Black Diamond Aspect Harness

Climb year-round.

Climbing is a four-season sport. That's the philosophy behind Black Diamond's Aspect Harness. This year-round workhorse utilizes proprietary Dual Core XP Construction to keep weight down and comfort at a maximum. A bullhorn-shaped waistbelt keeps you snug and secure during hang sessions while you work a technical sequence.

  • Dual Core XP Construction utilizes an OpenAir waistbelt with separate bands of webbing and a supportive insert to combine breathability with pressure distribution
  • Pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust waistbelt and leg loop buckles allow for quick adjustment and optimal fit
  • Four pressure-molded gear loops and 12 kN-rated haul loop complement four ice clipper slots to provide an array of racking options
  • Abrasion patches offer 20 times the durability of nylon for added longevity
  • Reviews
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LOVE

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

comfortable, never nervous, a;ways feel super safe even when taking falls

Great Harness

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

Great all around harness, comfortable and loops for all the accessories.

Absolutely love it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

To be honest I've tried other harnesses on and I just can't get anything as comfortable and durable as this one. It's so good I now have 2! One for the gym and one for outside. It seems to have everything right for me. Good support on my back and no circulation cutoff when hanging. Have used it for 4 years so far. Will keep on using them as both haven't shown any significant wear at all. Washes well too.

Absolutely love it

Stellar

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I primarily used this harness for sport climbing. I really like the fit and feel. It had just enough padding to be comfy but light enough to not really notice it while you climbed.



Unfortunately mine met an untimely death after accidentally getting clipped into a gear loop on the wall. But for the two years before that I loved this harness. I only used this harness outside and it was well loved. I will definitely be picking up another one here soon.



I am 6'2 175lbs with 33in waist I wore a M and i fit great

Stellar

Even though the sizing said XS, the loops were much to big for my arms. Is there a way to adjust it?

I had the exact same problem! Try padding your arms with bubble wrap, it was pretty comfy once I found the right width.

Year-Round Comfort and Safety

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Black Diamond Aspect Harness was and is everything I was looking for in a harness. Light, durable, and I don't mind spending the entire day in it. Fits small.

Double back loop

    Clutch double back built in. I've spent all day in it and don't feel bad afterwards. Takes falls well.

    Great all rounder.

      I have used this harness for two days now ice climbing and so far it has been great. My one complaint and I am sure I figure it out is that it can be tough to get the waist belt to release when removing the harness. However the leg straps feel very substantial as does the rest of the harness.

      Great harness

        Great harness. Light, useful and feet's great.

        gets you to all aspects

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This harness is amazing. I am just getting into climbing and needed a harness that could help me climb in both summer and winter. I really like the comfort of this harness and how lightweight it is. The mechanism to tighten this harness can be a little difficult to figure out how it works but once adjusted it is perfect. I got a medium originally and exchanged it for a large. I would recommend sizing up in this if you plan on using this in the winter.

        gets you to all aspects

        Fantastic

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Very comfortable as long as you have the straps tightened correctly. Every once in a while I will have the leg loops too loose or too tight and I will feel pressure on my hamstrings during falls. Other than that it is very convenient to get in and out of, you can just loosen the loops and just step out of the harness rather than undoing the loops altogether. This just makes putting it on and taking it off faster.

        I was in between the medium and large sizes, right on the upper limit of medium, but just on the lower limit of large. I ended up getting the large after trying the medium, and the fit is great.

        I have been using this harness about 4-5 days per week for the last 5 months and it is still in good shape. No wrinkles or loose threads, or kinks in the stitching.

        Great Buy

          Comfortable Fit. This harness is very comfortable. I let a first time climber try this one out first. they said they had a difficult time adjusting the leg straps to fit snugly around their thighs. Once they figured out the tightening mechanism they still felt they could not get it tight enough. All in all we were able to get it to a safe tightness and they felt safe, secure and comfortable climbing for their first time

          Great harness for ice and alpine routes.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Have use the BD Aspect on ice and snow routes in Colorado and in the Cordillera Blanca, as well as rock routes in the North Cascades. The fit is great and the harness is very comfortable. Works great with Petzl Caritool Ice Carabiners. A good all around alpine harness, but not something I would use regularly in a gym setting. It would work, but I'd opted for something with more padding.

          I'm 6', 175lbs, and have a 32" waist. Purchased a large.

          Fits small

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I bought a size small, my waist size is 29, and it was too small. I'm going to exchange it for a medium. Other than the sizing issue, what a great one-quiver harness. It can do it all! Comfy enough for multi-pitch routes and light enough for alpine ascents and sending hard sport routes. Overall a great harness by black diamond and look forward to trying the larger size.

          Runs small

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

          Because of how the gear loops are positioned on the harness, you need to be at the bottom end of the size range for it to properly fit (i.e M = 30 in waist; L = 33 in waist). I wear 32 x 32 jeans and needed to buy the large.

          I made this mistake, get that large if you're a 32+ waist

          Not for the tall and slim

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          So, I originally got this harness for myself but ended up letting my little brother use it. The seat was unbalanced for me to feel comfortable sitting back in. The harness itself was very well built for the price and has plenty of room for your gear. If you are tall and slim I would recommend going up to a medium.

          My favorite color is blue...

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I really like this harness. It racks well, it it super versatile, and it does not break the bank. I have used it for a little over a year now, and it has stood up to abuse like a champ. My only complaint (and the reason that it gets 4 stars) is that it is not the most comfortable harness to hang around in for hours on end. Now, are you going to get a better harness for the price? Probably not. Would this be my first choice for a long, drawn out multi-pitch climb? Nope.

          Not bad for the price!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Has all the basic features you want, even slots for 4 ice clippers! I wish it packed up smaller like an arc'teryx harness. But for 60 bucks you can't go wrong!

          Super versatile harness

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I have used this harness for a couple of years for gym, outdoor rock, and ice climbing. For folks who want to have one workhorse harness to do it all, this is a great option. I really like the ice clipper slots, so that you can put on up to four ice clippers for racking ice screws (or even ice tools). It also has a decent amount of padding for working routes or on hanging belays. There are certainly lighter harness out there, but it's hard to beat the versatility of this one, especially a the price point.

          Photo: standing in the middle of a snowy Camp Bird Road coiling the rope after a climb. My Aspect harness is reasonably well loaded down but still feels great. Ouray, CO.

          Super versatile harness

          First Harness I've owned! sweet!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          So I'm no climbing pro but I was looking for something that is capable of tackling almost anything. I had only been indoor climbing for a few months before I bought it and had also done some mountaineering and ice climbing as well. I had used a gym harness and a beat up old unknown brand harness for those latter excursions and knew I wanted something that could do it all. The staff at my local gym pointed me towards this and I was super stoked to get it.
          It's super comfy, fits great though that took a little bit to dial in (I was on the high end of a large and low end of xl got a large though returned it for an xl) and has held up great though it hasn't exactly seen anything traumatizing. Unfortunately, it hasn't seen ice even though I planned on it. The leg loops do slide up a bit as another reviewer mentioned but it's not too annoying, I also haven't adjusted the leg loops at all since I got it.

          All in all killer first harness in my opinion. I've only ever tried this one though.