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Object Title: Dyno

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Jan 22, 2003 / Jan 22, 2003

Object ID: 9309

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The initial remarks about this harness are generally three words: simple, durable, and clean. This is the workhorse harness every climber has been waiting for - the harness to wear to the gym, on the multi pitch belay stations, and on the long A3 aid routes. Four gear loops to organize gear, padded elasticized leg loops increase air time comfort, and Capilene fleece in the swami belt provides great against-the-skin comfort. Die cut foam laminate construction offers great support and superb durablity. The AL version sports Adjustable leg loops.

With 7 mm of foam, solid back support and streamlined front and sides, the Dyno is the ultimate smooth ride. Add durability and comfort and you have a great harness at a great price. Weighs a mere 278 g (9.8 oz). Light for redpointing/ supportive for hanging belays. Great harness for gym or sport climbing. Anatomically curved. Four gear loops. Reinforced tie-in points. Adjustable rear risers. The Dyno Harness is all this and one thing more-modestly priced.

SMALL - 28" TO 31"
MEDIUM - 30" TO 33"
LARGE - 32" to 35"
X-LARGE - 34" to 37"


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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I love this harness for trad, sport, or the gym. I've used it in the mountains, but will probably go back to the Alpine Bod because I like the easy-clip leg loops for changing clothes or going #2. On the crags, I enjoy flailing around on top-rope 11s and 12s (read hangdogging), and the Dyno bites my legs while hanging. This may be because the leg loops are a little large even when snugged down. On lead, though, it allows for unhampered movement and flexibility.

Pros: Light, comfortable to hike in during approaches, doesn't hamper movement, inexpensive ($39). Cons: Bites me while hanging or on rappel, no chalk bag/haul loop, leg loops won't snug down tight enough.
Posted Jan 22, 2003 5:08 pm

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