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Couloir (Spring 2016)

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Black Diamond - Couloir (Spring 2016)

Packable to the size of a soup can that easily stows away in a jacket pocket, the superlight Couloir harness is designed to be the essential skiing and mountaineering harness. Quick-release leg loops allow fast and easy changes while wearing skis or crampons, and low-profile webbing construction allows it to wear comfortably under packs or over clothing. Two webbing gear loops, four Ice Clipper slots and a belay and haul loop complete the package.

Technical specifications & features

Weight 8 oz.
Gender Men's & Unisex
Other Features Fast drying nylon webbing construction with traditional buckle
Quick release leg loops for easy on/off even while wearing skis or crampons
2 webbing gear loops and 4 Ice Clipper slots
Low-profiled and flat enough to be worn comfortably under a pack or clothing
Packs down into a stuff sack small enough into a jacket pocket
12kN rated belay and haul loops

Small/Medium: 28-35 in
Medium/Large: 32-38 in
Large/X-Large: 35-42 in
XXL: 38-44 in

Product Reviews

Great for it's purpose.
I've had the harness for a while now and wanted to put it through the ringer before I wrote a review. I have used other "super light" harnesses before and though, they feel great walking in them on a glacier, they scare the living scree out of me when I'm using them in a weight bearing situation. This harness is super light (not as light as the CAMP harnesses made from ribbons,) so it is easy to throw in the pack, or walk all day in on the glacier. However I think the true beauty comes when you actually need to use it. You feel plenty safe and it has a few loops as well. I've done some alpine leads, a few raps, and for kicks and giggles I also did a 200' rappel, and it felt fine. If you get it and use it for it's designed purpose you will love it and be thankful that someone finally came out with strong light alpine harness that doesn't feel like lingerie.

Cons- $60 for a lot less material and padding. Hmmm....
-It looks like BD isn't making the black any more, we're going back to the 90's mentality that you have to see climbers from space.
-And finally, the buckle, yes that is everybody's main gripe. BD, fix it if you want but really how many times do those guys take their harnesses on and off when above tree line. Not really a problem for me. Review by Nick T

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I am a 32 in waist should I go with the small/medium or the medium/large.
Question by: Mike on Mar 25, 2016 12:52:00 PM
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