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Alpine Bod Harness

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Simple and minimalistic, Black Diamond's lightweight Alpine Bod Harness is ready for adventures in snow and ice with quick-drying nylon webbing and quick-release leg loops that don't create hassles with crampons.

Easy to pack, the durable nylon webbing takes up little room in your alpine pack - but don't worry, there's plenty of material for adjusting the fit over multiple layers of clothing.


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Black DiamondAlpine Bod Harness
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Comfortable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid climber (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The most real harness.

So far this is the best harness that I have found. It's versitile enough that I can pack it for outings and take it rappeling, but it's also comfortable enough to work out problems...Read complete review

So far this is the best harness that I have found. It's versitile enough that I can pack it for outings and take it rappeling, but it's also comfortable enough to work out problems with in the gym. It's even comfortable enough to clip all of your gear onto while you walk to your site. I've been using the same style (2 different harnesses) for 4 years now, and have never looked back.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not great for indoor climbing, not the best for alpine climbing

Not a great harness. It doesn't come with a belay loop so not ideal for use indoors where you are not tied in to belay. There are better more modern harnesses available at a...Read complete review

Not a great harness. It doesn't come with a belay loop so not ideal for use indoors where you are not tied in to belay. There are better more modern harnesses available at a similar price for use indoors and if you want an alpine harness then the BD couloir or DMM Super couloir are much better in my opinion.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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2.0

Not great for indoor climbing, not the best for alpine climbing

By SLIVEN

from Undisclosed

Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

Not a great harness. It doesn't come with a belay loop so not ideal for use indoors where you are not tied in to belay. There are better more modern harnesses available at a similar price for use indoors and if you want an alpine harness then the BD couloir or DMM Super couloir are much better in my opinion.

 
4.0

A Super Reliable Choice for Winter

By Paul

from Louisville, CO, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

I own an older version of this warhorse. It's a super reliable choice for winter because you can easily put it on, or take it off, without taking boots or crampons off, and it doesn't collect snow or ice. It doesn't have a belay loop, so be ready for that. The lack of belay loop is part of what makes it so easy to put on/take off while wearing boots. And if you're planning to carry a heavy pack while wearing a harness, choose the BD Couloir Harness instead; the near-rigid gear loops on this harness will dig into your hips if you're wearing it under a heavy pack's hip belt.

 
5.0

Great for Instruction

By Brandon

from Lancaster PA

Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

This is a great, simple harness for beginners with very easy usage/wear instructions. I look forward to using these more for groups of climbers.

 
5.0

Excellent Alpine Harness

By Chris

from Minneapolis, MN, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

This is just what you want in a minimalist alpine mountaineering harness. Very light, stowable and effective. This isn't the harness you want to spend a lot of time actually hanging in, but that's the point with an alpine mountaineering harness.... if you're hanging in it alot, you're doing something wrong :-)

 
5.0

Smaller than I expected

By Christie

from Seldom_used

Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

Very comfortable harness. It's a little on the smaller side but it still fits me good. Best starter harness by far for the money. If you decide to purchase, you won't be disappointed!

 
3.0

Versatile but buckle needs to redesigned

By Highupinthesky

from New Zealand

About Me Avid Climber

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Simple

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

      The buckle needs to be bigger or designed to be used when wearing heavy gloves.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does everything...

      By Mark

      from Ashland, OR 97520, USA

      Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

      Light, simple, cheap. Feels pretty much the same hanging on as the fancy ones. Can climb one pitch, multi pitch, walls, alpine, ice, and ski mountaineer with this one harness. Packs down to nothing and dries fast. I cut off the gear loops for squeezing into offwidths. Couldn't be a more practical rig.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy but very secure

      By countrywi

      from Waupaca, WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Simple

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

          Very comfortable and rides below my heavy pack. Can hang in it comfortably. I feel very safe while wearing the harness.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Five stars with a belay loop

          By Jhoffmeyer

          from Switzerland

          About Me Avid Climber

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Simple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • mountaineering
            • Sprint Climbs

            Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

            Ideal for glacier and traditional mountaineering. When you need to belay, you would appreciate a belay loop.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Solid Harness

            By Mister J.

            from New York, NY

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Climbs
              • mountaineering
              • Outdoor

              Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness:

              The BD Alpine Bod is a great harness and definitely lives up to the acronym "KISS" - keep it simple, stupid! Only real drawback is that it is not the most comfortable harness to be wearing if you end up hanging in a crevasse. In fact, if you hang long enough in this harness, you might as well give up on having children. Just saying...

              With that said, you shouldn't be jumping in to crevasses anyhow and this harness will do the trick for most weekend warriors and everyday explorers. Also, it has nice, strategically located leg clips which make getting in and out of the harness a breeze.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size

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