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Momentum DS Harness - 2016

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With maximum adjustability and maximum range of fit, the redesigned Momentum DS is our most versatile, entry-level harness. READ MORE
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With maximum adjustability and maximum range of fit, the redesigned Momentum DS is our most versatile, entry-level harness. Learn More


Our most versatile all-purpose harness, the Black Diamond Momentum DS harness features maximum adjustability and range of fit for entry-level use. Dual Speed Adjust buckles on both the waistbelt and leg loops allow for an incredible range of adjustment for multi-season and multi-climber use, while the tall, bullhorn-shaped waistbelt improves comfort during long belays.

  • Dual-sided, pre-threaded Speed Adjust buckles on both waistbelt and leg loops for maximum adjustability
  • Tall, padded bullhorn-shaped waistbelt built using Dual Core Construction™
  • Adjustable, releasable elastic rear risers
  • Four pressure-molded gear loops
  • 12 kN-rated haul loop

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Series :   All-Around Series
Weight :   400 g (14 oz)
Momentum DS Harness - 2016 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from with ice clipper slots would be amazing I bought this harness, as I needed one to fit any amount of layers in the mountains. There are not many solutions like that, especially if you don't want the harness to become asymmetrical when fastened tight and this one does the job really well. Its comfortable to walk and hang, gear is easy accessible. After many days alpine and even caving still looks almost like a new. A bit slimmer would better fit the backpack, but it's good enough. What I cannot stand is the lack of ice clippers slots. Such a tiny detail would add no weight and barely any cost. Still, there is no model like that in the BD offer, hope it could change.
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great entry-level harness Bought this as my first harness. Adjustable leg loops are super handy, since I have tiny thighs, and the two-buckle system keeps the belay loop centered. The large size range also makes it great for lending to friends who want an intro to climbing. It's a little heavy for mountaineering, but the adjustable leg loops do work well over layers, so its got that going for it. The rated haul loop is also a nice touch. Overall, if you're a normal size I'd recommend the Momentum SA to save weight and money, but if you want to share your harness, or fine-tune the fit, this is the way to go.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitting harness I have tried several harnesses and have a hard time getting a good fit. I'm right on the line between sizes - on the low end of medium but not quite a small. With a few layers on in the cooler months I'm a solid medium. But in the summer with a light weight shirt (or no shirt) the medium does not get tight enough. This harness, with it's two waste buckles - has solved my fitting issues. Plenty of adjustment in my size range offering more flexibility across seasons and conditions. I like the padding and comfort of the harness when worn for long periods of time.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Harness The Momentum DS is a wonderful harness that lives up to the BD reputation in every category. The construction is high quality, it is very comfortable, and it functions well for both trad and sport climbing. The high level of adjustability is a plus for me, as my waist (33 in a good month and 35+ in a bad one) often seems to fall in the cutoff between sizes. That problem has been solved, making this also a great client harness because of the wide range of sizes it accommodates without sacrificing fit.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best First Harness to Carry You Along Considering the adjustability, padding, comfort, and features this harness offers, I can't think of another better "My First Harness" on the market. With enough durability and gear loops to carry you for many years, I can't see a need to upgrade this harness unless it's for a lighter weight or style-specific model. It is a bit heavier than other models, but that's to expected with adjustable leg straps and a dual-side adjustable waist. The padding is also thick and very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good. I am admittedly a novice at climbing so I don't have much to compare this harness to except for the climbing gym harnesses I have used in the past. This harness is very comfortable, it has loads of adjustment so you can dial it in perfectly to fit you. I spent about 10 hours straight in it last weekend and never felt a need to take it off, even hiking from one spot to the next. Being the entry-level climber that I am, I am very satisfied. Take that for what it's worth.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too Small The XXS/S says it fits up to 31 inch waist. I'm a 30 inch and couldn't fit in it. I gave it to my niece, who has a 28 inch waist, and it was maxed out, with the padding barely reaching past her hip bones. I think it's more of a 6 inch adjustment span than 9 inch. I got the XS/M, and it barely fits. I think I'll be giving that to my niece too. Maybe these were fit true-to-size, without clothing??? Other than the sizing, it's a great harness.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! I scanned hundreds of harnesses trying to find one designed for adults, but small enough to securely hold my petite frame. I was tired of hurting my back using harnesses that were too large. The Momentum XXS fits great and is easy to adjust. Buckles would make it a little more user friendly, but a small sacrifice to find something that fits and is easy to adjust to accommodate layers. Thank you!
Date published: 2017-03-31
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