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Technician Harness

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A four-season workhorse for any climb on your hit list, the Technician features adjustable leg loops and offers durable performance for those with a passion for all things vertical. READ MORE
Item# BD651091DENMMD_1
$ 79.95


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A four-season workhorse for any climb on your hit list, the Technician features adjustable leg loops and offers durable performance for those with a passion for all things vertical. Learn More


Limestone sport routes, granite big walls, steep ice and alpine faces—for those who climb it all, all year long, the Black Diamond Technician Harness is a durable quiver-of-one harness that tackles any climb on the calendar. Made with adjustable leg loops and the lightweight support of our Fusion Comfort Technology, the Technician features a quick-drying, durable shell that stands up to abrasive rock and foul conditions. Speed buckles on the waistbelt and leg loops offer a wide range of adjustability to accommodate changing layers throughout the seasons. Four gear loops, a rear fifth loop, and four Ice Clipper slots secure any sized rack.

  • Lightweight, quick-drying waistbelt with Fusion Comfort Technology offers superior comfort and range of motion
  • Adjustable leg loops
  • Four pressure-molded gear loops with rear fifth loop
  • Four Ice Clipper slots
  • Speed buckles on waistbelt and leg loops
  • Adjustable releasable elastic risers
  • Rear haul loop

Tech Specs

Series :   Specialty
Weight :   376 g (13.3 oz)
Technician Harness is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome harness! I've used this harness about a dozen times now, and I absolutely love it. The Technician harness is perfect - Very light, supremely comfortable, just the right amount of padding in the right places. The only possible problem with it might be that the gear loops are smaller than normal, but I haven't taken it up a wall yet to be sure (the big loop on the back probably makes up for the smaller side loops). For reference: The Technician is as light as, and more comfortable than the Aquila (without the slipping leg loop buckles), *much* more comfortable than the AR-395a, and much lighter and much more comfortable than the Corax. BD really nailed this one.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nailed it! It's lightweight and low profile but still comfortable and utilitarian. I've put it through the wringer on long rock routes (10+ pitches) with plenty of rappelling and hanging belays and was super impressed with the comfort (I was worried that given how minimalist it is, it would dig into my legs and waist on the rappel. This is not the case). But the best thing is that it just "gets out of the way" while climbing. I hardly notice it.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best A perfect improvement of the Aspect harness. It does everything, is as comfortable as much fancier harnesses, and is cheaper. Splitting the webbing three ways is as fancy as any harness needs to get - I don't notice an increase in comfort when harnesses do fancier stuff and cost more. Love the placement of the 5th gear loop, low instead of stacked on the waistbelt like the Aspect did - better for chimneys. One and only area for improvement is that I would prefer a beefy dedicated haul loop. But the 5th gear loop seems strong enough
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around harness Bought this to replace my aspect harness, I loved the aspect but was always rather annoyed by the buckles. They required kind of a separation of the two parts with your fingers to loosen them that was finicky. Not the worst thing in the world, but I've used better designs. The leg loops on this harness address this and they open quickly with a swift tug. Unfortunately the waist buckle is still the same as the aspect and requires the separation technique, sort of a pain when you're adding and removing layers ice climbing. Aside from that I like the wider waist belt and leg loops and the lower 5th gear loop is easier to access than the aspects was. Wouldn't necessarily consider this an "intro level harness" I used the aspect for guiding for a year and I plan on doing the same with the technician. It's just a good, do it all, harness. Could maybe have some wider gear loops, but the 5th loop helps move things out of the way. Interested to see how well the thinner belay loop stands up to abuse, seems to be really durable for its size.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great First harness This is the first harness I have ever purchased. So far I love it, very versatile and lightweight. Very comfortable. Wish they offered more colors!
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable! Very comfortable, simple harness. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but that's what I want from an affordable intro-level harness.
Date published: 2017-11-10
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