Andrew M.wrote a review of Black Diamond Vario Speed Harness on December 11, 2009
I received my certification with a Swiss-seat (or Swiss nut cruncher) and have used many tactical and rescue orientated harnesses. I also have a Petzl that I use at the gym that I go to. This Black Diamond is built to high standards just like all the other Black Diamond products Ive seen & used. The Quality is top notch and the buckles are smooth and feel secure. I have had no noticeable slippage from the straps. The webbing is wide enough that I dont feel any cutting around my sides or my legs. The buckles are self locking so you dont need to double them back on themselves. The tie in point or clip in Point is large, easy to get to and reinforced. This harness is perfect if you are SWAT, SRT, or some sort of first responder and or rescue person. It will also work well in your local gym or climbing wall center. If you are looking for top of the line rescue equipment, or doing outdoor rock climbing then this is not for you, but if you want a light weight, short hang time, comfortable well build harness that is at a great price, then this might be perfect for you.