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Zodiac Gear Sling

Double gear loops on the Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling hold the beefy racks needed to take on serious aid pitches and rope-stretching free cracks. In addition to two full-size gear loops under each arm, the Zodiac Gear Sling includes two panic loops on the front to keep those need-to-place-quickly pieces at hand for desperate moments. Black Diamond added a fleece backing for comfort on long leads. This big wall sling even has a small pocket in the back to hold the topo.
  • Item #BLD1030

nylon with fleece backing
Gear Loops
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
big wall aid and free climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3


I've used it several times

I am 5'11, 165, and the s/m fits me well.

>Rating: 5

Make sure it fits.

I've used it several times

I wish I could have tried it on first. May have opted for the S/M as the M/L is nearly too big. That being said I enjoy using it. The harness held up well during a 15 day trip to Tuolumne and the Valley. It took everything my friends and I could throw at it.


BD Zodiac gear sling

This BD sling is my buddy's, he loves it and the gear sling works for him. It carries the weight nice, fits well, and gets the job done. Some people don't get the fit right, therefore unusable. I own the Metolius big wall gear sling, it's got a good sized back pouch, comfortable, and has adjusting gear loops. I like having the option to customize my gear. both do the same, one just fits everybody.

>Rating: 3


I concur with "50/50". Don't buy it unless you've tried it on and you've hung some gear on it. If this fit is good, then this gear sling would be amazing!

>Rating: 4

50 / 50

make sure you get the right size. if you get a large and you you need a medium you're screwed, you'll have cams and NUTS hanging down to your knees and it'll drive you crazy b/c every time you try to move your gear is getting caught on the rock and it feels like your belayer is pulling you off the route. So Go with a smaller size if you're on the smaller size 5'11 and under and say 210 and under. YOU GET THE RIGHT SIZE....YOU'LL WANT TO CUT YOUR GEAR LOOPS OFF YOUR HARNESS TO SAVE WEIGHT AND THE BD GEAR SLING IS SO COMFY!!!


How I can define my size for this Zodiac Gear Sling?

Hey Dmitri, this piece does not have a listed size chart so it will depend on your build. It should fall in line with your t-shirt size. If you are shorter or narrower you will want to go S/M. If you are broad shouldered or barrel chested you will want to go with the M/L. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to me directly via the information listed above.