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Black Diamond Technician Harness - Women's

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Technician Harness

This year you plan to tick off a whole slew of routes, far and wide, rock and ice, and you can rely on the Black Diamond Women's Technician Harness to get you through each send. From granite multi-pitching to steep, icy alpine terrain, this harness flaunts five sturdy gear loops and four ice clipper slots to hold a rack of any size. The Technician's lightweight and quick-drying waist belt keeps you comfortable, supported, and dry while you hangdog to figure out that tough sequence or gear up for the next pitch in the desert sun. The durable shell withstands wear and tear from abrasive rock and ice while speed buckles near the waist and legs adjust to fit your warm ice-climbing layers or the tights you wear to clip bolts.

  • A durable and versatile harness for ticking off climbs year round
  • Specific women's fit and rise for comfort and security
  • Fusion Comfort Technology waist band dried quickly
  • Leg loops adjust to fit with layered clothing
  • Five gear loops to hold any sized rack
  • Four ice clipper slots to keep your gear close at hand
  • Light padding in leg loops and waist band for comfortable wear
  • Item #BLD00RA

Material
synthetic
Padding
Fusion Comfort Technology
Adjustable Leg Loops
yes
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

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>Rating: 5

Good, all around harness

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
155 lbs

I bought this initially for ice climbing as a new climber. I attached the ice clippers with not too much effort. This past summer, began rock climbing indoor and outside and has been comfortable and sturdy for both. Is comfortable multi-purpose harness. I use for alpine too, but am thinking about getting something lighter. Have been able to remove ice clippers as well. I bought a size M, I have a 29” in waist, 40” in hips, 5’9”, 155 lbs. I can cinch the waist down securely for summer and have ample space to accommodate 3-4 layers for winter.

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>Rating: 2

BD Missed the Mark

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 5"
Weight
135 lbs

I really wanted to like this harness, I did. But BD simply missed the mark with this model. They got rid of the burly haul loop at the back for a flimsier, less useful version. The gear loops are smaller. The 5th gear loop isn't a standard gear loop. And the fit. I've been climbing in BD harnesses for 10 years, I've always been a size small. The small in the Technician was wayyy to large in the waist, what gives? I was thinking maybe it was sized to fit over layers, but even then. The waist fit and leg fit is plain funky. Not sure why it changed for this years' model. It is certainly light and minimalist, but I couldn't get past the odd fit. Possibly designed for someone with a larger waist and smaller legs and a very short torso? I hope they make a better harness for alpine/ice use next year.

>Rating: 5

She loved it!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bought this as a gift for a friend and I have to say: this is one gorgeous looking harness. Not too bulky, clean straight lines and modern materials makes this harness standout from the crowd.....I'm also told that it will keep you from dying but I leave that kind of knowledge up to the experts

>Rating:

How does the Technician compare to the old Lotus harness (fit, size of gear loops, etc)? Thanks!