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Black Diamond Solution Men
  • Black Diamond Solution Men
  • Black Diamond Solution Men
  • Black Diamond Solution Men
  • Black Diamond Solution Men

Solution Men

Black Diamond

Rating

My vote: None ( 4.5 avg )

Description

Whether you're putting in multiple burns in the gym or working your project at the crag, the Black Diamond Solution Harness provides unequaled comfort. Fusion Comfort Technology™ introduces three separate strands of low-profile webbing, introducing superior load distribution while reducing pressure on sensitive points. Designed to fit the contours of your body, the Solution maximizes freedom of movement and comfort.

Lightweight waistbelt with Fusion Comfort Technology.
Countoured fit for superior comfort and range of motion.
Four pressure-molded gear loops.
Adjustable, releasable elastic risers.

Retail price

US$ 69.95

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Weight (g)

Weight

In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll list them here.

The default weight is the middle-most size, often this is size M.

330 g

Black Diamond doesn't provide the weights for other sizes so we're working on gathering this info by hand, stay tuned!

Gender Men
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Gear Loops

Number of Gear Loops

Gear loops are used to hold gear (quickdraws, cams, etc) onto your harness. 4 gear loops is most common.

0 - 1 Gear Loops

Most often on full body harnesses or guide/gym style harnesses.

2-3 Gear Loops

Mostly found on lighter harnesses made for [ski] mountaineering or high-end sport climbing where weight is a high priority.

4 - 5 Gear Loops

The standard/most common number for climbing harnesses. Perfect for sport and trad.

More Than 6 Gear Loops

Designed for long multi-pitch and big wall climbing, found on harnesses made to hold the maximum amount of gear.

Worth Considering

Occasionally, the number of gear loops will change on a harness model depending on the size. There could be 7 gear loops for the med/large but only 5 gear loops for the xsmall/small. In this case we list the highest number for the filters, and then write an explanation on the product page like, “Size S/XS can only fit 5 gear loops.”

4 Gear loops
Ice Clip Slots

Ice Clip Slot

Ice clipper slots are made to fit a carabiner that holds ice screws. These slots are generally only used by ice climbers but there is no disadvantage to having them on your harness.

Less than 40% of harnesses will have ice clipper slots. And those harnesses will usually have 2 or 4 slots, often located next to, or between, the gear loops.

No­
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type None (it stretches)
Drop Seat Yes
Haul Loop

Haul Loop

Trad climbers often look for a haul loop as they're intended to haul a rope (second line) or pack (while you climb the chimney).

A haul loop can also hold shoes or other accessories. Although not the intended use, it is also commonly used to hold a chalk bag.

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Certification CE, UIAA
Size Chart

S (will fit the upper range of XS)
Waist: 69-76 cm / 27-30 in
Legs: 48-53 cm / 19-21 in
M
Waist: 76-84 cm / 30-33 in
Legs: 53-58 cm / 21-23 in
L
Waist: 84-91 cm / 33-36 in
Legs: 58-63 cm / 23-25 in
XL (will fit the lower range of XXL)
Waist: 91-99 cm / 36-39 in
Legs: 64-69 cm / 25-27 in

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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 5/5

The Black Diamond Solution is the most comfortable and lightest harness that we tested for this review, and was also the highest overall scorer. As such, we feel like it is the absolute best choice for climbers who primarily sport or gym climb. We also liked that it comes at a relatively affordable price compared to most companies' "high end" versions, and thus wholeheartedly endorse it.

Splitter Choss Gear Review no rating given just a review

A harness this nice with brand new technology would typically be priced towards the top of the line, but somehow it comes in at only $69.95. With that kind of value, combined with top-notch performance, I highly recommended this harness for anyone needing an all-around rig that’s light and extremely comfortable. It’s also available in a women’s specific model as well.

The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.