The Black Diamond Aspect is a comfortable, four-season, all-purpose climbing harness designed to tackle everything from tough bolted lines to tricky pin-scarred routes, and even winter ice. A wide and thick swami belt and equally large leg loops make this one of the more comfortable free climbing harnesses we've tested. It's more comfortable than the company's Chaos, but less comfortable than the Big Gun. Downsides: a one-inch gap between the two gear loops makes it harder to access gear on the rear loop and the comfortable foam makes the harness a bit bulky when packed. We choose lighter, more compact harnesses for half-day or longer approaches. But, on the whole, this is a good quality, relatively inexpensive, all-purpose harness. For $80 it offers well-rounded climbers a single harness for a reasonable price.
We recommend this harness only if you plan to climb ice in it. Otherwise, the Black Diamond Momentum ($55) is a cheaper yet less comfortable budget option for rock climbing. The CAMP Quartz CR3 ($70) offers more rock specific features. Finally, the Black Diamond Chaos ($125) is our top rated climbing harness. It provides nearly as much comfort of the Aspect, but with fixed leg loops gear loops that are positioned better.