Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling

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Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling Features.

Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling.
If you're a budding or professional climber, the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling makes a great choice. Lightweight and affordable, the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling is perfect for budding climbers, as well as trad, big wall, and free climbers. It has two padded slings which allow for a strangle-free aid rack management, keeping the gear out of the way as you climb all the way to the top. The dual-shoulder design distributes weight evenly and enables easy organization. Climbers will surely be amazed at how light it is, but still can handle large racks to get the job done. This gear sling also features a fleece lining and a zippered pocket to keep your climbing tools in place. Its versatility, affordability, and lightweight functionality will surely have climbers raving about it. So, whether you're into rock, trad, big wall, or free climbing, the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling is absolutely a great choice.
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Key Features.


  • Fleece lining and zippered pocket
  • Fleece lining for breathable comfort
  • Fleece lining adds a simple, classic touch


  • 2 padded slings keep the gear out of the way


  • Available in two sizes
  • Available size is small/medium


  • Lightweight and comfortable.


  • Zippered pocket keeps your climbing tools organize


  • Back pocket holds topo or smokes.


  • Dual-shoulder design distributes weight evenly and handles large racks
  • Superior racking system.
  • 5.3 oz
  • The Zodiac gear sling is the lightest and most affordable gear sling on the market
  • Always read and understand the warnings and instructions that accompany your gear.**
  • A big wall must have.
  • Dual-shoulder design for easy organization
  • Holds a big rack at the ready.
  • 2 front loops

The Zodiac Gear Sling by Black Diamond is created to organize heavy racks on long climbs; a light alternative to traditional slings. Fleece lined with a back pocket to hold a topo map.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling.
Black Diamond Zodiac Rock Climbing Gear Sling - For strangle-free aid rack management, the Zodiac from Black Diamond is your sling. Two padded slings keep gear out of your way and distribute weight evenly across your back. It's a great way to stay organized with large racks. Two panic loops on the front essential pieces close at hand. The fleece lining adds comfort to long climbs, and a small zippered pocket keeps small items secure. Double up with the Black Diamond Zodiac gear sling.
Double gear loops on the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling hold the beefy racks needed to take on serious aid pitches and rope-stretching free cracks. In addition to two full-size gear loops under each arm, the Zodiac Gear Sling includes two panic loops on the front to keep those need-to-place-quickly pieces at hand for desperate moments. Black Diamond added a fleece backing for comfort on long leads. This big wall sling even has a small pocket in the back to hold the topo.

A comfortable and lightweight double gear sling for big racks on big walls. Die cut lam construction and plastic tubing make for a light, high performance alternative to bulky gear slings. Quick access loops in front keep a few pieces within easy reach and a stretchy back pocket holds a topo or some smelling salts for a sketched out partner.

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The Zodiac Gear Sling is built to comfortably carry loads of pro on big climbs, whether you're aiding or freeing.
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Weight:5.3 oz / 151 g
Weight (Grams):151 g
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Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

For the price this is my favorite gear sling when a larger rack is required. I usually rack cams on one side, passive pro and spare 'biners on the other. All my QD's and slings go on the harness. The gear loops are solid and easy to clip. It is a pain in OW when you need one side free, but hey, make the second wear it on that pitch. It has a neat little slot on the back where I carry a small knife, topo of the route and two rap rings. If you do a lot of climbing, or climb rough rock, the plastic covering the gear loops will get scuffed up. Just hit it with some fine grit sand paper so it doesn't snag your slings.
MN_SlowTrad at on 03/11/2010

make sure you get the right size. if you get a large and you you need a medium you're screwed, you'll have cams and NUTS hanging down to your knees and it'll drive you crazy b/c every time you try to move your gear is getting caught on the rock and it feels like your belayer is pulling you off the route. So Go with a smaller size if you're on the smaller size 5'11 and under and say 210 and under.

klimbien at on 11/10/2008

The first gear sling I actually liked

I've never liked gear slings before I found this one. It really is a good design, more of a backpack than a sling. It keeps the weight more evenly distributed on both your shoulders rather than just one, and doesn't shift about much as you climb. I have no problem getting my whole rack on it either, so its great for approaches. Just throw it, a Camelback and a rope over your shoulders and you're ready to go.
Dave at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 06/06/2008

A better tool for racking.

I've only used this a few times but definitely like it better than an "over-the-shoulder" sling. Keeps gear a little higher up making it easier to get to gear on your harness and a little closer to our body so it seems to stay more out of the way during climbing.
treed at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2012

Good for multi pitch trad

I like the way it distributes gear weight. Also allows for a very organized rack. Over the shoulder gear slings leave me with a big lump of gear hanging on one side. A little overkill for 2-3 pitches but who cares!
Jeff at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2008

Good stuff

Great for that overload of gear that wont quite fit on your harness.
mountainjosh at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2008

Neutral Reviews:

The Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling is the lightest and least expensive big wall gear sling on the market. It has contoured shoulder straps that distribute weight well. The front of the gear sling has a buckle that goes on and off easily. The downside is that this does not feel very burly for a big wall sling. The gear loops are attached with small bar tacks and the clip in-points at the top don't inspire confidence if you are hanging your you entire big wall rack from the anchor. If you are on a budget, just dabbling in aid climbing, or only plan to climb a few Grade V clean aid routes, this gear sling gets the job done.
outdoorgearlab at on 06/09/2012
I just bought it and tried to hang it by one over the shoulder small sling and clip my whole weight (80kg) on the gear sling bellow. It held… Not that I would like to fall on it. It happened a couple of times that I fell while a gear sling on my harness was clipped, it broke and I lost the gear that was on it. I guess the same could happen with that gear sling.
at on 06/09/2012