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Black Diamond Primrose AL

Streamlined, light as a snowflake and functional, the Ozone is marketed as a sport harness, but I’m using it for all types of rock climbing from cragging to multipitch trad.

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BD-PrimroseALBlack Diamond Primrose AL $45.95
★★★★ 14 ounce
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This is a solid, useful and affordable all-around harness. The foam-padded waistbelt has a soft, smooth fleece lining, and both it and the leg loops are easy to adjust for adding clothing layers. One shining, easy-to-overlook feature is the four wide, protruding and accessible pressure-molded gear loops, which curve slightly at center to reduce cluster.

My only issue concerned the waistbelt, which I found a little short, having to crank to plug the end in its keeper tunnel. I have a pretty average build and haven’t heard any whispers about barrels lately, so my experience suggests you size large.