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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
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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 4.0 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from tired & true consistently a comfortable, affordable, durable harness. the "string" on the back could probably be upgraded to a gear-loop as they dont seem to last the life of the harness. but a good all-arounder.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Harness for Ice and Alpine Second one of these I've owned and they've made some good improvements on an already great harness. The four spots to mount clippers for screws are perfect and the harness is comfortable.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around harness So far I have enjoyed the Technician and found it to be light and packable with good comfort. It handles a mid size rack of gear and runners comfortably on the gear loops. The waist belt webbing is a somewhat stiff when it comes time to loosen the harness and I have to feed the webbing through the buckle to make it move. The only other odd thing that has happened was the sewn stop flap on the leg loops has managed to poke it's way through stopper wires racked on the front gear loops. Kind of odd but perhaps I can do a better job of racking or getting the leg loop tails tucked away. A great harness for the price I believe.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Has issues, not worth the money A harness with fatal flaws that are just not acceptable, especially when it is so expensive. The main issues are 1: that the waist buckle is really really hard to loosen. This might not sound like much of a problem but is seriously infuriating when you're finished and just want to go home, have to use a nut tool to loosen it. 2: gear loops are weirdly and annoyingly small. What are they thinking on an all round and trad harness? 3: it's expensive. My partners momentum is nicer to be honest.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tiny gear loops, uncomfortable, durrable I bought this harness for trad climbing and guiding. I typically carry a double rack (one on each front loop) alpines (back loops), and anchor kit/belay device (back loop). I thought the back gear loop would give me enough space (it is roomy and holds a lot), but I am still disappointed with the amount of gear I able to fit overall. The fact that the back loop is a thin cord means nosed biners snag easily and everything slides to the middle. The normal gear loops are minuscule and are totally crowded with .3-3 cams racked on OZ biners (terrible for a harness specifically marketed for trad. I'm a skinny dude, but one hanging belay and I was crying out in pain. I didn't experience this with my old Momentum. The material does appear to be plenty durable. I'll likely keep this harness for chimney and OW climbing, but I ordered something new to replace it for everything else.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pressure Points I really like the overall design and features of this harness. However, BD always seems to incorporate small and obvious design flaws into most of their products, which ends up negating any of the upsides of their overall function. The hard plastic gear loops are sewn into the UNDERSIDE of the swami (the side that makes contact with your body), which results in 4 hard pressure points on each hip. Maybe it is the way that the harness fits me personally, but it seems like such an obvious design flaw that shouldn't have made it past the drawing board. If you look at any other company's harnesses you will notice how the gear loops are sewn into the outer side of the swami. Also, if you are going to design a "quiver of one harness", at least put a burly haul loop on it. The plastic 0kn tab doesn't inspire much confidence when trailing a line.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lightweight! Everything too small Most of the features are great. It's light, comfy, 5 gear loops!! (lets get more of that) but there are two-three things I HATE about this harness. In the order in which they bother me, 1 being the worst: 1) The waist buckle is REALLY hard to loosen. very odd 2) The gear loops are small. how am i supposed to fit all my gear on these little tiny loops? I like that there is a 5th one, but I dont want to use that for everything 3) It runs small. I got what should totally be my size but I have to get it really tight for the gear loops to be positioned in any kind of normal way. the back one on the left is barely visible to me until its really snug. This Harness could have been perfect. but there were just a couple little design choices they made that make me wish I had bought something else.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value, easy to use, light weight and simple Bought this harness after i started questioning my much older one that had been through the wringer. First time going for the auto-double back buckles, and the more "stylish" model. I still prefer the old fashioned double back, and wish they were still being made. The functionality is about what i'd expect from any standard harness, and i appreciate that it is sleeker, lighter and more compact than older style BD harnesses. The belay loop is very stiff, and the way it is stitched can give the sensation that the carabiner is cross loaded and resetting. This may lessen as the harness breaks in. I don't love the way the leg loops ride, but i'm still happy wearing the harness, and would recommend it as a simple functional multipurpose harness.
Date published: 2018-02-15
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