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Distance Carbon FLZ

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect for when the going gets tough. If my day might involve a steep stretch, I pack these poles, just in case. I carry these poles with "emergency gear." I use them when I'm descending a grassy, 30-degree avalanche chute (Mt. Truchas in summer). Using the poles, I can descend twice as fast and be much less likely to fall. I've had them 21 months, and I use them in the Rocky Mountains. They easily lock into stiff, rigid poles, and their height is easily adjusted. I broke one when the pole was… Full review

Dawn Patrol 32

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is designed for backcountry ski touring. It is comfortable and big enough for emergency gear, food, etc. I've used this pack for almost two winters in the mountains of northern New Mexico. It's as good as new; it's trustworthy. Unlike the packs I previously used, I can wear this on a full-day outing and hardly notice it, even when it is fully loaded. I'm a medium size in most clothes, and the Dawn Patrol 32 is a good fit. In comparison, standard rucksacks, such as the BD Nitro pack, feel… Full review

Spot

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing features that were beyond what I expected when I took a 10-day loop backpack trip from Tolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley floor. Other backpackers at High Sierra B.P. camps wanted to try it out. I was so impressed, I got several as gifts. Amazing high beam to allow me to follow trail or get around in camp for setup after dark. The low beam narrowing and dimming when needed to not disturb others. Strap stays put and comfortable adjuster. Light enough without weight and all features at my… Full review

ReVolt

rated 4 of 5 stars Exceptional headlamp. I take this headlamp with me everywhere from climbing, to camping to working on my vehicle. Exceptional headlamp. I take this headlamp with me everywhere from climbing, to camping to working on my vehicle. It's very bright and I enjoy using rechargeable batteries as I know I always leave the house with a full charge (can also use regular AAA batteries). The red light and "lock" function work well. The single button is a pain to use at first, but once you understand how it works… Full review

Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy and fast to extend and collapse. Lightweight but sturdy. Comfortable wrist straps. The contoured cork grips are great and for those time when you need to adjust your grip for changes in terrain there's a foam grip below the cork. I just won't go hiking without trekking poles; especially in the winter! I kept finding myself ready for an ad hoc hike and not having poles, so I decided to pick up a spare pair to supplement my aluminum trekking poles. One thing to pay attention to when selecting… Full review

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Backstory

Black Diamond was founded December 1, 1989, when a group of former Chouinard Equipment Ltd employees bought the bankrupt company's assets. In 2010, Black Diamond became a publicly traded company. In 2012, Black Diamond acquired POC Sports and Pieps.

Black Diamond Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Congratulations, Kevin, Our Black Diamond Gear Winner
Congratulations to Kevin Calendris, an LA rock climber and our winner of a backpack, trekking poles, and lighting prize package from Black Diamond worth $575 for reviewing his gear. Read more
July 10

Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win Black Diamond Gear
On Monday, July 10, we're giving $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor gear to one of our members. Review your own gear, apparel, or footwear by Sunday and it could be yours. Read more
July 5

Win $575 Worth of Black Diamond Equipment
Someone is getting all of this Black Diamond equipment. Write a review of your own gear and this backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, lantern, and trucker hat ($575 total value) could be yours. Read more
June 28

Review Your Gear, Win $575 of Black Diamond Gear
Want $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor equipment for your next trip? Review your gear and a new backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern could be all yours. Read more
June 21

Win Black Diamond Gear by Reviewing your Gear
We're giving away a backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern from Black Diamond to one lucky member. Review your gear and be entered to win ($575 value). Read more
June 9

Lighten Up: Illumination is Outdoor Essential #4
Illumination is #4 on the 10 Essentials list. We talked to experts from Black Diamond, Ledlenser, and Petzl to learn more about headlamp technology and what to consider when selecting your backcountry illumination. Read more
October 3, 2016

Contact

Black Diamond Equipment
2084 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
USA

phone: (801) 278-5533
fax: (801) 278-5544

website: www.blackdiamondequipment.com
email: bdmo@bdel.com, warranty@bdel.com