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 The Primrose SA is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Primrose SA is no longer produced by Black Diamond. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

Black Diamond Primrose SA Front View
  • Black Diamond Primrose SA Front View
  • Black Diamond Primrose SA Side View
  • Black Diamond Primrose SA Front View
  • Black Diamond Primrose SA Side View

Primrose SA

Black Diamond


My vote: None ( 4.5 avg )


An all-around harness for any level of female climber, the Black Diamond Primrose SA features our Dual Core Construction to provide an expert balance of comfort, ventilation and durability. Dual Core Construction uses two slim bands of high-tensile webbing on the outer edges of the women's-specific waistbelt and a venting OpenAir foam insert in the center to balance comfort and breathability without pressure points. Our trakFIT leg loop adjustment system uses a simple, secure slide adjuster to quickly and easily adjust the diameter of the leg loop and provide a wide range of fit.

-Pre-threaded SpeedAdjust buckle on waistbelt
- Women's-specific bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waistbelt built using Dual Core Construction
- Patent-pending trakFIT leg adjustment for easy, worry-free adjustability of women's specific OpenAir leg loops
-Adjustable releasable rear elastic riser
-4 pressure-molded gear loops
-12 kN-rated haul loop

Retail price

US$ 54.95

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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.

350 g

Gender Women
Sizes XS, S, M, L
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 Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Quick Adjust
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.

No  (12kN)
Certification ­
Size Chart

Waist: 61-69 cm / 24-27.1 in
Legs: 45-53 cm / 17.7-20.8 in

Waist: 69-76 cm / 27.1-29.9 in
Legs: 48-58 cm / 18.9-22.8 in

Waist: 76-84 cm / 29.9-33.1 in
Legs: 53-63 cm / 20.8-24.8 in

Waist: 84-91 cm / 33.1-35.8 in
Legs: 61-71 cm / 24-28 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

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Colorado Mountain School Gear Review no rating given just a review

This harness is comfortable! It features a “women’s-specific bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waistbelt”. It’s Dual Core Construction™ features two bands of webbing that distribute pressure while providing breathe-ability. To give an idea how comfortable this harness is, I used it as my go-to while climbing in the hot temperatures of Red Rocks, Nevada while participating in an AMGA Rock Guide Course this past October. Comfort is the reason that I continue to choose the Primrose harness. Another selling point for me is that you do not need to spend much to own a quality harness like the Primrose SA – it is very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this harness to any level of climbers. Thank you Black Diamond for developing a comfortable and affordable harness specifically for female climbers!

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.