Black Diamond

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Deployment Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The mid-weight Deployment Hoody is not a layer that I would wear while I trail run, but I love to hike and bike in it during cooler temps. Made from merino wool and nylon, it’s well made and is pretty rugged. While on the more expensive side for such an item, if you can grab it on sale, then the durability, versatility, and comfort will make it worth the cost. Background & Expectations My wife gave me this last year when I was looking for a zippered hoody/jacket to replace an Arc'teryx cardigan… Full review

Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Saved my knees... saved my life. Won't leave home without them. I have been a fan of hiking poles for a long time. Because I have horrible arch support, my sense of balance is pretty poor, and having those extra supports make a real difference. A few years ago, as I got ready for my thru-hike of the High Sierra Trail, I decided to upgrade from my old banged up Leki poles, and sprung for these. I chose the cork grips just for personal preference. I find them more comfortable on a long day than rubber. Full review

Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars A simple, lightweight set of folding aluminum trekking poles great for dayhiking, backpacking, and trail running. Highly recommended! I've been a fan of trekking poles since I started backpacking solo as a teenager. The stability and joint protection they offer are always worth the weight. After years with the same pair of LEKI's, I decided to give Black Diamond a try in preparation for a trip to Mount Whitney. Their 2015 Distance Z's seemed to offer everything I wanted: Lightweight Simple design… Full review

Alpine FLZ

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent poles. I use them for day hikes and they work very well. They are fairly light, built well, and fold down much smaller than telescoping poles. And they have adjustability in their length. For beginning and intermediate hikers they are great. I cannot speak for advanced hikers, because I am not one. I like these poles a lot. I'm an intermediate day hiker, going about 8 miles a hike. These poles have made the uphills much easier, and give me more stability on the downhills. They are light… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent product. Best in terms of price/performance ratio. Good for camping. I highly recommend this headlamp Excellent product. Best in terms of price/performance ratio. Uses three most widely used AAA batteries. These batteries can be found everywhere. But anyway you will not need to carry spare batteries for multi day trips, because consumption is so low that it will last forever.  I used it heavily for 4 days, I used almost all modes and intensively used on max setting and battery indicator… 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

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 Expands 2013 Ski Offerings
Black Diamond has been busy revamping and expanding its ski offerings for 2013-14 with 11 new skis, two new boots and packs, plus a new beacon from Pieps. Read more
January 24, 2013

Kkpro Wins Black Diamond Carbon Trekking Poles
Congratulations, kkpro! You've won a pair of Ultra Mountain Carbon Trekking Poles, thanks to Black Diamond, just for sharing your review of your Marmot tent. Read more
January 2, 2013


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

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