Black Diamond Momentum SA

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Fantastic, reasonably priced harness. I was able to…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: borrowed it

Summary

Fantastic, reasonably priced harness.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easily adjusted.
  • Can't buckle incorrectly

Cons

  • None that I can find

I was able to spend the day climbing at an indoor gym today with four of my students (12 & 13year olds) and another instructor.  Everyone used the Momentum SA harness.

For first time climbers, the harness was straightforward.  It was easy to put on and adjust.  I have used several BD Bod harnesses for the past 15 years or so.  My latest version should have been retired last year, so when presented with the opportunity to try the SA, I jumped at the chance.

The harness is very easy to put on.  The "Speed Buckle" at the waist is pre-threaded, meaning you can't un-do the belt portion of the harness, all you can do is tighten it.  The leg loops have these sliders attached to elastic webbing that are very easy to tighten, and loosen a little when it's your turn to belay.  Two gear loops are located on each side towards the rear. 

The only negative I could find is in the haul loop.  I had no problem hanging my chalk bag from it and accessing it with either hand.  Two of my students, however, had a hard time reaching it and had to hang their chalk bags from one of the gear loops.

I am 5' 9" and weigh 145.  The medium was close to being too large.  When I buy one, I'll probably get a small.

All in all, I had a great day climbing thanks to a harness that seamed to disappear when I wasn't belaying or on the wall.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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An all-around harness for everyone from the first-time climber to the seasoned hardman, the Black Diamond Momentum SA features BD's Dual Core Construction to provide an expert balance of comfort, ventilation and durability. Dual Core Construction uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the waistbelt and a venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to balance comfort and breathability without pressure points. Our trakFIT leg loop adjustment system uses a simple, secure slide adjuster to quickly and easily adjust the diameter of the leg loop and provide a wide range of fit.

- CampSaver.com

The Black Diamond Momentum SA Harness is an excellent all-around harness. OpenAir EVA foam insert ensures optimal ventilation and Speed Adjust buckle allow plenty of adjustment. The Black Diamond Momentum Speed Adjust is an excellent intermediate harness that offers comfort, ease of use and versatility far beyond its small price tag. Pre-threaded Speed Adjust waistbelt buckle Bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waistbelt built using Dual Core Construction Dual Core Construction uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the waistbelt and a venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to balance comfort and breathability without pressure points Patent-pending trakFIT leg loops eliminate buckles and extra fabric and provide easy adjustment and a huge size range Adjustable, releasable elastic rear riser 12 kN (2,698 lbf) rated haul loops

- OMCgear

Free Shipping. Black Diamond Momentum SA Harness 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 SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Momentum SA Harness Weight: 12 oz / 350 g 210d nylon twill + 150d polyester mesh 4-way nylon knit The SPECS for Small Waist: 27 x 30in. / 69 x 76 cm Legs: 18 x 22in. / 46 x 56 cm The SPECS for Medium Waist: 30 x 33in. / 76 x 84 cm Legs: 20 x 24in. / 51 x 61 cm The SPECS for Large Waist: 33 x 36in. / 84 x 91 cm Legs: 22 x 26in. / 56 x 66 cm The SPECS for Extra Large Waist: 36 x 39in. / 91 x 99 cm Legs: 24 x 28in. / 61 x 71 cm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw

Black Diamond Momentum Speed Adjust Rock Climbing Harness. An all-around harness for everyone from the first-time climber to the seasoned hardman, the Black Diamond Momentum SA features Black Diamond's Dual Core Construction to provide an expert balance of comfort, ventilation and durability. Dual Core Construction uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the waistbelt and a venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to balance comfort and breathability without pressure points. Black Diamond's trakFIT leg loop adjustment system uses a simple, secure slide adjuster to quickly and easily adjust the diameter of the leg loop and provide a wide range of fit. Pre-threaded SpeedAdjust buckle on waistbelt. Bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waistbelt built using Dual Core Construction. Patent-pending trakFIT leg adjustment for easy, worry-free adjustability of OpenAir leg loops. Adjustable releasable rear elastic riser. 4 pressure-molded gear loops. 12 kN-rated haul loop. Series: All-Around Series. Weight: 350g (12 oz)

- Tahoe Mountain Sports