Black Diamond Chaos Harness - Small

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Black Diamond's most comfortable, most durable harness designed for high-end multi-pitch free climbing and trad cragging, the Chaos offers premium padding and abrasion resistance and is built with our Kinetic Core Construction™.

From the hard single-pitch splitters of Indian Creek to the soaring alpine walls of the Charakusa Valley, the Black Diamond Chaos harness is a highly durable, premium trad climbing harness that's built for long routes and serious abuse. Equally suited to cragging sessions and multi-pitch free climbs, the Chaos features Kinetic Core Construction, which uses a thin layer of Vectran fibers in place of traditional webbing to evenly distribute weight across the waist and legs. Four pressure-molded gear loops hold cams, slings and on-route essentials, and the front two loops are oversized for optimized racking. A Forged Speed Adjust buckle makes for easy on and off, while the rear 12 kN-rated haul loop secures your tag line.

  • Pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust waistbelt buckle
  • Bullhorn-shaped waistbelt built using Kinetic Core Construction
  • Waistbelt and leg loops feature abrasion-resistant shell and a soft, padded 3D mesh interior
  • Four pressure-molded gear loops with slightly larger front loops, 12 kN-rated haul loop
  • Adjustable, releasable elastic rear risers

Series: Mountain Trad Series


Quick Specs

Weight 360g
Brand Black Diamond



Rated 5 out of 5 stars. (3 customer reviews)

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Review Black Diamond Chaos Harness

24 January 2017
Amazing harness, comfortable and light weight!

Black Diamond Chaos Harness

12 January 2016
I waited to write this review until I had good chance to try the goods. I'm now happy to recommend the harness which has been terrific in both sport and trad situations. I became aware of the product via reviews from Rock & Ice mag and the outdoorgearlab website which both indicated this was a good product. I'd have also considered the arc'teryx harness as well but acquiring that within Australia was always going to be difficult. I don't even notice it whilst climbing. Its so lightweight and unobtrusive. Its really comfortable. The gear loops hold heaps of equipment and the gear comes off really easily as it should. I had a popular 10yr plus old arc'teryx harness before this and wanted something good to supersede it. This didn't let me down.

Fulfils all expectations

6 December 2014
This harness, like all harnesses, does exactly what you'd expect a harness to do. There's no surprises here; but it definitely delivers where you'd expect it to. The fit is really nice, I'm on the small side of the medium and was worried that the leg loops would be too big - but the design on the elastics ensures that it'll fit pretty much anyone's legs. The design also allows for the harness to be put on and taken off in seconds, which justifies picking non-adjustable leg loops. Practically, it once again does exactly what you'd expect it to do. It holds snugly, and holds your weight well even if you fall a few meters. It looks and feels safe and sturdy, and delivers in both these regards. There's also a really handy fabric loop on the back where I hang my chalk bag (can't vouch for the equipment loops though, haven't used them.) Finally, comfort. This is really where the Chaos shines. I bought the Chaos over other harnesses because the reviews all said that it was one of the comfiest harnesses around, and I wasn't let down. When just walking around with it on, it's so light that you'll completely forget that you're wearing it. The padding is also quite breathable and so you won't realise that you're sweating around your legs until you take it off. Finally, when sitting in it while planning a route or something similar, the padding on the leg loops are more than enough to sit comfortably for minutes on end. The only thing would be to make sure that the leg loops are sitting on your legs in a comfortable position before you start climbing, otherwise they may dig in to your crotch or somewhere else upon your descent (not pleasant!) All-in-all, I guarantee that you will be satisfied with this harness. The only thing I can't vouch for is the equipment loops, so if you plan on hanging heaps of weight off them, you might want to do a bit more research into that first. Don't be afraid of the price tag, because it'll be a wise investment for years of comfy climbing to come.