David Cranewrote a review of Black Diamond Zone Harness on January 23, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've owned several BD harnesses for 4-5 years each and recently got this one to replace my worn out harness. At first glance it is awesome, super lightweight and looks stylish. However it quickly became evident that the reason it is so light is because there is very little padding. I spend a lot of time in my harnesses and I'm pretty skinny (5'9" and 135lbs) so I don't have a lot of padding either, but this thing hurt my hips like crazy after one rappel. The stitching that attaches the gear loops dig into your sides because they didn't pad around there. If were getting it solely to climb mountains with many layer on, it could work and it would save some weight, but for anything else it's not worth suffering for.