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    Technician Harness

    As a year-round climber, you need gear that withstands both the test of time and the most rugged routes, so you rely on the Black Diamond Men's Technician Harness for every send. From sharp, single-pitch limestone sport routes to hanging by an axe from a frozen waterfall, the Technician's durable Fusion Comfort Technology waistband and leg loops were built to handle the most abrasive conditions while wicking away nervous sweat. Five gear loops and four ice clipper slots hold any sized rack for whatever vertical task you take on next, and adjustable leg loops and waist buckles make it easy to transition from accommodating your extra winter layers while on the ice or your shorts when you're high on the wall clipping bolts.

    • An all-season harness for sending on ice and rock
    • Lightweight and quick-drying design adds comfort and mobility
    • Five gear loops and four ice clipper slots hold versatile racks
    • Adjustable leg loops accommodate clothing layers
    • Padded waist and leg loops for comfort while you hang or lower
    • Item #BLD00R9

    Material
    synthetic
    Padding
    Fusion Comfort Technology
    Gear Loops
    5
    Ice Clipper Slots
    4
    Haul Loop
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    13.3oz
    Recommended Use
    ice climbing, sport climbing, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?

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    >Rating: 2

    Good functionality, poor durability

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    S
    Height
    5` 11"
    Weight
    140 lbs

    Harness fit and functionality is good. Lightweight and compact. However, after over a year of moderate use, the leg loop webbing has nearly worn through. I noticed this after only a single pitch of offwidth crack climbing. The rubberized leg loop webbing has also torn through and has shown excessive signs of wear. I really wanted to like this harness, but it simply isn’t durable enough.

    Harness
    >Rating: 5

    Great quiver of one harness

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

    I just got this harness and I'm super impressed. It's relatively light and folds up small in the pack (for a full-feature harness). I racked a double set of cams with plenty of draws on it with no problems. The light-weight gear loop in the back is great for holding your anchor stuff out of the way until you need it. Did some hanging in it, and took a big whip, and no complaints about comfort. With leg loops that can be opened to put the harness on without removing crampons, and plenty of ice clipper slots, should be a great winter go-to as well. Use this for everything, or pair with the Couloir for when you want to go light and fast.

    >Rating: 3

    Not as comfy as previous model.

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    The previous version of this harness had like 15% more padding which was nice. This version is a little more simplistic, but still a great harness. The only other complaint was moving away from a thick fabric haul line loop. I do a lot of chimney/wide climbing and the haul line loop is almost like a vinyl loop. It hasn't gotten too worn yet, but if the way my old one looks is any similar, I may be using a different loop for the haul line.

    >Rating: 5

    Its dope Sauce

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Its comfortable, adjustable, and the same quality that BD delivers. 10/10 would whip again

    >Rating: 5

    12/10 Harness

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Have you ever tried something on and just knew, that it was perfect? This beautiful harness was made for those that love climbing but hate feeling uncomfortable because of ...well.. you know... This anti squeezer pleaser is one of the greatest inventions I have ever tried. If Zeus himself were a climber he would totally be using this Da'Vinchi art piece.

    >Rating: 4

    Great Trad harness

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

    I just bought one of these for a trip into The Cirque of the Towers, where we climbed the Northeast Face. The harness performed wonderfully in terms of what it holds, how light it is, and seeming durability. It could have been a little more comfortable, but that's always a trade-off when going for lightweight. Black Diamond is one of the finest manufacturer's of climbing equipment in the world and this harness provides further evidence.

    >Rating: 5

    Awesome!

    From offwidths, multi-pitch to steep sport this harness handles it all.

    Thanks for the review, Joshua!

    >Rating: 5

    My Favorite Harness

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    I just switched to the technician specifically for trad climbing. It has been absolutely excellent! It is super lightweight and has a small footprint, but it also has been a very soft catch on some big whippers. I love the spare gear loop at the back to keep my belay and anchor supplies

    >Rating: 4

    Good all around!

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    This harness is a great bang for the buck. It's very light and packs up tight. I have a 30" waist and went with Medium and the fit is really good. As others have said, the gear loops are a bit small, but the back loop does make up for the reduced storage space on the side by allowing you to store less frequently used items there (prusik, belay device, cordelette, etc). To give a little more definition to what's available, I stack same size cams and I pretty much maxed out storage on the side gear loops with doubles of BD cams in each size from 0.3 - 3, a number 4, a set of nuts, a set of tricams, and some draws and runners. So, for most trad adventures the space is sufficient. For big walls and climbs needing aid equipment, you'll need to augment storage. Can't speak to ice climbing yet as I haven't had the opportunity to give it a try on ice. Also, the back gear loop is slim enough that it snags the nose of the carabiner when you try and remove something from it if you store your stuff on your gear loops with the gates facing inward. I switched to storing my stuff with my gates facing out back there and haven't had any issues since (maybe the designer wanted to put an end to that debate once and for all, hahaha). Anyway, overall, I'm very pleased with the harness and would recommend to others if you're looking in this price range.

    >Rating: 5

    Perfect

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Great harness for those long sport or traditional routes best ice climbing harness out there. Packs up small!

    >Rating: 5

    Love this harness!

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Does everything I hoped - It's compact and light weight, great if you're packing it into some far-flung cirque, incredibly comfortable for something so light, thin and streamlined construction stays out of the way so you hardly know you're wearing it. I have a 34" waist and followed advice from previous reviewers and went with the Large which fits perfectly. Mind you, I would have purchased the large anyway as I want it to fit over layers in winter. As mentioned by others the gear loops are small, plenty for a rack of draws on sport routes but you'll need to find another way to carry your trad rack.

    >Rating: 5

    perfect do-all harness

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    trad, sport, and ice this thing is awesome

    >Rating: 4

    Light and comfortable

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Great harness for what it's designed for; light alpine and ice climbing. The gear loops are small so won't be good if you're taking up a big trad rack. 4 ice clipper loops are strong and we'll positioned (BD clippers fit a lot better than Petzl clippers). Sizing: I have a 34 waist and usually wear a Medium harness in other brands. In this harness I had to get a Large, so keep that in mind Overall I really like this harness! Very light, comfortable, and perfect for what it's made for. The 5th gear/haul loop is large and perfect for extra gloves, belay devises, V-thread cord, and anything you want!