The choice between fight and Flight is obvious.
- Ultralight design built for sport climbing
- Enough gear loop space to equip a seriously long pitch with draws
Terms And Conditions
This Usage Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your conduct while using various services on the web site Backcountry.com and its affiliate web sites (collectively, the "Site"). All references to "we," "us," and "our" shall mean Backcountry.com and all references to "you" and "your" shall mean the user of the Site and Site Services. This Agreement applies to various services and activities on the Site as well as to gear review and product ratings (collectively, "Site Services"). Please read this Agreement carefully.
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE SITE, ANY SITE SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION THEREOF, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ANY REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
Any comments, reviews (including gear reviews and product ratings), posts, feedback, questions, answers, notes, messages, images, video, audio, materials, documents, data, graphics, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "User Content") you submit on the Site are not private or proprietary. By submitting User Content on or through the Site, you grant, assign and transfer to Backcountry.com all of your rights, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights and moral rights, in and to such User Content. To the extent the preceding assignment and transfer is ineffective, you hereby grant Backcountry.com an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, display, publish, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon such User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
By submitting such User Content on or through the Site, you are confirming that (a) you are the sole author of the User Content and the User Content originated with you and not copied in whole or in part from any other work; (b) you have obtained all necessary permissions associated with the User Content, including without limitation permissions relating to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and/or rights of privacy; (c) the User Content does not contain hate speech or profanity and is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, an invasion of another's privacy, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement; (d) that you are not a minor and have the legal right and capacity to enter into and comply with this Agreement; (e) such User Content does not and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement; and (f) Backcountry.com shall not in any circumstances be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the User Content.
With respect to your conduct on the Site or while using the Site Services, you agree not to: (a) attempt to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted to the Site Services whether through the Site or any third party site; (b) act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site and Site Services; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, a manufacturer or owner of any product, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfere with the Site or Site Services, or servers or networks connected to the Site or Site Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site or Site Services; (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that with respect to the Site Services: (i) is not relevant to the product, service, person or entity being reviewed; (ii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (by way of example but not limitation, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (iv) is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
User Content does not reflect the views of Backcountry.com, and Backcountry.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity, quality or reliability of any User Content, nor does Backcountry.com endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content. In no event shall Backcountry.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content, Any gear reviews and/or product ratings submitted on the Site, if displayed, are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. Under no circumstances will Backcountry.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site or Site Services.
If Backcountry.com determines, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights Backcountry.com may have under this Agreement, to: (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content; (b) remove and delete your User Content; (c) revoke your registration and right to use the User Content Submission Features; and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access to the Site and Site Services using your e-mail address, and your user name and password. Without limiting the foregoing, once User Content is submitted to the Site, Backcountry.com may take any or no action with respect to such User Content, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such User Content, but is under no obligation to offer you the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. Backcountry.com shall have no duty to attribute authorship of User Content to you and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
If, despite the foregoing assignment and transfer of rights in the User Content, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including the rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by Backcountry.com or its licensees, successors or assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release Backcountry.com, and its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Backcountry.com by virtue of any such moral rights.
You are prohibited from violating the security of any system or network compromising the Site or the Site Services, including but not limited to the following: (a) unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or Site Services or to breach security or authentication measures; (b) unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on the Site or of the Site Services; (c) interference with the Site or Site Services including without limitation, any type of flooding technique or deliberate attempt to overload the system such as denial or service attacks; (d) forging of a message header or any part of a message header; or (e) using manual or electronic means to avoid any use or access limitation placed on this Site or the Site Services. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability.
Backcountry.com reserves the right to report any activity or persons that Backcountry.com suspects has violated any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties (including the disclosure of appropriate subscriber information). Backcountry.com may also cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prosecution of any illegal conduct. Indirect or attempted violations of this Agreement and actual or attempted violations thereof by a third party on behalf of any user shall be considered violations of this Agreement by such user.
BACKCOUNTRY.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It's super comfortable and super lightweight - great harness at a great price
I'm 32' waist and 20.5' leg and Medium was perfect. Super lite and the speed adjust buckle works great for one hand tightening and no double-back needed. Don't worry about the trakFIT leg loop plastic adjustment buckle, its not load bearing and cannot see it breaking unless maybe by stepping on it. In 20 years of sport climbing this is by far the best harness I've had, its one of those great pieces of gear you want to buy two of so you have a backup of your favorite. I attached my chalk bag to the adjustable leg loop hardware in the back for no waist belt needed.
Big whips... no problem
I love the fit of this harness. 32"waist, ordered medium. I have worn it from Shelf Road to Red River Gorge and it is quick drying. Only downside is there is no loop for a chalk bag. I would recommend this to any sport climber.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this harness so much its my first one and I have not gotten to use it yet but just by the way it feels on me I know its going to kick but out there. I was worried about the plastic parts of the harness but they feel very sturdy and they aren't even weight bering, Im sure they will be great.
I have only used this harness a couple times because the ski season is still in. It only took one use, however, to make me a believer. This harness is awesome. It is comfortable. Sometimes you almost forget it is on. It's great. I really like the leg loops. You can adjust them to fit perfectly. The plastic is not weight bearing and therefore is not an issue. It just makes it more comfortable. The only thing that kind of bugs me is the lack of a gear loop in the back. I still haven't figured out where the best sport for my chalk bag is because of this. That was the only surprise. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.
My First Harness and so far My Favorite
This harness is truly amazing. It's lightweight, comfortable, and adjustable. It's not a plush harness by any means but it packs a punch for being a minimalist harness. Black Diamond knocks it out of the park again with this one!
Ultralight and out of the way
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Excellent minimalist harness. No frills, but still possesses the essentials. Great for sport climbing. Has the necessary padding for comfort, and fits a wide range per size.
One start deducted because the leg loops are small. I'm about at their maximum, but have plenty of room in the waste. I am big for a climber (6'3"/ 220#), so this might not be a problem for most.
There is a nice divider on the gear loops that helps one sort things out but keeps gear pretty close. This can work for some, and be a nightmare for others. I like not having to reach way back to get to the rear loops.
Great harness for the right person
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Wasn't a huge fan of the fit of the flight harness. Felt a little loose and somewhat cumbersome in comparison to the minimalist harnesses I've owned previously. Ended up exchanging for the ozone and happy with my decision. For the money, however, the flight is probably one of the better harnesses on the market. Lightweight and versatile.
Light and Functional
I bought this harness to trad climb. There are two things about it that are attractive:
(1) It is minimal but supportive. Trad climbers carry more gear than sportos, what you don't want is even more bulk.
(2) The gear loops are square-shaped versus the traditional sagging loop in which the biners all bunch tight, comingle and clip to one another.
More than a few times I flew in the Flight, it doesn't bite when you hit the bight.
My favorite Harness.
This is actually my favorite Black Diamond Harness, and I've found it to be quite versatile and surprisingly comfortable for its size, and the adjustable Leg Loop Feature is super handy. Love it.
Are the leg loop 'buckles' metal or...
Are the leg loop 'buckles' metal or plastic?
they are plastic, which is certainly concerning...
The speed adjust buckle slides are plastic but with the system black diamond uses the slides make the elastic tighter or looser depending on the desired fit. These harnesses are bullet proof black diamond tests all of there products and they wouldn't sell it if it was going to fail there customers. This harness is the same harness that tommy caldwell is wearing in one of his facebook pictures with alex honnold, If Tommy wears it so will I.
I can say that after using one of the harness very hard for nearly a year, with lots of chimneys, jamaring and some big whips that you don't have to worry about the plastic parts. They aren't load bearing and just there to make sure you have a perfect fit around the legs, which I really like.
Love this harness
i love this harness!! so light yet so bomber. i can't even tell i have it on. no problems with it catching me on my redpoint attempts and no problems hanging out in it as i clean my sport routes. super comfy during both. i love the speed adjust feature. i was kinda sketched about the gear loops being so close to each other. i actually can't tell the difference with gear loops that are farther apart. not to mention the color is awesome. if u want a super lightweight and bomber sport harness, this is it.
Is there a size chart available yet? I...
Is there a size chart available yet? I did not see one on the the BD website either. I have the Petzl Hirundos in sz medum but it is too big. Wondering if I'll take a small in this. 5'11", 153 lbs, 30.5 waist, and skinny legs. The Hirundos is maxed tight on me and the leg loops are just a little too big for comfort when taking falls.
that is strange that they don't have a size chart jumping out at you. i did find one here - http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/climb/harnesses/momentum-al-harness/
but it puts you in between. i'd try to try on another bd harness locally if you can and attempt to fit into the small
This harness seems to have 2 large gear...
This harness seems to have 2 large gear loops that are split into 4 total sections with some kind of smaller plasic divider piece . . Will this kinda push all your gear together and make things a bit more cramped? or vice versa?
It can be used to kind of separate the gear in whatever ratio you want and spread the load in a way that makes the most sense for your needs. It is unlikely you will have it all bunching up though.
I guess I'm just more curious if the gear will be loaded towards the outside edges of the loops or towards the middle where the divider piece is located?