The Black Diamond Primrose SA Harness is a great women’s-specific harness for all climbing uses: sport, trad, multi-pitch, gym, snow and ice! This is the second Primrose harness that I have owned. Recently, I have been wearing it regularly for alpine climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. The speed offered by the pre-threaded adjustable waist is a great feature when I need to adjust layers. All I need to do to put on an extra layer is loosen the harness slightly, tuck my jacket in and tighten my harness – all of which can be done with one hand. BD’s “trakFIT” leg loop system is also quick to adjust and provides a wide range of fit. I can adjust it accordingly if I am wearing thin summer pants or layers of thick winter gear.
This harness is comfortable! It features a “women’s-specific bullhorn-shaped OpenAir waistbelt”. It’s Dual Core Construction™ features two bands of webbing that distribute pressure while providing breathe-ability. To give an idea how comfortable this harness is, I used it as my go-to while climbing in the hot temperatures of Red Rocks, Nevada while participating in an AMGA Rock Guide Course this past October. Comfort is the reason that I continue to choose the Primrose harness. Another selling point for me is that you do not need to spend much to own a quality harness like the Primrose SA – it is very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this harness to any level of climbers. Thank you Black Diamond for developing a comfortable and affordable harness specifically for female climbers!
Colorado Mountain School Guide