Load up for the big pitches with the double-loop Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling.
Double gear loops on the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling hold the beefy racks needed to take on serious aid pitches and rope-stretching free cracks. In addition to two full-size gear loops under each arm, the Zodiac Gear Sling includes two panic loops on the front to keep those need-to-place-quickly pieces at hand for desperate moments. Black Diamond added a fleece backing for comfort on long leads. This big wall sling even has a small pocket in the back to hold the topo.
- Q & A
Make sure it fits.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wish I could have tried it on first. May have opted for the S/M as the M/L is nearly too big. That being said I enjoy using it.
The harness held up well during a 15 day trip to Tuolumne and the Valley. It took everything my friends and I could throw at it.
BD Zodiac gear sling
This BD sling is my buddy's, he loves it and the gear sling works for him. It carries the weight nice, fits well, and gets the job done. Some people don't get the fit right, therefore unusable. I own the Metolius big wall gear sling, it's got a good sized back pouch, comfortable, and has adjusting gear loops. I like having the option to customize my gear. both do the same, one just fits everybody.
ITS ALL ABOUT SIZING
I concur with "50/50". Don't buy it unless you've tried it on and you've hung some gear on it. If this fit is good, then this gear sling would be amazing!
50 / 50
make sure you get the right size. if you get a large and you you need a medium you're screwed, you'll have cams and NUTS hanging down to your knees and it'll drive you crazy b/c every time you try to move your gear is getting caught on the rock and it feels like your belayer is pulling you off the route. So Go with a smaller size if you're on the smaller size 5'11 and under and say 210 and under.
YOU GET THE RIGHT SIZE....YOU'LL WANT TO CUT YOUR GEAR LOOPS OFF YOUR HARNESS TO SAVE WEIGHT AND THE BD GEAR SLING IS SO COMFY!!!