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Black Diamond BOD Full View


Black Diamond


My vote: None ( 5 avg )


Simple, versatile and comfortable, the Bod provides the essentials for all vertical adventures with a functional fit.

Fleece-padded waistbelt with traditional buckle
Quick-release leg loops constructed from nylon webbing
Supportive back straps
4 gear loops
12 kN-rated belay and haul loops

Retail price

US$ 49.95

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Weight (g)


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.

495 g

M : 495 g / 17.5 oz

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

Gender Unisex
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, 0
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Manual Doubleback
Leg Buckle Type Clip
Drop Seat No
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.

No  (12kN)
Certification CE, UIAA
Size Chart

Waist: 56-68 cm / 23-27 in
Legs: 41-51 cm / 16-20 in
Waist: 66-76 cm / 26-30 in
Legs: 46-56 cm / 18-22 in
Waist: 74-84 cm / 29-33 in
Legs: 51-61 cm / 20-24 in
Waist: 81-91 cm / 32-36 in
Legs: 56-66 cm / 22-26 in
XL (will fit the lower range of XXL)
Waist: 89-99 cm / 35-39 in
Legs: 61-71 cm / 24-28 in

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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 2.4/5

The Bod fits a wide variety of leg size and waist combos. The leg loops are highly adjustable and, more importantly, they are quick to adjust. If you are teaching a big class of new climbers, this harness is easy to fit to someone quickly. Also, the harness is relatively compact. Climbing gyms love these harnesses because they can throw them in one bin and have them take up relatively little space compared to harnesses with more volume. Lastly, they are time-tested and bomber. It is hard to wear them out; just about every piece of webbing is beefy. This harness even comes with gear loops and a haul loop that make it suitable for multi-pitch climbs.

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.