Black Diamond Focus AL

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



Good all around Simple, comfortable and adjustable…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: around $50


Good all around


  • All around
  • Adjustable
  • Gear loops

Simple, comfortable and adjustable all around harness. I used it from sport to alpine climbing, from summer to winter.

I like the way gear loops are designed: easy to clip or unclip due to their upside down position.

I have used it for 4 years now and still use it.


It's adjustable; that's nice. It's padded; hooray…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $50

It's adjustable; that's nice. It's padded; hooray for me.

I have big legs so this thing digs into me when I'm not suited up for winter climbing. I don't plan on using it when the summer roles around again; I only used it last summer a few times. For a summer harness, I'll look for wider leg loops or loops that are padded thicker.

For winter climbing, this thing is very good. It adjusts easily and is easy to put on. The gear loops return up when not loaded and are easy to clip onto. I've got no problems with it really besides the fit in the legs.


Good harness, taken a lot of falls and a 20 foot whiper.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $63

Good harness, taken a lot of falls and a 20 foot whiper. It's a great harness, would not sport climb without it.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Black Diamond Focus AL Advanced Harness (Fall 2007) The Focus AL Harness by Black Diamond has adjustable leg loops, making it great for climbing on those crisp autumn or winter days that require additional layers.Weight: 460 g (1 lb) size medium

- Moosejaw

The Focus AL Harness by Black Diamond is a fully adjustable alpine climbing harness. Anatomically contoured and padded with seven millimeters of closed cell foam, the bullhorn waistbelt and fully adjustable leg loops. The versatility of adjustable leg loops allows your harness to be taken on and off without touching your crampons/boots and also gives you the option to take layers off and on keeping a tight fit no matter what. Four traditional gear loops and reinforced belay and haul loops make this a great wall, alpine or long route harness.

- RockCreek

The Black Diamond Focus AL Harness is the latest in harness innovation, constructed with a unique bullhorn waistbelt to more evenly distribute weight throughout the harness. Black Diamond made sure the harness has every feature needed for sport, trad, & big wall climbing like traditional gear loops, reinforced haul & belay loops, and 7mm closed-cell foam padding. Adjustable Leg (AL) loops mean the Focus AL can be sized for individual body type or the outerwear of the day. This feature also makes the Focus AL a great option for ice climbers and ski mountaineers no need to remove crampons or ski boots to put this puppy on.

- Backcountry Outlet

Built for four-season versatility, the Black Diamond Focus AL Harness is neither stripped down nor overly padded. Features adjustable leg loops that let you layer as needed and get your harness off with your crampons on. Bullhorn waistbelt is anatomically contoured and padded with seven millimeters of closed-cell foam. Droppable, padded leg loops provide support and cool comfort. Four traditional-molded gear loops. Reinforced haul and belay loops. Weighs 16 ounces. Waist/Leg Sizes:XS fits waist 28-31 in., leg 21-25 in.S fits waist 29-32 in., leg 22-26 in.M fits waist 32-35 in., leg 23-27 in.L fits waist 33-36 in., leg 24-29 in.XL fits waist 35-38 in., leg 25-29 in.


Black Diamond Focus AL


The Focus AL has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$32.47 - $64.95

The Black Diamond Focus AL is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 1, 2008 at Moosejaw.

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