trampmasterwrote a review of Black Diamond Chaos Harness on March 31, 2011
I was going to buy last year's model that was orange but this one came out just in time. I emailed a black diamond rep and he said there are 2 differences between this lime green new model and the older orange one. The yellow has hooks on the leg loops so you can drop your drawers if you need to and it is slightly stiffer with more support and burlier material in the leg loops. I have only climbed with it on about 10 climbs. At first it felt the same as my old harness and I wasn't too impressed, especially because I was comparing this expensive harness to my old mammut $35 harness. The more I climb with it the more I realize how much lighter and comfortable it is. The only complaints I have pertain to the gear loops and the speed adjust. The gear loops seem a little flimsy and when they have gear on them they tuck into your body so its hard to clip things to them. The speed adjust took some getting used to. Its speedy to get on, but its difficult to get off without a little practice. All said I love this harness and will keep it for years to come.