I love this harness for everything from cragging to ice to the rock gym. No brainer waist and leg loop closures, great gear loop design - the shape makes a significant difference compared with typical loops, biners go on and off easily. About the only thing I'd use a different seat for is a long alpine scramble or snow slog, where there is only minimal or occasional need for harness/rope. 90% of the time, this is the one in the pack. You can buy a sexier harness for two or three times the price, but probably not a better one. Its like most all Black Diamond stuff - they know what they are doing in Salt Lake, and the gear just works the way you want it to.
I love the new buckle system! It is fast and easy to slip on and off. I also like how comfortable it is, I like to SRT and climb and on a budget this harness is comfortable to sit in! would recommend to a friend for sure.
This harness does it all. I've used it on glacier routes in Patagonia (a little heavy for this, but was expecting some 5th class terrain higher up), ice routes in the rockies, and rock routes in Minnesota. It's really comfortable to hang in, the ice clipper slots are invaluable for winter climbing, and everything is easily adjustable. While the Momentum can do pretty much everything this can, I know from setting routes in each, that the Aspect is much more comfortable to hang in for long periods of time. There's not much else to be said - just a really great, all around harness. Typical BD greatness.
"Not worth the extra money. Get the Momentum AL instead."
I bought this harness because I was expecting it to be more comfortable than my current momentum AL. I am getting into multi-pitch sport climbs and I set routes in the gym. I wanted a harness that would be more comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. This harness is not noticeably more comfortable than less expensive black diamond harnesses. Don't get me wrong. It's a great harness. It's thin, light, and stylish. But that is not what I was looking for in a harness. So save yourself the money unless you just have to have it.
This harness is awesome! I have been using it for winter mountaineering and ice climbing lately but also sport and multi pitch trad routes. It has 4 slots for ice clippers for racking ice screws, 4 plastic coated gear loops for all your gear needs. It also has 5th gear loop in the back that you can clip your chalk bag to, I use it to carry my belay device, cordalette and nut tool so they are out of the way of the rack. It also has a haul loop so you can trail a second rope. The leg loops drop easily so you can answer the call of nature. The harness is also light enough for sport climbing and it's pretty comfy for those hanging belays.
"This is the greatest harness I have ever sat in!"
The comfort level of this harness is rivaled by no other harness I have ever tried on. It allows me to hang-dog on any climb i try. I can rack up any amount of gear i want as well when i set out to get my 5.3 trad on! (CRUSHIN'!) I also love the quick buckle system. There is a rated haul loop on the back to bring anything heavy up behind you. Above the haul loop is a SAWEEEET chalk bag line, seriously pimp! GET THIS HARNESS. Plus, the blue is SO cool.
"Comfortable fit. Seems built to last. Not great if you plan to be sitting in your harness a while"
Just bought this one to replace an old black diamond harness I had for years. Seems great for sport and mountaineering - looking forward to taking it on some long treks. Not super padded in the back so I can see it being a bit uncomfortable if you are sitting in your harness for a while on some long multi pitch routes.