Black Diamond

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First Light Hoody

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond First Light Hoody keeps me warm and toasty in the great outdoors. However, the PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active synthetic insulation lacks the snuggly comfort of down and even some other PrimaLoft jackets I've worn. For this reason, it doesn’t always make the cut when I’m packing my bag for a full day outdoor adventure. Testing Conditions I tested the Black Diamond First Light from late January through April as a member of the Trailspace Review Corps. I wore the First Light… Full review

Hollowpoint

rated 3 of 5 stars Tough well made bag let down by two design flaws which in turn render the bag unusable. I have had the bag for 4-5 years mainly for urban use, cycling to work etc, and unfortunately it now has to be replaced. The bag is not at all worn out and is made of very resistant materials. Except the top zip at the corners is very exposed to wear and tear. It has prematurely worn to the point where I can no longer close the bag properly .  I will avoid zips in any future purchases. Full review

Distance Carbon FLZ

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, strong, compact, and adjustable. I have used trekking poles on my trips for a number of years, and like them a lot. They're helping me get extra miles out of my creaky knees. I have used adjustable Black Diamond Cork poles up to now. I like the forward leaning grips on those, but that feature means they won't collapse down to as small a size as some. Regardless, they've been very good, but I thought I'd try the superlight option out to get a smaller (packable) size with a bit less weight,… Full review

Tele Lynx

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very good stout snow shovel design that would be great in the backcountry for digging a snow cave or pit, or helping dig a buddy out after an avalanche. I have had this Black Diamond Tele Lynx backcountry shovel for at least ten years and have found it to be a solid design that has never let me down. A shovel is not a piece of gear that most people get too excited about, but if you go into the backcountry where you need to be carrying a shovel it is one of the most important pieces of… Full review

Serac Strap

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 12-point stainless steel crampon that does the job. I bought these a couple of years ago and I've used them only in snow ranging from powder to crust with my flexible hunting boots, but never on solid ice.After some mixed rocky trail hike, a fellow hiker advised me to buy a knife sharpening stone to sharpen the edges from time to time. I came to no result since stainless steel is VERY HARD to sharpen. Not that I needed any sharpening because till this day they are as sharp as they were when I first… 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

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

Backcountry Skis, Shells, Boots at Outdoor Retailer
New and updated backcountry ski gear is in abundance at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. We share a few ski and alpine highlights from Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Gregory, and Osprey. Read more
January 8, 2016

Black Diamond and P-Tec: Lights and Lightweight Poles
Black Diamond and Princeton Tec showed off new charging and waterproof lights. Plus, a pair of super-light trekking poles from Black Diamond highlighted Day 1 at Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 7, 2014

Black Diamond Introduces First Jet-Fan Avy Airbags
Black Diamond has entered the avalanche airbag market with a new technology that uses one of the oldest methods of moving air—a fan. Plus, backcountry leaders on safety gear and responsibility. Read more
February 5, 2014

Black Diamond Brings Apparel Line for 2013
Iconic equipment manufacturer Black Diamond is launching a new line of technical mountain apparel with high-end fabrics, built-in RECCO reflectors, and classic style. Read more
April 1, 2013

Trailspace Community Publishes 25,000th Gear Review
The Trailspace community has published 25,000 outdoor gear reviews! Congratulations to Kkpro. For writing the 25,000th (of his Black Diamond Cosmo) he wins a $400 gear prize pack. Plus, everyone gets special discounts from CampSaver, Massey’s Outfitters, Rock/Creek, and Tahoe Mountain Sports. Read more
March 27, 2013

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