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BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness

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  • BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness

    Lightweight and minimalist, Black Diamond's classic Alpine Bod Harness features quick-release leg loop buckles for easy on/off without removing your crampons, or even your skis.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Weighs only 14 ounces (medium); great for ski mountaineers and ice climbing
    • Sewn from durable quick-dry nylon webbing and is designed to fold up tightly for easy storage
    • Wide unpadded waist belt
    • Adjustable unpadded leg loops
    • Can fit over several layers of clothing
    • Four handy gear loops

  • BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness

    Package No
    Gender Unisex
    Adjustable Leg Loops Yes
    Belay Loop No
    Fits Waist 26-37 in. (depending on size)
    Gear Loops 4
    Leg Loop Size 19-25 in. (depending on size)
    Padded Leg Loops No
    Padded Waist Belt No
    Weight 14 oz.
    Weight (grams) 397 g
    Leg Loop Type Adjustable
    Main Buckle Closure Double-Back

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BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid climber (3)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good minimal harness

    By Simon

    from North Carolina

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • mountaineering

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

      I bought this for some mountaineering trips I will be going on but it has come in handy as a backup harness for local climbing trips. (something for my friends to wear) You do not want to hang around in this harness for any length of time but for short toprope routes it works fine.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ouch!

      By Zeke

      from Farmington, CT

      About Me Avid Climber

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Folds up small
      • Simple

      Cons

      • Difficult to put on
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

        I bought this harness for ice climbing and mountaineering. I used it ice climbing for two days and returned it because:

        1. The leg straps always seem to align with the most sensitive parts of the male anatomy when lowering. I'd hate to take a big fall on this harness.

        2. The clip-on leg straps are very convenient when dressed in winter clothes and crampons, but doubling back the belt strap is very difficult without removing your gloves.

        3. The design of the front tie-in straps allows the rope to slide left or right much more than my other (Petzl) harness. If a foot slipped while being lowered this seemed to increase the body twist and it was much harder to recover gracefully (I cramponed a big hole in my pants his way).

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Godd solid workmanlike harness

        By Don Rolph

        from East Walpole, MA

        About Me Avid Climber

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Simple

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor
          • Long Climbs
          • Outdoor

          Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

          This replaces a BOD harness I have owned for many years. Comfortable, leightweight, highly functionasl, this makes an excellent all around harness.

          I have used it for day climbs, rock gym , ice climbing, and alpine mountaineergin and it has always peformed well being among other thngs, easy to put on and take off over bulky clothing.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Got what I wanted.

          By Suki_0112358

          from Skowhegan, Maine

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Simple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor

            Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

            I was looking for something simple as a safety harness. This is just what I was looking for. Thanks for being there.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            We use to wash side of boat

            By BN

            from On the Water

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual
              • Extreme conditions

              Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

              Use as saftey equipment to work hands free while working / washing side of boat.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice and Simple

              By Steve

              from Boston, MA

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Simple
              • Works well with crampons

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

                  A great no frills harness. Just be aware that some rock gyms will not let you climb with them. There is a worry that it can slowly undo the gate on a locking biner. So if you want to climb indoors, get a harness with a belay loop, or check with your gym first.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does everything...

                  By Mark

                  from Ashland, OR 97520, USA

                  Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

                  Light, simple, cheap. Feels pretty much the same hanging on as the fancy ones. Can climb one pitch, multi pitch, walls, alpine, ice, and ski mountaineer with this one harness. Packs down to nothing and dries fast. I cut off the gear loops for squeezing into offwidths. Couldn't be a more practical rig.

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Alpine Harness

                  By Chris

                  from Minneapolis, MN, USA

                  Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

                  This is just what you want in a minimalist alpine mountaineering harness. Very light, stowable and effective. This isn't the harness you want to spend a lot of time actually hanging in, but that's the point with an alpine mountaineering harness.... if you're hanging in it alot, you're doing something wrong :-)

                   
                  5.0

                  Smaller than I expected

                  By Christie

                  from Seldom_used

                  Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

                  Very comfortable harness. It's a little on the smaller side but it still fits me good. Best starter harness by far for the money. If you decide to purchase, you won't be disappointed!

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  can't wait to try it

                  By dangergirl

                  from ct

                  About Me Avid Climber

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Simple

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Bod Climbing Harness:

                    Haven't tried it yet but it looks like it will work well with crampons.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size

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