Black Diamond Chaos Climbing Harness - Men's

The most comfortable and durable harness from Black Diamond designed for high-end multipitch free climbing and trad cragging, the Chaos Climbing Harness offers premium padding and abrasion resistance.
  • $124.95

Item # 868199

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  • Kinetic Core Construction uses a thin layer of Vectran liquid crystal polymer fibers in place of traditional webbing to evenly distribute weight across the waist and legs
  • Bullhorn-shape waistbelt is ergonomically designed for all-day comfort
  • Lightweight aluminum Speed Adjust buckle is prethreaded for quick and secure 1-handed operation
  • 4 pressure-molded gear loops hold cams, slings and on-route essentials, and the front 2 loops are oversize for optimized racking
  • Rear elastic straps adjust easily
  • Black Diamond Chaos Climbing Harnes has a rear haul loop that's rated at 12kN

Weight (see spec chart) is based on size Medium. See specifications below for size detail:

  • Small fits waist 27 - 30 in., leg 19 - 21 in.
  • Medium fits waist 30 - 33 in., leg 21 - 23 in.
  • Large fits waist 33 - 36 in., leg 23 - 25 in.
  • X Large fits waist 36 - 39 in., leg 25 - 27 in.


Black Diamond Chaos Climbing Harness - Men's

Specification Description
Best use Climbing
Fits waist 27 - 39 inches
Padded waist Yes
Gear loops 4 loops
Belay loop Yes
Leg loop size 19 - 27 inches
Padded leg loops Yes
Adjustable leg loops No
Droppable leg loops No
Weight 360 grams
Gender Men's

Black Diamond Chaos Climbing Harness - Men's

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Rated 5out of5
by fromBest Harness, hands down I have been a climber for 10 years now and have owned many different harnesses. As the technology transitioned to lightweight harnesses, they started getting either very uncomfortable or would wear quickly at tie in points, etc... This harness is the answer to those issues while still staying light weight. The biggest selling point for me is the comfortability. I have used Petzl harnesses in the past and they have sewn, hard ridges at the top and bottom of the waist band that really dig in while hanging. This harness has no ridges on the waist belt or leg loops. Also, the waist and leg loops don't fold or pinch in the middle due to the substantial padding, which is very nice as that can also be very uncomfortable and is an issue I've had with other harnesses. I'm on my second generation of this harness and will soon be buying a third and will continue to use it as long as BD keeps making it. I never write reviews, but I feel strongly enough about this harness to recommend it to people that are shopping online since you don't get to test it out. Spend the extra $$, this is worth it.
Date published: 2014-04-08

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