Closeouts. Perfect for female sport climbers, Black Diamond Equipment's ultralight Aura climbing harness features two pressure-molded gear loops and a bullhorn-shaped waistbelt built with Kinetic Core Construction to give you comfort without bulk.
Reviewed by Erika W. from Minnesota on Thursday, June 25, 2015
Getting back into climbing after 4 years of college and non-climbing activities and decided to purchase this harness to help me get back into the swing of things. Unfortunately, I didn't pay enough attention to the measurements for sizing. My wide hips hindered me slipping the harness over like usual, so I had to unstrap the harness and then tighten it around my waist, which left plenty of room. Not the worst thing in the world, but less than convenient.
The leg straps aren't adjustable, and as a person who has played many a year of rugby, my thighs need a little extra room to breathe. I wore it about twice before I broke down and purchased a different harness (after paying close attention to the measurements!). Maybe a good starter harness- and it is SUPER light (I did appreciate that) but just not the greatest thing for more advanced climbers -- or women with wide hips.
Reviewed by puppetgirl7 from virginia on Saturday, April 07, 2012
Ionly gave 4 stars because just got this so have not climbed with it yet but I think after I climb in it I would probably bump it up to 5 stars. it fits well, is easy to put on and comfortable. The waistbelt is wider in the back and narrower in the front which is actually very comfortable. It is also very lightweight. Other reviewers commented on the gear loops being a bit small and if you do alot of sport or lead climbing I can see this is true but if you are just starting out or mostly do top roping then this harness is a great deal for a very nice product. It is a beautiful, very bright and sunny lemmon yellow which I think is quite cheerful. Great buy if you are just starting and like bright colors.
Reviewed by TrailAlongTom from Cleveland, GA on Monday, January 16, 2012
Bought this as a gift to give to my girlfriend and am pleasantly surprised by the quality. It is very lightweight but still has a solid structure to it. It is also a very comfortable harness despite not having any bulky padding. I've used Black Diamond harnesses for years and this model doesn't disappoint. The only complaint I would have is that it only has two gear loops, luckily the both of us are usually indoor climbers so this isn't much of a drawback.
Reviewed by girl from iowa on Friday, May 20, 2011
I wear size 9 jeans usually and I ordered a small in this harness. The harness is a little snug to get on and off since the belt does not expand more than an extra 3 inches around the waist. Because the waist belt is adjustable, the back straps connecting the leg loops to the waist belt ( non-weight bearing) are not centered on my back where they connect with the belt.
I would have preferred adjustable leg loops as opposed to molded ones, but those seem hard to find. This padded harness is more definitely comfortable than my last one (which was unpadded) and feels safer when climbing because the waist is snug.
Reviewed by Sport Climber from Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I love this harness. It is very lightweight and hardly takes up any room in my pack. It is also very comfortable. However, it would be nice if it had more gear loops. Having only 2 gear loops limits its versatility. The color is fun too.