Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness

Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness

Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 66.
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Product Description Item No.   10002933

Award Winner - People's Choice Award

The Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness is a simple climbing harness geared towards ice and alpine climbing. The whole harness is constructed with nylon webbing, with quick-release leg loops and a traditional double-back buckle at the waist. The little guy weighs in at only 14 ounces and packs away easily when you're not on the wall. Four gear loops and a haul loop brings your gear along with you for the ride and the whole thing dries quickly in unsavory weather. Not to shabby on the wallet either.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Alpine Bod All-Around Harness

  • Traditional buckle
  • Quick-release leg loops
  • 4 gear loops
  • 12 kN-rated haul loop
  • Entire harness constructed from quick-dry nylon webbing

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Disclaimer: All climbing equipment is final sale.
Weight: 14 oz
Weight (Medium): 14 oz
Awards: Spadout People's Choice Award
Gender: Mens, Unisex
Features: Adjustable Leg Loops, Haul Loop
Best Use: Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine, Ice and Mixed Climbing
Gear Loops: 4
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Quality for Low bucks! Simple Design provides all you need for a simple climb. The Alpine Bod is probably the cheapest harness in the general market.The simple design will do its job in keeping you safe. The Pros:The Price! Although its cheap, it does its job.The set up is safe and it still has plenty of gear loops.The wide Hip belt gives a bit more comfort and support than skinner belts.The set up forces to you to rope yourself in using the entire belt as an anchor, not just a loop that is sown on the front of the harness. The Cons:There is no padding.This can cause some comfort issues, especially if you are wearing all day.The harness is very flimsy, and therefore lacks the stiffness and support of some pricier harnesses.
Date published: 2009-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's not to like? As light as you can ask for, next to invisible classic BD black. Go for it. With four gear loops, wide-enough leg loops, and the simplest of design, the Alpine Bod is deservedly a classic. Meeting weight requirements for the airlines and the pack makes every ounce count and this is as light as you can get for the quality. Waist and leg loops are big enough to absorb the burdens (ah, but you never all, do you?--at least not on alpine!); may not a great choice for hours of working your 5.14 sport project and hanging more of the time than not (come on, everybody hangs). Granted, this one's only for modest climbers who don't insist on showing off: BD classic black, and this time they leave off the orange accents! Go for it.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Super Reliable Choice for Winter I own an older version of this warhorse. It's a super reliable choice for winter because you can easily put it on, or take it off, without taking boots or crampons off, and it doesn't collect snow or ice. It doesn't have a belay loop, so be ready for that. The lack of belay loop is part of what makes it so easy to put on/take off while wearing boots. And if you're planning to carry a heavy pack while wearing a harness, choose the BD Couloir Harness instead; the near-rigid gear loops on this harness will dig into your hips if you're wearing it under a heavy pack's hip belt.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No-belay-loop is a small price to pay for ease in dropping trou. Great for with crampons.,,,,No belay loop to forget to do the waist belt through. The plastic leg-loop buckles are more convenient than super sturdy, right?, but they shouldn't end up being all that weight bearing.,,,,I'm not sure it fits quite right, but the comfort of being able to undo/redo the leg loops instantly totally makes up for that. But then I spend most of a climbing trip sitting around vs being on duty and all.,,,,Oh, and everyone's ass looks good in their harnesses. Am I not showing off like I could by staying unclipped?,,,,-E PS Someone said you wouldn't be allowed to use a belayloopless harness like this at a rock gym. I dunno. FWIW.
Date published: 2008-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything... 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.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great design, but wacky sizing This is the best designed alpine harness out there with the dropping leg loops. The sizing it not entirely accurate though, so I'd recommend trying different sizes on before you buy. I bought the large since I have a 32" waist and it said 32-36", but it is too big, only going down to 34" when I actually measured it. And when it's cinched down all the way that puts the buckle right where you need to attach a carabiner to belay or rappel. If you can't try one on and are in the overlap range between sizes, definitely get the smaller size. The description doesn't say this, but it comes in a mesh bag with a velcro closure.
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Durable but uncomfortable I've used this harness on a lot of alpine climbs over the years but I'm ready to transition to something more comfortable. I like that it is possible to put on and take off over large boots and crampons. However it is incredibly uncomfortable and even painful to repel in this harness. Since there isn't a belay loop the webbing pulls taut across my crotch even on low angle rapels. This is fairly obvious but I do enough rappelling on alpine climbs that I don't see a point to having a harness I never want to rapel in. I also find it difficult to open a carabiner attached to the front area when the harness is weighted.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Alpine 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 :-)
Date published: 2015-03-26
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