Black Diamond Equipment
Vario Speed Harness
A simple and secure, one-size-fits-all harness. READ MORE
A simple and secure, one-size-fits-all harness. Learn More
With a one-size-fits-all, simple design, the Vario Speed is a great choice for guide schools, rock gyms and outdoor programs.
- Large quick-adjust buckle on waistbelt is pre-threaded and doesn’t require doubling back
- Quick-adjust leg loops
- Constructed from wide nylon webbing
- Also recommended for gym use
Series : Classic Series
Weight : 450 g (15.9 oz)
Size Range :
Fits waist sizes 58-107 cm (23-42 in)
Fits leg sizes 43-71 cm (17-28 in)
Vario Speed Harness is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephen from Works great I bought this harness for my 10 and 7 year old granddaughters to use on our backyard zip line. The line starts from a treehouse 15 feet above the ground and runs a fast 165 feet so security and safety are very important. The harness goes on easily, rides comfortably and is easy to take off so when the girls are trading the harness as they ride the zip things move along nicely. The construction of the harness appears to be excellent and has worked great for the first two weeks. Cost was also a consideration. Great value.
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephen from Great begining Rock Climbing Harness I am fairly large 6'3 255lbs and it fits me fine with a bit of room to spare. It is comfortable when suspended without any binding/pinching issue as long as you put it on correctly. Good product. Seems very well built.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shari from Perfect for educational settings Every part of this harness seems to have been made to fit the needs of climbing/belaying instructors in a program setting. The harness is very easy to adjust and the finished fit is smooth, comfortable, and clean in its appearance.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin from Great harness for introductory group instruction. This is a great harness for indoor and group use. We love the way that the buckles CAN NOT be taken apart or misfed through the course of normal use. Harness parts are very clear and user friendly. Some sacrifice is made in the areas of comfort, gear loops and transferable skills (not a typical belay loop), but trade off is worth it for ease of use and universal instruction. Keep up the good work BD!
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by RaiRai from Quality Harness for Programmatic Use The Vario Speed Harness is perfect for educational and institutional programs. Black Diamond’s no frills approach means that the harness is intuitive and easy to navigate for inexperienced folk, as well as being easy for facilitators to fit quickly. Additionally, participants cannot unlace the buckles without considerable effort, which makes the Vario Speed a safer choice for beginners than a more complex harness. The size and the shape of the belay loop is also very convenient for helping students tie-in. The Vario Speed Harness is very affordable, and is an excellent choice for a beginning climber, or someone who climbs infrequently. I work for an outdoor education company in Southern California, and we use the Vario Speed Harnesses for our students in our rock climbing and challenge course programs. For these participants, the Vario Speed is perfect and extremely durable when subjected to amateur users. For some reason, it does have a tendency to lose the back elastic straps, whether by participant removal or snapping. It would be nice to be able to replace them without a doing a home sewing project. The only complaint I have about the Vario Speed Harness is its sizing. While the majority of students have no trouble fitting into it, larger participants, particularly ladies with wider hips, have trouble with the size of the waistband. This is particularly disheartening for these students, who may already be trepidatious about trying climbing. I would like to see a larger size available so that my larger students could participate more easily. The Vario Speed Harness is an excellent starter harness for a weekend climber or for a gym, outdoor education, or challenge course program. It does everything those folk need and nothing else. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joel from Great group / climbing course harness I teach climbing courses regularly and keep a set of these on hand for participants in these courses. They are solidly built and very straightforward in design. I like the higher tie-in point in case a participant needs help tying in for some reason, as well as the fact that the buckle's are double-backed and can't be put on incorrectly.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blake from very happy with Vario Speed this harness is a great fit for our program... We have outdoor climbing, climbing wall, and lots of different size new climbers using the Vario.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeremy from Use them with scouts These are great universal harnesses. I use them with all my scouts when rappelling. Makes it easy when you have so many different size boys.
Date published: 2014-06-23