Black Diamond Momentum Harness wins climbing harness Best Buy Award

Black Diamond Momentum Harness wins the 2010 Best Buy award for the climbing harness category.

Online PR News – 23-June-2010 – – MILL VALLEY,, one of the most popular climbing web sites in the world, revealed Black Diamond Momentum Harness as the winner of the 2010 Recommended award for the climbing harness category. The staff rated the Black Diamond Momentum Harness after extensive field testing in Yosemite, Colorado, and Utah. The Momentum also underwent extensive side by side tests with others in the harness category to evaluate key performance metrics such as ease of use, performance, packability, durability and comfort. The complete review is available on

According to gear tester Chris McNamara, "If you just starting to climb or you are on a budget, you can't beat this harness for the money. In fact, you will probably go many years before ever buying another harness. It is only if you want a high end or application- specific harness that you need to look at others. For example, if you want the ultimate sport climbing harness you can shell out another $55 for the Black Diamond Ozone, but in the end the Momentum will be almost as comfortable and more versatile and at a fraction of the price."

McNamara continues, "This is the best harness out there for the money and a great first harness. It is comfortable, has great gear loops, tons of features and costs a mere $45. You have to spend a LOT more money to get minor improvements in weight, comfort or features. Black Diamond's own Chaos harness is just slightly better but costs another $80."