The Vario Chest Harness by Black Diamond offers excellent upright stability for climbers jugging overhanging fixed lines or rappelling with large loads. NOTE: Adjustable Chest harness must be used with a sit harness. It cannot be used alone.
The Black Diamond Vario Chest Harness is essential for glacier travel where flipping upside down is a real possibility. The Vario also excels at jugging fixed lines or those rapping with large loads. Wide, burly webbing and large aluminum buckles provide long lasting durability.
When upright stability is needed, the lightweight, durable and affordable Vario Chest is your choice.
|Adjustable Leg Loops:||no|
|Country of Origin:||Philippines|
|Fits Waist:||23-42 inches|
|Harness Class:||Chest & Body|
|Main Buckle Closure:||Double-Back|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661081999|
|Weight:||9 oz / 255 g|
|Weight (Grams):||225 g|
As the title says, the harness is not elaborate but does the job. The webbing is wide so it is more comfortable than using standard 1in webbing to make a chest harness. Black Diamond also makes quality gear so I expect this harness to standup to whatever I throw at it. The harness also has a great deal of adjustment and I have a large chest with a tall torso and was still able to get a good fit without any trouble. No tie-in for the back but it isn't needed. Using the tie-in in the front works perfectly well by itself.
We use a couple of these at my work, and while we don't use it often at all, the simplicity of this chest harness is appreciated. Much like the BD vario speed harness, there is no padding but the webbing used is wide so applies pressure to a wider area. It's clear if you get it twisted and easy to tell if someone els has it on correctly. Not the most useful but it does the job in easy style.
Purchased one of these for the rider of a zipline. Works great, no complaints from the wearers.