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    Gear up for the big rigs, starting with the Big Gun.

    Black Diamond created the Big Gun Harness to give you every comfort and convenience when you start up a 20+ pitch big-wall climb. This harness includes seven gear loops to hold a massive aid rack, and two belay loops to help organize the tangle of ropes and daisy chains when you're leading. Black Diamond also loaded the Big Gun Harness with enough padding to keep you comfortable at a multi-hour hanging belay while your partner does battle above you.
    • Seven gear loops to hold everything you need for an A4 pitch
    • Full-strength haul loop for your tag line
    • Extra-wide everything for improved comfort at hanging belays
    • Item #BLD0199

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    1 year

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    Awesome Harness

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

    I just tested it out this weekend on a Abseil course teaching Scouts. Lot of time hanging mid air. Very comfortable with lot of gear hooks..


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this harness to replace my entry level metolius. It is extremely comfortable for all day use. The extra gear loops are great as well.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After many hard catches and uncomfortable belays I ended up ditching my minimalistic sport harness in favor of this bad boy. I personally love the padding construction and placement, as being a slim jim I have a lack of natural padding of my own. The extra gear loops are a bonus for trad as well, but I have yet to use the extra belay loop. Overall this harness is a great choice for those needing a comfortable fit.

    10/10 Would Recommend

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This harness is incredible. Now, maybe I am over the top about it as it replaced a much smaller, sport climbing harness that I had recently been using for long multi-pitch days, so this thing feels like a dream. The waist belt is really comfortable and forgiving, they put on ample gear loops for those of us that like to have double the gear that the route calls for, and the 2 belay loops make it really easy to manage a lot of rope work when you're getting rowdy up on the wall.

    Can't say enough great things about this harness, just don't forget to double back those buckles!

    Love it!


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

    I tend to over rack my harness. The many gear loops allow for better organized over racking habits. The two belay loops can be useful for big wall applications. It's a solid, sturdy, comfy harness. It's also heavy. Quite heavy. Know that before buying it. You won't be cramming this harness into the last spare few inches of your pack.

    not great on hanging belays for me

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This harness shines when you need to rack up for trad climbs because of the extra gear loops, and it's supposed to be more padded and comfortable. It has been my go-to harness for all outdoor climbing because the bulkiness inspires confidence.

    However, I have always been uncomfortable on hanging belays using this guy. For a long time I told myself this is just the nature of hanging belays. But I've been using my tiny little Mammut zepher harness more lately and realized it's suprisingly WAY more comfortable than the big gun while hanging. I don't know if it's just me, my hips might be too small for the large padding on the big gun so that it never sits quite right.

    Gear & Belay Loops, with Comfort.

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

    I bought this mainly because I'm OCD and wanted to organize all my gear better on multi-pitch routes but couldn't believe how comfortable it actually is! It's pretty bulky but that's just added comfort physically and mentally.

    The cadillac of big wall harnesses

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Where do I begin? If you're going to be spending the entire day in your harness, or any extended period of time for that matter, then this is the one. With seven gear loops you can easily fit the iron skirt while the design is sturdy and keeps the harness from sagging. Two belay loops let you multi task and also provides that warm fuzzy feeling when you know you're being redundant. Sometimes i feel like i'm sitting in a lazy boy and forget that I'm at a hanging belay. This harness is my work horse for most of the climbing I do, and was definitely money well spent. It's durable and is built to last.

    The cadillac of big wall harnesses


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This harness is definitely the most comfortable harness I have ever had. It has a good amount of padding, tons of gear loops and the double belay loop is a pretty cool feature to have. This harness is great except for the fact that it doesn't pack down super small but i'd rather be comfortable and carry a bulkier harness. I'd recommend it for multi pitch/big wall and even for single pitch crag days if you aren't worried about weight. I'm 6'3" and about 165 lbs, I purchased a medium and it fits perfect.

    Super Comfortable!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had this harness for about a year. I switched from a thinner sport harness. The only down side to this harness is you sacrafice being comfortable for a little bit of extra weight. I wanted a more padded harness for those days of sitting on the wall doing multi-pitch climbs or bigger alpine climbs. I will say when I tried them on I tried the medium and large. I went with the large only because the medium seemed to small and they aren't suppose to stretch at all but it did. But over all I love this harness. Being able to stack cams, water bottles, slings, draws, etc and still be comfortable is a huge plus.

    Super Comfortable!

    Great harness, but hot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Size up if you're a short-waisted woman. I have a 28" waist (so I ordered a small) but because I'm hourglass shaped and the waist belt is so wide, it didn't fit and I had to go up to a medium.
    Love just about everything about this harness except for two things:
    1. The padding is awesome and makes it more comfortable, but if you're in a warm place you will sweat a TON under this harness- and I am not a sweaty person.
    2. I wish they made a women's version because the width of the waist belt and leg loops are disproportional to my 5'2" frame. Girls need big wall harnesses too!

    Super Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Absolutely awesome harness. I use it for my all day trad harness at the Gunks. Super comfortable to hang in and for rapping. I can fit my entire rack on it, with space to spare, and makes organizing things a breeze. 2 belay loops are awesome for at the Gunks, allows you to keep your belay organized. Everything is super padded on this harness, so even at long hanging belays I'm able to prevent losing feeling in my legs, which is a bonus!

    Very comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Solid harness that I don't mind being in for an entire day. Only problem for me is the position of the gear loops, when you have the harness completely loaded it can become a pain to get to what you need. The double belay loops makes transferring a belay very quick.

    Am I wearing a harness or pillows?

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the most comfortable harness I have every worn. I can, and have, hang in them all day. The number of gear loops is great for all your pieces and whatever else you want to bring. I also find myself using this harness while I'm setting at my local gym, which I find to be a wonderful decision. No more blood loss/tingling in the legs!

    7 gears loops

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This puppy has 7 gear loops. I can put so much gear on here that I end up wearing my whole rack up routes just because I can. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is up for debate. But this thing is comfortable. I can hang in this thing all day. I often will spend an hour or more top belaying several people up routes just to try and save time, which wouldn't have been possible in my old Petzl Corax. This baby supplies all day comfort.

    Fallen, bashed, and wore for many hours

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this harness. I've fallen on it, abrasively moved it against rock, and sat in snow, dirt, and various elements without any problems. It's comfortable as all can be and the gear loops make for an easy management of whatever you may have.

    Do the seven gear loops ever seem like to...

    Do the seven gear loops ever seem like to much or do they really make rack organizing and use that much better?

    Best Answer

    Organization will vary from person to person, but I use about 2-4 of the 7 loops at a time it seems and I am really not hampered by the remaining gear loops. They can be convenient at times when you have someone else's gear randomly on--or some last minute "Oh I just need some extra webbing here" kind of thing. The loops are definitely not impeding.

    I'm a sailor not a climber. Looking for...

    I'm a sailor not a climber. Looking for advice on a harness for mast climbs...its all about sit and leg comfort. Thanks

    Hey Dave,
    You actually got lucky and stumbled across the right one here..most harness are designed to be somewhat comfortable for long durations, and big wall climbing definitely more than (usually you're not hanging as long) but it sounds like for what you are looking to do, this is a good fit.

    Where on your quads does the legs strap...

    Where on your quads does the legs strap go? Right in the crotch?

    I have big quads-31"!

    It will of course matter how you are built, but typically they will ride around the upper middle region of your thigh. Like in the neighborhood of the bottoms of a pair of boxers, but sometimes they can ride up to crotch-town. You may be in trouble, since the XL is only designed to go to 28". Good luck!

    The waist belt is supposed to fit right above your hip bones. So where the leg loops ride varies. It all depends on your build. It's OK to have the leg loops in the crotch. I see climbers "sagging" in there climbing harness so the leg loops don't ride there crotch. Don't do this. Pull the waist belt above your hips. If the leg loops are in your crotch and it's too uncomfortable, try a different harness.

    is it too bulky to get full flexibility...

    is it too bulky to get full flexibility on legs and back?

    Yes, but it's intended for big walls and aiding, where you're sitting in your harness for days on end and flexibility isn't really an issue. If you want flexibility AND comfort, get the Chaos. Best harness I've ever worn.

    Could you give a me size comparision between...

    Could you give a me size comparision between the S/M/L sizes....? For ex. like the proper size per waist.