About Black Diamond Equipment Ozone Climbing Harness
Closeouts. Keep your pack light and your safety measures heavy with Black Diamond Equipment's ultralight Ozone climbing harness. This harness keeps a low profile with a bullhorn-shaped waistbelt built with Kinetic Core Construction, which offers comfort without bulky padding.
Pre-threaded Speed Adjust waistbelt buckle for quick on-and-off
Bullhorn-shaped waistbelt built using Kinetic Core Construction to evenly distribute weight and decrease bulk
Four pressure-molded gear loops
Breathable, moisture-wicking liner
Black Diamond SA Harnesses are Type C Sit Harnesses and conform to EN 12277
Reviewed by Aaron the Climber from Brookline, MA on Thursday, October 11, 2012
My first harness is the Black Diamond Chaos in medium. It fit fairly well and was super comfortable when I first got it but I started losing weight as I continued to climb. The medium size became too large so I picked up the Ozone in size small. It's a tight fit but it's incredibly light weight. Perfect for indoor sport climbs where you don't need a million loops and want something that's fairly comfortable and light. I have noticed that the padding is a little stiffer than the Chaos but I believe over time it'll soften up. Currently, this is my go-to harness for indoor routes and it's way cheaper than the Chaos. The only other thing preventing a full 5 star review is that Black Diamond has some funky sizes. Wish they made something in between a small and a medium.
Reviewed by Mayhem from AZ on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I normally really like Black Diamond harnesses and I always wear a size small, so I ordered this with confidence. Unfortunately it may be a dud for the brand: 1. It fits a half size smaller than normal, so it BARELY fit me at 122 lbs and 5'5" 2. The gear loops are very rigid and lay flat, touching your hips, leaving no room to clip gear onto them. They are basically not functional out of the box. Maybe they loosen up after a lot of use, but it's the strangest gear loop design I have ever seen. It makes the harness a gym harness and that's about it. 3. This is supposed to be one of the new super light, minimalist, harnesses, but the back of the waist belt is still very wide like the more traditional BD harnesses. It would be a plus for some people and minus for others, but I wanted to mention it, since you can't tell from teh photos.
Overall, this would be a good harness for the amazing Sierra Trading Post price as a gym harness or for beginners to use top-roping, but size up if you're uncertain of size.