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Black Diamond Momentum DS Package Review


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  • Currently 3.0/5
Overall avg rating 3.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: March 29, 2011
Price:   $100 | Compare prices at 3 resellers
Pros:  Speed adjust buckles, Editors' Choice belay device.
Cons:  No chalk bag or chalk; we prefer the cheaper Momentum harness.
Best Uses:  Intro to climbing, gym climbing, teaching groups.
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   Black Diamond
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ March 29, 2011  
This package comes with with a solid harness and our favorite belay device. It does not come with a chalk bag or chalk like most other packages. The advantage of the Momentum DS over the other three Momentum harnesses is it has two speed-adjust buckles on the waist. This lets the harness quickly fit a variety of people. However, we prefer the regular Momentum harness, which is lighter, simpler, and costs $30 less. Or, if you want buckles on the legs, the Momentum AL is $25 less. We would steer most people who love the Momentum series to the Momentum AL Package, which is the same price but comes with a chalk bag and chalk. If you really want the self-locking buckles and two buckles on the waist, we would get the Petzl Corax Kit. It is $20 more expensive but comes with a chalk bag and a higher scoring harness. All that said, we really recommend the Black Diamond/Wild Country Package. It costs $20 less than the DS Package, comes with a chalk bag and chalk, and a better carabiner.

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OutdoorGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review

Black Diamond Momentum DS ($75) - A high-scoring climbing harness.
Black Diamond ATC XP ($24) - Our Editor's Choice pick for belay device.
Quicksilver Screw ($8) - Solid but not exceptional locking carabiner.

All the items bought separately costs $107, so this package saves you about seven percent.

This is the only climbing package we reviewed that does not come with a chalk bag or chalk.

Chris McNamara

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