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Black Diamond - Alpine Bod Harness

Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness

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$37.46 Original price:$49.95
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    • Black, L
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    Tech Specs

    Material:
    nylon
    Padding:
    none
    Adjustable Leg Loops:
    yes
    Gear Loops:
    4
    Haul Loop:
    no
    Claimed Weight:
    14 oz
    Recommended Use:
    alpine & expidition
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    Alpine Bod Harness

    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.

    • Super light and still comfortable
    • Can be added or removed while wearing skis or crampons

    Good canyon harness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this harness for canyoneering, which tends to be very hard on gear. I've managed to burn up my first alpine bod, but I'm here to buy another one because it lasted so well. The minimal design is tough, and doesn't add a lot of bulk, which is nice. It's also easy to put on over boots, shoes, wetsuits, whatever. Also, canyon-style descenders attach to the leg/waist loop carabiner in the correct orientation. Only complaint is that you can't attach a Scuttlebutt or other butt-protector, but I think that's a small price to pay.

    Not comfy, but does its job

      This is not the type of harness you want to spend all day in, but it’s perfect for fast moving alpine activities where you only need it for a few pitches. It’s that simple. I am taking this to Mexico for glacier travel and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.

      packable

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      This is a great harness for backcountry skiing or patrolling. It can pack down to a reasonable size to fit in a backpack. The clips on the legs also make it possible to put this harness on without taking your skis off.

      First harness ever

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      super excited to break this in!! fits true to size

      Great! But......

        I love this harness! It’s great and I have loved using it! Because it is a alpine harness. This is more used for rappelling and caves. My only issue is not with the harness. It’s that most climbing gyms will not allow this kind in their gyms. I would recommend another harness if you want to gym climb.

        Simple and Light

          Use this for ski mountaineering, works great, not a ton of features but that's to be expected.

          Super simple!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I've used this harness last summer on a trip up Rainier. As a newb to glacier travel I found this harness easy to use and the price is on point! I look forward to using on more glacier trips and ski mountaineering. I have a 34 to 36 inch waist and went with the size L.

          Super simple!

          Does the Job

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This Harness works great, I know it is not designed for all of these I have used it for Mountaineering, Climbing, Caving and Canyoning. It's simple it's light, and relatively comfortable and it's super easy to put on.

          Only downfall is that you have to clip/tie in though two loops and this can be a bit of a pain especially harness is on tight.

          Does the Job

          A classic

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Simple, easy and perfect for ski mountaineering. Simple and easy to put on and take off. Has all you need and packs up so small it takes up very little space.

          No muss. No fuss

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          Great for ski mountaineering trips and really anything where you have a layer or two of clothes that can act as padding. Good amount of loops and attachment point for carrying gear.

          Minimal and light.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This harness is great for skiing and ski mountaineering. Super light and minimal, no unnecessary stuff. No padding yes but no need when your using it for glacier travel or an alpine assault. Easy to take on and off even with boots and crampons on.

          Light, Fast, Great Mountaineering Choice

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          When you have a love for mountaineering you'll most likely find this harness in your bag. Yea, there is no padding but you'll not be setting much on the side of a mountain in this. It's fast to slip into with no need to take off your skis, boots or crampons.



          I've been using this harness for a few years and there's many more left. Picking up another just to have for friends who are without gear.

          Does the job

            This is my harness that I use for glacier travel and splitboard mountaineering. It is fairly light, inexpensive, and is super easy to get in and out of with your gear on. The sizing is pretty consistent with the size chart but that size chart is more based off of a boyish figure in my opinion. I would say if you have a feminine figure and are on the cusp between two sizes to go with the larger one.

            The classic alpine harness

              I have used this harness so many times in so many different situations and it has never let me down. However, since I now use it exclusively for ski mountaineering, I replaced it for the Black Diamond Couloir Harness.

              Joshua, I am wondering how you would rate the couloir harness against this Alpine Bod Harness now that you have both. I have been considering the couloir and almost purchased it but pulled back at the last moment wondering if it is as user friendly as the Bod. It occurred to me that the Belay loop on the couloir poses a bit of a dilemma when you want to add or subtract a pant layer and might require that you take the harness off completely to do so, which would require that you also remove your ski's or crampons. I would love to get your (or anyone else's) feedback on that. Thanks in advance.

              Easy and Light

                This harness is perfect for alpine climbing. Easy to put on and remove. It packs fairly small due to its simple construction and is light to carry. Even though it doesn’t have any padding it is actually comfortable to wear. I would recommend this for any mountaineer.

                Easy and Light

                Simple. Light.

                  I got this harness for alpine climbing and just light weight endevours. It works perfectly for that. No frills, no padding, just simple webbing with some gear loops...its all ya need!! I recommend this to everyone.

                  Actually pretty comfy

                    Bought this puppy for do it all duty and it has not disappointed. I use it primarily for ski mountaineering and alpine climbing. Plenty of gear loops to hold your rack and solid feeling buckles and straps to add security. I've even used it for sport climbing. I think it's pretty comfortable, but maybe I don't know what I'm missing with a nice padded harness.

                    Actually pretty comfy

                    Nice and simple

                      Bought a couple of these for my son and I to do the via ferrata down in Telluride and used them on the glaciers of Mt. Rainier. Packs light and small.

                      Black Diamond

                      Men's & Unisex Harnesses
                      Alpine Bod, Bod
                       XSSMLXL
                      Waist

                      23 - 27in

                      (56 - 68cm)

                      26 - 30in

                      (66 - 76cm)

                      29 - 33in

                      (74 - 84cm)

                      32 - 36in

                      (81 - 91cm)

                      35 - 39in

                      (89 - 99cm)

                      Legs

                      16 - 20in

                      (41 - 51cm)

                      18 - 22in

                      (46 - 56cm)

                      20 - 24in

                      (51 - 61cm)

                      22 - 26in

                      (56 - 66cm)

                      24 - 28in

                      (61 - 71cm)

                      Big Gun, Aspect, Momentum, Xenos
                       SMLXLXXL
                      Waist

                      27 - 30in

                      (69 - 76cm)

                      30 - 33in

                      (76 - 84cm)

                      33 - 36in

                      (84 - 91cm)

                      36 - 39in

                      (91 - 99cm)

                      40 - 45in

                      (100 - 114cm)

                      Legs

                      18 - 22in

                      (46 - 56cm)

                      20 - 24in

                      (51 - 61cm)

                      22 - 26in

                      (56 - 66cm)

                      24 - 28in

                      (61 - 71cm)

                      26 - 30in

                      (66 - 76cm)

                      Couloir
                       XS / SS / MM / LL / XLXXL
                      Waist

                      24 - 30in

                      (61 - 76cm)

                      27 - 33in

                      (69 - 84cm)

                      30 - 36in

                      (76 - 91cm)

                      33 - 39in

                      (84 - 99cm)

                      36 - 44in

                      (91 - 112cm)

                      Legs

                      17 - 20in

                      (43 - 51cm)

                      19 - 24in

                      (48 - 61cm)

                      21 - 26in

                      (53 - 66cm)

                      23 - 27in

                      (58 - 69cm)

                      25 - 34in

                      (64 - 86cm)

                      Solution, Technician, Vision, Zone
                       XSSMLXL
                      Waist

                      24 - 27in

                      (61 - 69cm)

                      27 - 30in

                      (69 - 76cm)

                      30 - 33in

                      (76 - 84cm)

                      33 - 36in

                      (84 - 91cm)

                      36 - 39in

                      (91 - 99cm)

                      Legs

                      17 - 19in

                      (43 - 48cm)

                      19 - 21in

                      (48 - 53cm)

                      21 - 23in

                      (53 - 58cm)

                      23 - 25in

                      (58 - 63cm)

                      25 - 27in

                      (64 - 69cm)

                      Chaos
                       SMLXL
                      Waist

                      27 - 30in

                      (69 - 76cm)

                      30 - 33in

                      (76 - 84cm)

                      33 - 36in

                      (84 - 91cm)

                      36 - 39in

                      (91 - 99cm)

                      Legs

                      19 - 21in

                      (48 - 53cm)

                      21 - 23in

                      (53 - 58cm)

                      23 - 25in

                      (58 - 63cm)

                      25 - 27in

                      (64 - 69cm)

                      Momentum DS
                       XXSXS / ML / XL
                      Waist

                      22 - 31in

                      (56 - 78cm)

                      26 - 35in

                      (69 - 89cm)

                      30 - 42in

                      (76 - 107cm)

                      Legs

                      16 - 21in

                      (41 - 53cm)

                      18 - 24in

                      (46 - 61cm)

                      21 - 27in

                      (53 - 69cm)

                      Vario Speed
                       One Size
                      Waist

                      23 - 42in

                      (58 - 107cm)

                      Legs

                      17 - 28in

                      (43 - 71cm)

                      Vario Chest
                       One Size
                      Chest

                      24 - 46in

                      (61 - 117cm)

                      How to Measure:
                      Waist:
                      Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
                      Legs:
                      Measure around the fullest part of your legs at the top of your thigh.