I can't even remember the name of my last Black Diamond harness (women's something in green), I bought it back in 2007 and climbed all around the US in it. My old harness got put through the wringer, alpine, ice, rock, 14'ers, gym. The Lotus so far is waaaaay more comfortable. I recently starting to become the photographer in our group, so I needed a harness I can hang out in. This is great so far. I imagine I'll use it like I did the last one, in every type of climbing I encounter. I bought it because it is an all-around harness, and I definitely got my money's worth (even a steal, I got it on sale at 20% off and an extra 5% off in an email promo!).
I just bought this harness because I lost some weight and my Petzl Luna was to big :( It is super light and really comfortable. I would highly recommend it.. It's easy to put on and easy to adjust, no double backing anything. So far I've used it for gym climbing, outdoor sport, and ice. My only complaint and the reason I can't give it five stars is because the legs loops make my legs REALLY sweaty when I'm in the gym or outside when it is warm. They don't breathe at all. The Petzl harness was much better in that respect. Otherwise it is great!
I use this harness almost every weekend taking my family to the climbing wall, and hopfully soon when my kids are comfortable back to the actual crag! It is quite comfortable to wear and easy to adjust. I have no problem holding up the kids as they learn to move and fall as well as my husband (however, if he falls I tend to fly about 3 feet up in the air!) but none the less I'm secure, my hubby is and so is my harness. It also helps that it is quite pretty and when there a lot of people around and I take it off I instantly know where mine is. Would most definately recommend this harness.
You just shouldn't get any other harness, ever! it is very, very comfortable. If you are a beginner, don't get another one thinking they are cheaper, you will want to change them for this one! well, in Brazil we don't use harness in gyms, only outdoors and definitively this is the best one for going outdoors. For me, regulating the legs is just perfect, i tried other harness that i couldn't regulate and i couldn't find any that fit me well, but this one is just perfect. They dont constrain your movements, and in that they are perfect. Also, no need to say it, but they look really cool (: I love it!!!
"Great harness! Love it! It deserves more.."
Got this harness earlier this year and have worn it for many single-pitch sport climbs. It's very technical and the gear loops are wonderful but the leg loops are designed for a climber in layers. If you're looking for a sport climbing harness, try something more comfortable. Don't get me wrong though, this harness is badass, it just needs to see some alpine and multi pitch. I love it because it reminds me I want more out of climbing.
From the ice slipper slots, to the extra "gear loop" in the back, to the quick release "butt straps," to the pretty color, this harness rocks. This harness it great for ice climbing and regular trad or sport climbing. The 4 gear loops are nice, except if you want to lead trad, you may be wishing you had 6. It's totally do-able, however, and I would not trade it. The lotus is surprisingly comfortable as well. It's nothing like the Misty Mountain Cadillac, but it holds it's own. When I have to retire my current lotus, there is no question that i'll buy another.
Great harness! I wanted something that was versatile and long-lasting, and this is it. Like other reviewers I was most attracted to the metal buckles. It's durable, comfortable for long hangs, and looks super sweet. I love the adjustability--wear it over snowpants or shorts...both work. Plus the color is totally fantastic.
This thing is rock solid! Got this for my girlfriend for x-mass and she says its super comfortable. I love the speed adjust METAL buckles which was the main reason for getting the Lotus instead of the primrose. Other reviews of the BD primrose state there have been issues with the plastic ones breaking. A friend of hers even has the primrose and tried the lotus on and she loved it so much shell be buying one too. Bottom line spend the extra 25 bucks and get the lotus its more comfortable has all metal buckles and IMHO the color is way cooler too!
I've only climbed with this harness a couple of itmes so far, but it is amazing! Incredibly light and comfortable, doesn't feel like I even have a harness on, except that I'm totally safe to fall or belay. The lotus is pretty attractive, which is an added bonus on top of all it's functional harness excellence. Fits true to size.
"Got it for the girl, can't stop her now"
Got this bad boy for my girlfriend for Christmas. Compared to a few other harnesses that she tried on, she really loved it. I guess this one was really designed to fit a woman much more than some other harnesses. It's really durable, padded in the right areas. She crushes now and left me for some other strong dude. Glad that the harness could get her there.
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