BLACK DIAMOND Lotus Climbing Harness

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BLACK DIAMOND Lotus Climbing Harness
 
3.5

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4.0

Solid all-arounder, but not extraordinary

By climbing_addiction

from Cambridge, MA

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Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Lotus Climbing Harness:

      I have a difficult time finding harnesses that fit just the way I like, but the Lotus had an excellent fit. The waist belt shape is really comfortable, and the adjustable leg loops let you get your preferred fit just right. It still fits well when worn with a slightly lower rise (more on your hips than your waist) versus other women's harnesses I have tried.

      Another feature I really liked the cord sewn in above the haul loop in the back as well, it would be a great place to clip off a chalk bag or shoes. I appreciated the "extra durable" surfaces as well, though I did not put them to the test.

      However, the sizing was still a little off for me---if you are between BD sizes like me, the gear loops will be far off-center.

      I also didn't like the gear loops. I could only fit 9 wiregate biners onto each BD loop, but 11 onto my current Mammut harness. The shape of the gear loops is OK; they are nice and stiff for easy clipping and they are sewn low on the harness so wearing a pack over them shouldn't break them, but if you did crack them, they would probably be really annoying to use.

      I ended up returning the harness for the sizing and gear loops issues.

      Overall I'd say that if one particular feature (e.g. racking capacity or weight) is a make-or-break for you, then another harness might suit you better; but that the Lotus is really comfortable and versatile and does an all-around solid but not extraordinary job.

       
      3.0

      Pretty good

      By Outdoor Cor

      from Hayden, ID

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Big Gear Loops
      • Easy on
      • Great Ice Clipper Attachm

      Cons

      • Not very comfortable

      Best Uses

      • ice climbing

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Lotus Climbing Harness:

      I've used this harness ice climbing and I love the large gear loops and that they are easily accessible (my biggest complaint about my last harness). It is definitely not the most comfortable and I wouldn't want to be stuck in a hanging belay. I found it on sale and happy about the purchase. I am a 31" waist and the medium was cinched down as tight as it will go, but it wasn't extremely cold, so there is lots of room for more layers.

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