easy with the auto-double-backing buckles. The harness weighs marginally more than harnesses that cost almost three times as much.
If you are looking for an "all-around" harness that would fit the needs of a recreational climber, this harness is great.
I cannot be more satisfied with this harness. At the price point it is a great value. I have a size 30-31 waist and ended up buying a medium which fits well, and has sufficient room in the event my waist expands over time.
The harness is very easy to use and very comfortable. The leg adjustment straps are simple to use and hold tight without issue.
The padding is sufficient and not uncomfortable to hang in - and is also breathable.
Good Inexpensive Harness
I used this harness today climbing outside for my first time. I am new to climbing and therefore don't have much to compare this harness to but I can say without question that it is much more comfortable and lightweight than whatever the gym was renting when I went. Since I'm new, I spent plenty of time falling on it and hanging in it trying to figure out the routes. Very pleased with this purchase and it's very inexpensive.
Simple, quality harness.
I use this for outdoor climbing, 4+ days a week. Great harness, simple, and holds up to the daily grind of climbing. The Speed Adjustment feature is completely unnecessary. It would take maybe 2 seconds more to adjust the leg straps with a normal system.
This harness isn't very comfortable. If you feel that you will be spending a lot of time "taking" or sitting up on the wall, then this isn't for you.