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    Climb year-round.

    Climbing is a four-season sport. That's the philosophy behind Black Diamond's Aspect Harness. This year-round workhorse utilizes proprietary Dual Core XP Construction to keep weight down and comfort at a maximum. A bullhorn-shaped waistbelt keeps you snug and secure during hang sessions while you work a technical sequence.
    • Dual Core XP Construction utilizes an OpenAir waistbelt with separate bands of webbing and a supportive insert to combine breathability with pressure distribution
    • Pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust waistbelt and leg loop buckles allow for quick adjustment and optimal fit
    • Four pressure-molded gear loops and 12 kN-rated haul loop complement four ice clipper slots to provide an array of racking options
    • Abrasion patches offer 20 times the durability of nylon for added longevity
    • Item #BLD3364

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year
    Recommended Use
    Claimed Weight
    14.5 oz
    Haul Loop
    Ice Clipper Slots
    Gear Loops
    Adjustable Leg Loops

    Tech Specs

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    Year-Round Comfort and Safety

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Black Diamond Aspect Harness was and is everything I was looking for in a harness. Light, durable, and I don't mind spending the entire day in it. Fits small.

    Great all rounder.

      I have used this harness for two days now ice climbing and so far it has been great. My one complaint and I am sure I figure it out is that it can be tough to get the waist belt to release when removing the harness. However the leg straps feel very substantial as does the rest of the harness.

      gets you to all aspects

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This harness is amazing. I am just getting into climbing and needed a harness that could help me climb in both summer and winter. I really like the comfort of this harness and how lightweight it is. The mechanism to tighten this harness can be a little difficult to figure out how it works but once adjusted it is perfect. I got a medium originally and exchanged it for a large. I would recommend sizing up in this if you plan on using this in the winter.

      gets you to all aspects


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Very comfortable as long as you have the straps tightened correctly. Every once in a while I will have the leg loops too loose or too tight and I will feel pressure on my hamstrings during falls. Other than that it is very convenient to get in and out of, you can just loosen the loops and just step out of the harness rather than undoing the loops altogether. This just makes putting it on and taking it off faster.

      I was in between the medium and large sizes, right on the upper limit of medium, but just on the lower limit of large. I ended up getting the large after trying the medium, and the fit is great.

      I have been using this harness about 4-5 days per week for the last 5 months and it is still in good shape. No wrinkles or loose threads, or kinks in the stitching.

      Great Buy

        Comfortable Fit. This harness is very comfortable. I let a first time climber try this one out first. they said they had a difficult time adjusting the leg straps to fit snugly around their thighs. Once they figured out the tightening mechanism they still felt they could not get it tight enough. All in all we were able to get it to a safe tightness and they felt safe, secure and comfortable climbing for their first time

        Great harness for ice and alpine routes.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Have use the BD Aspect on ice and snow routes in Colorado and in the Cordillera Blanca, as well as rock routes in the North Cascades. The fit is great and the harness is very comfortable. Works great with Petzl Caritool Ice Carabiners. A good all around alpine harness, but not something I would use regularly in a gym setting. It would work, but I'd opted for something with more padding.

        I'm 6', 175lbs, and have a 32" waist. Purchased a large.

        Fits small

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I bought a size small, my waist size is 29, and it was too small. I'm going to exchange it for a medium. Other than the sizing issue, what a great one-quiver harness. It can do it all! Comfy enough for multi-pitch routes and light enough for alpine ascents and sending hard sport routes. Overall a great harness by black diamond and look forward to trying the larger size.

        Runs small

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Because of how the gear loops are positioned on the harness, you need to be at the bottom end of the size range for it to properly fit (i.e M = 30 in waist; L = 33 in waist). I wear 32 x 32 jeans and needed to buy the large.

        Not for the tall and slim

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        So, I originally got this harness for myself but ended up letting my little brother use it. The seat was unbalanced for me to feel comfortable sitting back in. The harness itself was very well built for the price and has plenty of room for your gear. If you are tall and slim I would recommend going up to a medium.

        My favorite color is blue...

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I really like this harness. It racks well, it it super versatile, and it does not break the bank. I have used it for a little over a year now, and it has stood up to abuse like a champ. My only complaint (and the reason that it gets 4 stars) is that it is not the most comfortable harness to hang around in for hours on end. Now, are you going to get a better harness for the price? Probably not. Would this be my first choice for a long, drawn out multi-pitch climb? Nope.

        Super versatile harness

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have used this harness for a couple of years for gym, outdoor rock, and ice climbing. For folks who want to have one workhorse harness to do it all, this is a great option. I really like the ice clipper slots, so that you can put on up to four ice clippers for racking ice screws (or even ice tools). It also has a decent amount of padding for working routes or on hanging belays. There are certainly lighter harness out there, but it's hard to beat the versatility of this one, especially a the price point.

        Photo: standing in the middle of a snowy Camp Bird Road coiling the rope after a climb. My Aspect harness is reasonably well loaded down but still feels great. Ouray, CO.

        Super versatile harness

        First Harness I've owned! sweet!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        So I'm no climbing pro but I was looking for something that is capable of tackling almost anything. I had only been indoor climbing for a few months before I bought it and had also done some mountaineering and ice climbing as well. I had used a gym harness and a beat up old unknown brand harness for those latter excursions and knew I wanted something that could do it all. The staff at my local gym pointed me towards this and I was super stoked to get it.
        It's super comfy, fits great though that took a little bit to dial in (I was on the high end of a large and low end of xl got a large though returned it for an xl) and has held up great though it hasn't exactly seen anything traumatizing. Unfortunately, it hasn't seen ice even though I planned on it. The leg loops do slide up a bit as another reviewer mentioned but it's not too annoying, I also haven't adjusted the leg loops at all since I got it.

        All in all killer first harness in my opinion. I've only ever tried this one though.

        Great Fit

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I've had trouble in the past with some harnesses not fitting properly. I always seem to have issues with the leg loops being too small. But not with this harness. It fits me almost perfectly. On top of the great fit, it's also incredibly easy to reach my gear while climbing, and the harness is comfortable on long days of climbing. I had the Petzl Adjama before this and while this seems to have less padding than the Adjama, it just feels more comfortable. I'm 6'1, 185 lbs and I wear a medium harness.

        Solid, versatile

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        It's hard to get too stoked on a good harness, but you can always tell when you have a bad one. The BD Aspect does great job as an all-arounder. Comfortable enough to wear all day on ice or long multi-pitch routes. Streamlined and light enough for sport climbing. I'm 5'8" 170lbs and sized up to a Large to fit over layers for alpine stuff, but easily cinched it down for sport duty while wearing a t-shirt

        Gets the job done. Mountains & gym.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Picked this up to replace an ancient (pre-belay loop) harness for sport climbing and mountaineering trips and continue to do both with it many months later. It's survived the gym (and the shoe bag), held on over outer gear in the cold and while I'm far from an expert or pro, it's light enough, solid enough and modular enough to stay on the gear shelf.

        Comfortable for extended use. Folds down well for packs (I keep it in the original BD case at home) and while not the lightest harness by a long stretch, nothing over the top either.

        Leg straps ride up a little on climbing use, otherwise I'd give it a solid 5.

        Comfortable Harness

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I've been using this all summer, and it's been working great. I climb a couple times a week in the gym and usually get outside a few times each summer. This was an upgrade from a pretty low-end harness that I'd had for years, and it's a much appreciated upgrade. I no longer have to worry about getting uncomfortably pinched while hanging from the rope.

        The adjustments are fast, easy, and secure. I've taken in canyoneering as well as climbing both indoors and out all summer, and it is not showing much wear and tear yet.

        This harness was recommended to my by a friend who climbs a ton - both sport as well as trad. He used the same harness and had a great experience with it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable, solid, all around harness.

        Could someone plz tell me what this blue cord is for I try using it for my chalk bag but right now I have it tied on with a piece of paracord.

        Use it for whatever extra gear you want to have, but out of the way. My buddy uses that spot for a chalk bag. He attaches it with a small carabiner (the kind that is only good for your keychain...not a normal climbing Biner)

        Will petzl clippers fit in the clipper...

        Will petzl clippers fit in the clipper slots on this harness?

        What is the difference between this Harness...

        What is the difference between this Harness and the Ozone harness besides the price?

        Can anyone explain what the main difference,...

        Can anyone explain what the main difference, beside price, between the Aspect and the Xenon? They both appear to be "all-season" harnesses that specialize in ice / alpine. I'm just not seeing what differentiates the $50 difference at full retail. Thanks!

        Best Answer

        The Xenos is a bit beefer, which is reflected in its weight?an etra 2 oz. The foam is a bit thicker on the Xenos from what I can tell and the harness belt is a bit wider. The leg straps in the back have buckles on the Xenos, looks like they have some type of hook adjustment on the aspect. The Xenos and included ice clipper for gear attachment.

        I own the Xenos and love it, it is very comfortable, and easy to get on and off. I have used it for a tiny bit of ice climbing, rock climbing, and hitting the gym. It works well for all, but I bought it because I got an insanely good deal. If you can't really tell the difference personally I doubt it will make much difference to you.

        Does the Aspect harness have the slots to...

        Does the Aspect harness have the slots to put an ice screw holder (e.g. Petzl Caritool Ice Screw Holder, Black Diamond Ice Clipper)?