Black Diamond

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rated 5 of 5 stars I was in a rain storm from 3:00 am to 10:00 am (7 hrs), I expected to be wet and my gear soaked. On the contrary, I stayed dry during a 7 hr down pour of rain. I did not want to get out of the tent, because temperatures were in the mid-30's. I was afraid if I got soaked, hypothermia might set in. I stayed warm and dry during this down pour. Further up the trail I ran into snow. I'm glad I had the Black Diamond hi-light tent to keep me dry and warm! I was out doing a solo backpacking trip when I… Full review


rated 3 of 5 stars Good lighting configuration. Switches on in your pack easily. Difficult to load batteries in low light (starlight or moonlight) and difficult to reattach battery cover in low lighting conditions. I was impressed with the lighting configurations. Typically when you are tramping (trekking) you do not need powerful lighting and battery life is the dominant consideration. The headlamp is well set up for providing for a good range of uses — bright focussed lighted for finding distant objects (trail… Full review


rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great features, low output, poor construction. This lantern has all the right ideas, but awkward execution and poor construction keep this lantern from being great. The fasteners for hanging the lantern are great, as is the flashlight mode. The light output is usable, but nothing to write home about. The adjustable brightness is also a great idea, but given that the maximum light output is already low it is not very useful. For the price, I would expect more out of this product. Disclosure: The… Full review


rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is an inexpensive, yet reliable headlamp, that suits most needs for hiking, camping, and evening walks. It has a few quirks, but the basic function operations are pretty simple. I would recommend this product to others, and if it needs to be replaced at some point, I would not hesitate to go with another Black Diamond headlamp. I purchased this headlamp, after having less than satisfactory experience with an LL Bean similar headlamp. I wanted a simple headlamp, bright enough for night-time… Full review

Soloist Lobster Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good glove/mitt hybrid that is a great base for a waterproof winter glove layering system. Use: The Black Diamond Lobster is a cross between a glove and a mitt, and is a great base for a waterproof winter glove layering system. The lobster design is warmer than a glove, but gives you more dexterity than a mitt. It has a thumb and index finger, and a separate section for the rest of the fingers. When it is cold, I can fit my index finger into the mitt section for possible extra warmth. When… 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 acquired Gregory Mountain Products and became a publicly traded company. In 2012, Black Diamond acquired POC Sports and Pieps.

Black Diamond Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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

Meet Peter1955, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month
Congratulations, Peter, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid hiker whose gear reviews were among the highest rated in September, Peter wins a pair of Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiters, plus a gear goodie pack. Read more
October 4, 2013

Q&A with American Alpine Club's Whitney Orban
Meet Whitney Orban, climber, writer, advocate, and Content Manager for the American Alpine Club, and learn what it's like to work for the nation's oldest and most prominent climbing organization. Read more
July 16, 2013

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


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

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