Black Diamond Alpine Bod

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I started rock climbing fairly recently and bought…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $35

I started rock climbing fairly recently and bought this for my first harness. I really like it and can't see myself buying a different one unless this one wears out. I use it primarily for simpler, single-pitch routes and have had no issues with safety, durability, or comfort.

I think the best thing about this harness is that it is also very versatile. I'm a "gear junkie" with way more hobbies than I can afford. It's nice having a harness that can be used for rock-climbing, mountaineering, scrambling, via ferrata, etc.

If you're a hardcore rockclimber with a little extra cash, you may want to experiment with some fancier harnesses. If you need something simple, affordable, and functional, be confident that this harness will do the job great.


Mine is the older model, gear loops have been added…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $35

Mine is the older model, gear loops have been added now. I find this harness has been adequate for alpine climbing and I have done low class rock climbing with it too. One advantage is that it is simple and lightweight. Another advantage is that it is adjustable because I seem to gain weight and use more clothing in the winter. It is as safe as any certified, approved harness. Because it has no padding it isn't comfortable to hang in for more than a few minutes. It has no belay loop, but that hasn't been a problem. It depends on what you use it for, but for my purposes, so far, it has been great.

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The Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness is a perfected no-frills alpine-style harness ideal for glacier travel, ski mountaineering and alpine climbing. Detachable leg loops ensure the Alpine Bod is easy to don over bulky mountaineering or ski boots. The unpadded Alpine Bod might not be your first choice for hanging belays, however its small pack size, minimal weight, and features give it an advantage in alpine terrain. Constructed from quick-dry nylon webbing, no padding Traditional buckle Quick-release, detachable leg loops Leg loop adjustment ensures a comfortable fit over bulky layers Four gear loops 12 kN rated haul loop Includes mesh storage sack

- OMCgear

The Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness had been around for about 100 years for a reason. It's simple, lightweight, and extremely versatile. Two gear loops hold just enough gear for an alpine climb, and the diaper-style design can be put on and taken off even when you're wearing skis.


Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness 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 SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Alpine Bod All-Around Harness Weight: 14 oz / 395 g Type: Unisex Nylon webbing The SPECS for Extra Small Waist: 23 x 27in. / 58 x 68 cm Legs: 16 x 20in. / 41 x 51 cm The SPECS for Small Waist: 26 x 30in. / 66 x 76 cm Legs: 18 x 22in. / 46 x 56 cm The SPECS for Medium Waist: 29 x 33in. / 74 x 84 cm Legs: 20 x 24in. / 51 x 61 cm The SPECS for Large Waist: 32 x 36in. / 81 x 89 cm Legs: 22 x 26in. / 56 x 66 cm The SPECS for Extra Large Waist: 35 x 39in. / 89 x 99 cm Legs: 24 x 28in. / 61 x 71 cm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw

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.