Adding drive-thru-quick convenience to the Momentum, the Momentum SA Harness by Black Diamond uses new pre-threaded Speed Adjust buckle on the waistbelt and contoured leg loops, allowing you to tighten or loosen the fit in less time than it takes for your partner to put you on belay.
DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Momentum SA Harness
Pre-threaded Speed Adjust waist belt buckle
Bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waist belt built using Dual Core Construction
Patent-pending trakfit adjustment for easy, worry-free adjustability on OpenAir leg loops
Adjustable, releasable elastic rear riser
4 pressure-molded gear loops
12 kN-rated haul loop
The SPECS of the Black Diamond Momentum SA Harness
"It's a great harness, especially considering the price range."
I chose this harness over the Petzl Sama because I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a first harness. The primary advantage of the Momentum SA over the Sama is the adjustable leg loops, and I think it is a more comfortable harness to wear, but that's subjective. Pros:Adjustable leg loopsComfortably padded waist bandAdequate gear loops for quick draws and carabinersCons:Waist can be a bit difficult to deal with, I usually have to take it out of the clip entirely to get it over my legs. Waist strap could be a bit bigger. Probably okay for people with slimmer legs. All things considered this is probably the best sub $60 dollar harness you can find. More than adequate for a beginner or intermediate sport climber.
I'm finally ready to write a review after using this harness for top roping and sport climbing for over a year. The Momentum SA harness is a fantastic value and holds up quite well. It is not the most comfortable harness I've used, but it is the best you can get at the prices point. It has held up to wear and tear very well and should continue to last me quite a while longer. There are ample gear loops for sport climbing and I haven't run into any issues with them breaking. The quick adjusts on the waist and legs work wonderfully as well. I definitely recommend it.
What else is there to say? Everyday, in the gym, in the wild, this harness delivers. It's comfortable, holds your gear, and most importantly, doesn't kill you. What else do you want? No, seriously, what else? Just buy this and start climbing already.
I love the fit of this harness, it is extremely comfortable. Even with me being a small framed person the harness fits me perfectly and I can't seem to feel any "hot spots" when wearing the harness. The harness does get pretty dirty fast, or rather shoes the dirt quickly. I like the quick adjustments on it that make it extremely easy to put on and take the harness off, although with how good this thing fits it is I can wear it almost all day without becoming to uncomfortable.
"For the money, you're not gonna get a better product"
I first climbed when I was a little kid, but then stopped. Just recently got way into it with a group of friends and didn't want to keep renting the harnesses they had at one of my college gyms. Friend already had this one and I tried it and thought it was way better than those rented ones, so I bought it, and I'm freakin amped about it haha.
My first own harness that I now tried out. Seems lightweigt and though it didn't have much padding yet comfortable. Have mainly used awful rented harnesses before so putting on a nice brand new one was all good. This seems to be one of the cheaper ones but really didn't see a reason for me to go more expensive. Easy to put on and liked the adjustable legloops, real quick fitting on them. looking forward with lots of climbing in this one.
"Cheap and light but still takes a beating."
This was my first harness i had bought as a package deal. Certaintly not my most comfortable harness i own but its really light, got enough places to put all my gear and is still kickin after a whole lot of rough climbing.
Best harness for the price. I was skeptical of the non-double backing waist belt, but I find that i completely trust it and find it much faster and easier than a harness that doubles back. The added advantages of other more expensive harnesses seem to be very minor selling points. The only exception may be the chaos if you are looking to get into the elite level of harness. Just try the harness on and you will (or will not) be sold.
I bought a Medium, I am 30 waist (skinny legs also) and it fits perfectly, a friend of mine has the small version and I find it difficult though not impossible to get in.. i love that it has the back strap, since im skinny i strap myself to my truck when giving belay to my friends hahaha..
"Good for single pitch, not great for hanging belays"
I use this harness for sport climbing a ton, and it does a great job with that. Comfy, easy to get on/off (the SA buckle is worth it). On the other hand, this is not a very good harness to hang in for any extended period of time. It's not *un*comfortable, but there are definitely better harnesses out there for you if you're going to be doing a lot of multi-pitch climbing. Then again, if you're going to be doing a lot of multi-pitch, you probably already know this. The detailing in the back tends to get kind of scuffed, but that's really only an aesthetic concern.All in all, a good all-around harness.
I work at the rock wall on campus at the college i attend and untill i got this jem in the mail have dealt with used old sketchy harnessses and seatbelt strap sh** harnesses. First of, comfortability is awsome. You legs dont go numb when your hanging working on a route. and the gear loops are sweet. overall awsome harness, not too fancy but gets everything done that i need. PROPS to moosejaw! shipping was supposed to take 8-14 days, it came in 4.