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Black Diamond Technician Women Harness
  • Black Diamond Technician Women Harness
  • Black Diamond Technician Women Harness

Technician Women


My vote: None ( 3.5 avg )


Limestone sport routes, granite big walls, steep ice and alpine faces—for those who climb it all, all year long, the Black Diamond Technician Harness is a durable quiver-of-one harness that tackles any climb on the calendar. Made with adjustable leg loops and the lightweight support of our Fusion Comfort Technology, the Technician features a quick-drying, durable shell that stands up to abrasive rock and foul conditions. Speed buckles on the waistbelt and leg loops offer a wide range of adjustability to accommodate changing layers throughout the seasons. Four gear loops, a rear fifth loop, and four Ice Clipper slots secure any sized rack.

  • Lightweight, quick-drying waistbelt with Fusion Comfort Technology offers superior comfort and range of motion
  • Adjustable leg loops
  • Adjustable releasable elastic risers

Retail price

US$ 89.95

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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.

376 g

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

Fit Women
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
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.”

5 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.

Yes, 4
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.

Yes  (0kN)
Certification ­
Size Chart

Waist: 66-74 cm / 26-29 in
Legs: 46-51 cm / 18-20 in
Waist: 71-79 cm / 28-31 in
Legs: 51-56 cm / 22-24 in
Waist: 76-84 cm / 30-33 in
Legs: 56-61 cm / 22-24 in
L (will fit the lower range of XL)
Waist: 84-91 cm / 33-36 in
Legs: 61-66 cm / 24-26 in

( 5 avg )
( 5 avg )

Durable and versatile

Adjustable leg loops and multiple gear loops make this a great harness for winter climbing
Stiff and uncomfortable when hanging, even after a year of use.
I’ve used it a ton

I've used this harness in both summer and winter climbing. The 5 gear loops and 4 ice clipper slots make it very versatile. I've climbed with it more on rock and it's only downside is it can feel stiff and uncomfortable when hanging. 

I've used this harness in both summer and winter climbing. The 5 gear loops and 4 ice clipper slots make it very versatile. I've climbed with it more on rock and it's only downside is it can feel stiff and uncomfortable when hanging. 

Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 3/5

The Black Diamond Technician seriously missed the mark for us. We've loved a lot of BD harnesses over the years, and have given many awards in our reviews, but this one was uncomfortable and ill-suited for its intended purpose, long routes where comfort is key.

Splitter Choss Gear Review no rating given just a review

Really there was only one thing I didn’t love about the Technician. The leg loops are too big for me, and I have to wonder at some of these harnesses, where size medium is perfect for my waist, but the leg loops open up to gargantuan size. Who are these people with size 32 waists that have legs the size of tree trunks? Definitely not sport climbers. Even with the adjustable leg loops cinched all the way down, they felt a little baggy on my legs. They also would invariably loosen up a little bit, even after I tried using Gorilla tape to keep them in place.

Rock and Ice Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Technician was well up to the challenge of heavy use and performed faultlessly during trad, sport, alpine and multi-pitch outings. I’d recommend this harness for climbers who dabble in multiple climbing disciplines, but want one harness with which to meet all their whimsical climbing desires.

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