Black Diamond

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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

Trail Back

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Fairly light poles with reasonably ergonomical grips, and extend to a fairly good length. Not the most rigid however. I've used a number of different poles including carbon and shock types. I got these as they are light and most importantly long as I'm 6'1". I like the grips and especially the straps, which are comfortable and easily adjusted. They have some flex, which isn't a bad thing so long as they don't bend, and it gives them some shock absorption. The baskets are nice quality and stay on,… Full review

Guide Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars Didn't work out for me. If I needed to handle ropes or grab onto rocks, etc., I might need gloves like these, but for XC skiing, mitts suffice and are better in cold temperatures. These aren't warm enough for -20°F, XC skiing.  Within an hour, my fingers were numb and immobile. (My circulation is normal.) It's a disappointment when your warmest gear doesn't cut it.  I had all day, when it warmed to 20°F, to focus on buying warmer hand protection. BD makes two GoreTex mitts rated to -40°F and… Full review

Guide Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These made me a believer in gloves for very cold weather. I have not worn a warmer or more durable glove. The gauntlet is easy to open and close, and having a removable liner is a plus. I grade them below five stars for shipping without an idiot leash. I carry two pair of hand protection for winter hiking.  After my very old REI mitts plus shells were past their usable life, and a cold day convinced me that Dachstein mitts plus shells weren't enough, I chose Black Diamond's Guide Glove. They're… Full review

Iota

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Perfect for trail running. You'll still need a longer-range one for route finding. As fall approaches and nights get longer many say goodbye to trail running and relegate their morning runs to either asphalt (yawn) or a treadmill (sacrilege). 1st world problems at their best. Many runners either quit running in the mornings during the winter or stick to lighted streets.  The struggle is real. You can use a headlamp but: Most headlamps eat WAY too many batteries for daily use. Full power headlamps… 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