Black Diamond

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rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bright, small, lightweight, and durable headlamp. Bright, small, lightweight, and durable head lamp I recently purchased this new model of the Black Diamond Spot for a backpacking trip in Europe. I never gave too much thought about headlamps but after having enough of Energizer’s headlamps I decided I did want a reliable (the headband on the Energizer loosens quickly), bright torch I can hike with (without it leaning down while you walk) that will be battery-efficient. This lamp does it ll. I’ve… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars These poles are as tough as it gets. I hiked around 1,000 miles in the last six months and I’m glad I had these poles to support me. These are so durable I never even had to tighten the screws of the flicklocks! I hiked while carrying an average weight of 36 pounds (16 kilos) and in all types of terrain, but the majority of it were granite and other igneous rocks. Durability Brilliant, superb, outstanding! There were numerous times I had put all of my weight on these poles and they never bent… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely wide range of brightness settings with the brightest being equivalent to the sun. It would appear that this product has gone through multiple iterations, so I will state up front that I bought mine in January or February 2016 and is the same as that shown on the Black Diamond website in October 2016.  I suppose that this would make it a 2016 model. I have used it for one camping trip and often for tasks around the house that require extra light. I have used the light about every two weeks… Full review


rated 1 of 5 stars Battery case lock snapped after literally one minute of use. Overall I did not use the lamp in any outside situation, but it seems flimsy and would not survive long. Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Black Diamond touts the Orbit as a Double Power LED. I would have to agree. With the touch of the selector switch you go from a 105-lumen lantern to 50-lumen flashlight. You also have the option on output. I find it versatile. You will find it will offset the use of your headlamp in camp. It's just easy to add to your pack. Construction: The housing is plastic to include the frosted globe. The switch selector is rubber and can  be engaged while wearing gloves. The feet and bottom of the housing… Full review

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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

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

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


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

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