About Black Diamond Equipment Xenos Climbing Harness
Closeouts. While it excels at ice and mixed climbing applications, Black Diamond Equipment's Xenos climbing harness is comfortable enough for use all year long. The adjustable leg loops and Speed Adjust waistband accommodate multiple layers, and six Ice Clipper slots allow customized racking.
Specs about Black Diamond Equipment Xenos Climbing Harness
- Waistbelt buckle: Speed
- Padded waistbelt: Yes
- Adjustable leg loops: Yes
- Droppable leg loops: Yes
- Leg loop buckles: Speed
- Gear loops: 4
- Certifications: CE
- Weight: 460g
- Recommended use: Trad climbing,Sport climbing,Ice climbing
- Made in Philippines
- Climbing activities are inherently dangerous; we recommend getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use. For any refund, climbing gear must be returned in its original packaging/coil, have original hangtags and plastic wrapper
- Visit our Climbing Gear Guide
- US shipments only
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Most Helpful 4-Star Review
I would've prefered a double back on waist strap on the waist buc... Read More
Reviewed by telern from Front Range, CO on Tuesday, January 7, 2014I've used this only once, this past weekend spent ice climbing in Ouray. It was cold down in the canyon, and over my 3 layers covering my legs it fit quite nicely. Hanging in it while being lowered I didn't feel any tight pinches.
I would've prefered a double back on waist strap on the waist buckle, but that's just another layer of security and weight for a beefier buckle.
It allowed me to ice climb again in over 20yrs, I felt comfortable in it, and it held my ice tools just fine.
Reviewed by Mykhaylo Slobodyan from Ukraine on Tuesday, October 15, 2013Non-winter use only so far, but the features are great. For a winter, lightly-padded harness, it is surprisingly comfortable on hanging belays. Good gear loops, and 6 IceClipper slots come really handy (I use rear 4, front two I haven't used so far).
There are, however, some gripes: firstly, this harness has no second buckle or sliding webbing, so it doesn't always stays centered. Second, the lack of wide rear gear loop, like, say, on BD Big Gun or new version of BD Xenos (see, they finally fixed it: http://goo.gl/UPseiB ). And third - no second belay loop, and I really want it, so I use "rope loop" instead of 2nd belay loop.
Xenos takes a beating - no major wear after two seasons of limestone and granite (mostly weekends, + gym on work days). But I suspect DWR must be dead already. All in all, my next harness will be DMM Renegade 2 (DWR-treated by hand as needed), or... BD Xenos v2. :-)