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    The classic.

    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
    • Item #BLD0099

    Tech Specs

    Adjustable Leg Loops
    Gear Loops
    Haul Loop
    Claimed Weight
    14 oz
    Recommended Use
    lightweight alpinism
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    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

    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

          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

            sport climbing

            I know that this isnt what its made for but, It is a pretty good sport harness, and it has 4 GEAR LOOPS! get a better descrption backcountry

            sport climbing

            Good for what it is, NOT A SPORT HARNESS

              I bought mine several years ago for use in adventure races (carry it in a pack all day, put it on for one rappel, put it back in the pack). This would be an ideal use, along with mountaineering where you need to rope up but don't expect to fall or weight the rope often. For these types of activities it's perfect as it's light weight, packable, and goes on and off quickly.

              For the beginner out there, please keep in mind that this is NOT comfortable to sport climb or toprope, and lots of gyms won't be comfortable with you using it there (they may even have a policy against any harness lacking a belay loop). For a more general purpose inexpensive harness, see Black Diamond Momentum AL.

              I'm glad I have it.

                I'd never wear this harness myself, but I'm always glad I have it in my kit. I use this to get new climbers comfortable with putting on their own gear (it's pretty idiot-proof, easy to put on, and all the attachment points are easy to see) and for top-roping.

                Happy trails!

                Best Harness Ever!

                  I've been using this harness for years for indoor and outdoor rock climbing and mountaineering. I've tried others but keep coming back! I find it plenty comfortable for a day of climbing and I like this style better than the full leg loops which I always fidget with and never quite feel right. I also LOVE that it's easy to put on while keeping both feet on the ground - way important when you're perched on an icy slope trying to get your harness on - and it's fast to adjust for different layers. I have a 24" waist and small hips and the XS fits well. I find that many other brands don't go small enough to make me feel secure when I'm just in one layer. Great harness!

                  great for ski/snowboard mountaineering

                    I wore this harness for a week in AK while heil-boarding glaciated terrain. It is super light and adjustable so I didn't even feel like I had a harness on while riding. The leg clips make it easy to get in and out of in my snowboard gear. I haven't actually used this for climbing/mountaineering yet but it seems as though it will perform as well as my indoor harness. Since I wear snowboard gear with it I'm not worried about the harness being less padded than others. As others have stated, don't forget an extra carabiner or webbing to use as a belay loop. I'm female, 5'4", 135 and got a medium, which is almost too big with layers for me but it works.

                    would you recommend the bod for rappelli...

                    would you recommend the bod for rappelling?

                    Is tri axial loading the carabiner an issue...

                    Is tri axial loading the carabiner an issue with this harness? I feel like the lack of a belay loop encourages this and I am concerned about the safety aspect.

                    Best Answer

                    Yes, and for that reason, many gyms won't let you use it. This harness is designed for tying into directly, and not intended for multiple falls and prolonged loading. It's more suited to ski mountaineering and other light uses where you're not likely to take a full factor fall.

                    If you're looking for an inexpensive harness with a belay loop, look at the BD Momentum AL. I've had mine a little over a year and I love it. Very comfortable and safe.

                    What are the waist sizes that go w?ith the...

                    What are the waist sizes that go w?ith the XS, S, M. L. XL, etc provided in the options for orders

                    Question about sizing the BD alpine bod...

                    Question about sizing the BD alpine bod harness (or any harness). Should I order my normal waist size? My concern is the harness fitting over several layers of clothing. Thanks Much.

                    where is the belay loop?

                    where is the belay loop?

                    Is this Harness as good as everyone says?...

                    Is this Harness as good as everyone says? Is it okay? Is there a better one at this website that I should know about? Is there any others that you like better?

                    I bought this to climb the mast on my...

                    I bought this to climb the mast on my racing yacht. I have since discovered that for a safety inspection we need a hanress or bosun chair that meets a certain standard. Does this hanress meet any recognised international standards I can quote?

                    I used to spend a lot of time on boats and I've never heard of any such standards, but I would not be surprised if this harness didn't meet them. Black Diamond is mostly a climbing company, and I would guess that it is not a priority for them to check their products against sailing standards. That said, most climbing harnesses are built more comfortably, lighter, and stronger than any sailing harness I've come across, so if you can convince the inspectors of that, you're golden! Also, I'm not sure how long you'll be in the harness, but be aware that this harness isn't really intended for long hangs. For just a slightly higher price, you can get something like the BD Momentum with padded straps that will be way more comfortable.

                    BD's harnesses are UIAA and CEN certified... check with the race officials, but it's likely more than adequate. That said, you will need a bosun's chair attachment for longer work sessions. The leg straps won't be very comfortable to sit in for more than a few minutes.

                    anyone use this much for just sport/trad...

                    anyone use this much for just sport/trad climbing? I've taken it mountaineering and it did great, just not sure if I want to leave my padded Focus at home.

                    I have used mine a ton for sport climbing and am planning a trad climb this summer and will be using it for that to and it works great. I have taken some pretty big falls on it and yes its not padded but the webbing is much wider then most padded harnesses so it spreads the wait out alot more and makes it the most comfertable harness I have ever taken a fall in