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Black Diamond HiLight

rated 5 of 5 stars I was in a rainstorm from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. (7 hrs). I expected to be wet and my gear soaked. On the contrary, I stayed dry during a 7-hr downpour…
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Black Diamond Cosmo

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…
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Black Diamond Voyager

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…
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Black Diamond Cosmo

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…
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Black Diamond 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…
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Black Diamond Innova 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great pack! The ergo-ACTIV suspension is perfect for this hiker with an artificial hip and a limp!!! It lets me walk without the pack…
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Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Most comfortable, lightweight trekking poles I have ever used. No slippage whatsoever with their awesome locking mechanism. The hand straps…
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Black Diamond Venom Hammer Ice Axe

rated 5 of 5 stars When you need a second tool, but not necessarily a technical ice tool. "You know when it's good picket snow when you drive one in and you really…
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Black Diamond Compactor Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome product fo sho! When your trail is slippery, rocky, unstable or challenging in any way, bust out these poles for sure footing. Also,…
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Storm headlamp is a waterproof, medium sized lamp that is loaded with features: High power, waterproof, dimmable, lockable,…
Black Diamond Storm
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 4 of 5 stars I have owned many headlamps. This one is my favorite. This is my primary. It is not as light or small as my Storm, but its output, battery life,…
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 3 of 5 stars This review is for the older 45 lumen Orbit model. The new models are rated at 60 lumen with a flashlight option. I'll be honest... this doesn't…
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Got these at last year's summer REI Garage sale and they were never used. They have changed my hikes completely! Love these poles. They have…
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Black Diamond Speed 22

rated 4 of 5 stars Great daypack designed for carrying climbing gear. I purchased mine to be used as a summit pack on multi-day trips and on multi-pitch big walls.
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Black Diamond Syncline

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly, these hold up well when used for climbing various routes up 14'ers. Mine have never failed and the quick flick-lock adjustment…
Black Diamond Syncline
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Black Diamond Trail Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars Sturdy, lightweight hiking poles that utilize Black Diamond's FlickLock technology for securing the poles to whatever length you need for all…
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Black Diamond Voyager

rated 5 of 5 stars Great compact lamp. Very functional. Great purchase. Completely lights up our 8-person tent no problem. Also great to have preparing meals as…
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 5 of 5 stars The best uses are all around. I have been caving in Belize with it to night climbing and camping. I love mine and i have the old version and…
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Black Diamond Distance FL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Your knees will thank you for this welcome addition to your hiking adventures! I had knee surgery almost two years ago, and since that time…
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4 of 5 stars Yup, this is the one I bought too. At first i was going to buy a Petzl Tikka 2. Then the girls in the store told me that they all had this…
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 5 of 5 stars Very nice and bright light with a great deal of control over light output. The brightness and variety of functions this light has makes it well…
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Black Diamond Raven Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars This axe is strong, light and comes pretty sharp out of the box, though I did sharpen it more. For spring, winter or fall I take this thing…
Black Diamond Raven Pro
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Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Coefficient Vest is a worthy addition to the gear list for anyone venturing out to cool or cold places. It serves well as…
Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars My age betrays me. Before buying these poles I thought of trek poles as an experiment for me. I assumed that I would end up giving them to someone…
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alpine Carbon trekking poles are light, strong, versatile and have very comfortable cork handles. Backpackers, climbers and hikers alike…
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best trekking poles I have had. I have had this set of trekking poles for four years now and have used them while hiking in all kinds of conditions…
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Used this tent during a 4-day winter trip in the Sierras. Lightest weight 4-season tent by far. Held up to winds and snow. Internal poles make…
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Black Diamond Camo Spot

rated 4 of 5 stars Great value for options. Supposedly the brightest most powerful of Black Diamond's lamps. Lightweight and lots of options. Supposed to have…
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Black Diamond Convert Ski

rated 5 of 5 stars Go anywhere, do anything ski comfortable in the backcountry as well as on the groomers. A one quiver ski that is capable of taking you anywhere…
Black Diamond Convert Ski
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4 of 5 stars A waterproof, lightweight headlamp that you can easily bring with you on any adventure. I presently live in a cabin off the grid with no consistent…
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Compact and strong, these poles are great to take anywhere. However make sure they're the right size. I love this product because of how incredibly…
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Black Diamond Oval Wire Carabiner

rated 5 of 5 stars Caution: I DON'T CLIMB. So if you're looking for a review of this product based on its use as a climbing accessory, you won't find it here.
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Black Diamond Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars Great trekking poles for the price. Simple and easy to use. I bought these poles after looking at other trekking poles. These Trail poles are…
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4 of 5 stars Very innovative style, copied by others. Simply pull the top and bottom to extend and reveal the on/off dim switch. After several years of use…
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Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really excellent belaying parka. Warm, comfortable, packs down small, and doesn't weigh much at all. Great for very cold belaying at the crag,…
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4 of 5 stars Good spot distance, variable output, solid retail pricing. I cannot complain about this headlamp. It's comfortable, offers the selection of…
Black Diamond Storm
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars These lightweight poles have extended my hiking into an age where arthritis has wrecked my knees. Let me start by saying that Mike Gartman's…
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Black Diamond Mercury Mitt

rated 5 of 5 stars They are the best I have ever had, and I have bought a Lot of mittens and gloves on my quest to find the warmest. You do indeed get what you…
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Black Diamond Chalk Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An easy to use chalk bag that has multiple ways to attach it to your belt loop or harness. When I started climbing this was the first chalk…
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Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are looking for an incredibly lightweight trekking pole with a very efficient and packable design, the Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon…
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Black Diamond Trail Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars Great poles, they look great and are easy to use. Bought these to replace my aging twist lock poles. The wrist straps are very comfortable as…
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 4 of 5 stars Brilliant little headlamp at a reasonable price. My old Petzl Tikka headlamp, being eleven years old, was wearing out. The headband was stretched…
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Black Diamond HotWire

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good, basic carabiner. I think of these as a lighter replacement for my old standard ovals or Ds, primarily for long slings. These have a…
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Black Diamond Posiwire Quickdraw

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy clipping and an extremely reliable draw. What more is there to say? The fact that draws have very minimal moving parts makes for a reliable…
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Black Diamond Momentum SA

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic, reasonably priced harness. I was able to spend the day climbing at an indoor gym today with four of my students (12 & 13year…
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Black Diamond Mercury 55

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is one of my favorite packs... super comfortable, and well-designed. The pivoting hip belt on the Mercury 55 is perfect and much better…
Black Diamond Mercury 55
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Black Diamond Spot

rated 4 of 5 stars This headlamp is much brighter than your average cheap headlamp for only a few bucks more. It's very durable and reliable. This is a great little…
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Black Diamond Cyborg Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars BD Cyborg Pro - Light enough, versatile, easy to use, strong and functional. I've never had a problem with these and I use them every year on…
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Black Diamond Momentum AL

rated 5 of 5 stars First harness I ever bought and after all this time I still find myself going back to this harness. This harness works great! It's easy to take…
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 5 of 5 stars This product is excellent for night hiking and for camping. Its adjustable lights include both a 200 lumen searchlight and a double red light.
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Black Diamond Trail Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight poles. I used these heavily on a 7-day trek in the Alps and they were very helpful. Of my group, I had the lightest poles…
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Black Diamond Spot

rated 2 of 5 stars Lighting = good Fitting = fair Handling = easy Weight = good Built = poor I could have given 4 stars to this product, but last week I was changing…
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Black Diamond 50 Caliber

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The 50 Caliber is an awesome pack for shorter mountaineering trips (3 or 4 days). It is comfortable, provides unique features, and should be…
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend this lantern, especially for backpacking. I went on a few trips last year and used this lantern that someone else brought. On my…
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Black Diamond Voyager

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend this lantern, especially for car camping. I just bought this lantern and plan to use it for car camping and power outages at home…
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Black Diamond Spot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 1) Purchased on sale at REI in 2011. 2) Purchased due to high ratings in a magazine. 3) Only used for camping, backpacking and in the tent,…
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Black Diamond ReVolt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This headlamp is bright, light, and easy to use. You have the choice of either using NiMH batteries or alkaline. The rechargeable batteries…
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Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Large auto locking carabiner. Not worth this girl's money. I purchased this biner because of its size and the magnetic catch. I like a larger…
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Black Diamond Spot

rated 5 of 5 stars 90 lumens of night vision. This 90 lumens of glow is an absolute necessity in any outdoors person's kit. I have two as I ALWAYS carry backup…
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Black Diamond Epic 35

rated 4 of 5 stars Fine backpack for hiking and climbing. Fit It fits great even when carrying heavy load. Shoulder straps have special design and it improves…
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The poles that keep giving and giving! I hate adjustable poles and poles with lots of features (the anti-shock stuff is strange?). My favorite…
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Black Diamond Camalot C4

rated 5 of 5 stars Still the gold standard in camming devices. Superb construction and functionality; large camming range; competitively priced — I cannot imagine…
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 2 of 5 stars Not as good as the older ones. The lighting is not near as good as the older Icon. Very poor spotlight and the low light mode is so low you…
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Black Diamond Express

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used these on several outings. Ice screws bite great, hold well, and clean with ease. These are great ice screws that I feel comfortable…
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Black Diamond Reactor

rated 4 of 5 stars A great overall ice tool. A bit on the heavy side. Very versatile, leashless tool. Ease of Use: These tools are angled well and ergonomically…
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great, lightweight headlamp with different light settings. Has a near and far beam. Batteries last a long time. Easy to use and intuitive to…
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent as long as you're USING IT AS INTENDED. Great tent as long as you're USING IT AS INTENDED. This is NOT a backpacking tent, this is…
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Black Diamond ATC-Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars Great overall product, performs like it should with no snags or problems whatsoever. This is a truly straightforward device that can be used…
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love these poles. While a little heavier than some others, they are solid and rarely need adjustment. Handles are comfortable cork, though…
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great poles, not the lightest out there, but sturdy, easy to adjust, and reasonably collapsible My first set of these poles was back when they…
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, stable trekking poles with tons of versatility and comfort. My estimation is that these trekking poles are about as close to perfect…
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars A great product — seriously light and very comfortable to use. Quick deployment and small enough to stow out of sight. I've hiked with these…
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 3 of 5 stars Great light. As long as it stays dry. All the technical stuff has been mentioned , so I will save you the time. Great lamp, light and efficient,…
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Black Diamond Megamid

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This thing is great! I use it for backcountry ski trips typically. It's warm, durable, easy to set up with plenty of room for gear and people.
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Black Diamond Distance FL

rated 5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Distance FL Trekking poles are lightweight, pack small, and have comfortable grips. With the adjustable height, they go long…
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Black Diamond Demon Duffel

rated 5 of 5 stars (Nearly) perfect rope and gear bag. This is just what I wanted when looking for a rope bag. It has everything I wanted: a ton of storage, integrated…
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Orbit lantern is tiny (think one of those small cans of V8), and if that weren't enough, it's also a fantastic light. It offers…
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4 of 5 stars Good all-around, all-weather choice. Have used this headlamp for several years with no problems. Held up well to abuse. Put out good light,…
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Black Diamond HiLight

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I liked this tent until I pushed it to the limit in below zero weather and woke up covered in frost. I used this tent from the Continental Divide…
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Black Diamond Speed 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for everything from day hiking to alpine climbing. I've had this pack for 3 years. I have climbed multipitch in summer and winter,…
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Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to lock/unlock. One of my favorites. I can lock/unlock this with the flick of a thumb.  
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Black Diamond Trail Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars Great trekking pole. These poles are very strong, they pack down very small and are easily affordable. The clip design makes them easy to adjust…
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Black Diamond Betamid

rated 4 of 5 stars Very spacious and sturdy shelter. Great beginner tent, which means it's lightweight and very sturdy without breaking the bank. However you don't…
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Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate

rated 1.5 of 5 stars It's a great idea But the bottom Grid lock is too small. It's very hard to clip into your harness when seting up a belay. It's great if you're…
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Black Diamond ATC

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This style of belay devices is named after this product. It's the Q-tip of climbing. I think my ATC came with a big belay locking carabiner…
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pair of durable trekking poles! I have had these pole for quite a few years now and have used them for numerous miles. Have never had…
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Black Diamond Nitro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really great suspension, good pack for dayhikes and climbing. If you can find a good deal on this bag, it's a standout. This is a really great…
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super-bright light at 200 lumens and very durable. A little on the heavy/bulky side if you are into minimizing weight, but overall a solid light.
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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket is a versatile, light-to-midweight softshell that's best for fast-paced activity in cold weather. The Dawn…
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Black Diamond ATC

rated 5 of 5 stars Belayed thousands of people on this tube. This belay tube device does exactly what it's intended to do for a great price. I have been using…
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 2 of 5 stars I wish I had these reviews to read before I bought this tent 5 years ago. In my view, a $300 tent should have durable zippers. The zipper for…
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Black Diamond Compactor Poles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love these poles. I use these poles for everything, skinning with my splitboard, snowshoeing, and backpacking. They are awesome. Lightweight…
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Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate

rated 5 of 5 stars Really bright idea to improve the belay. The GridLock has made my belaying easier, no more trouble with carabiners turning the other side.
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Three different light settings. Can dim in any setting. Comfortable strap. After using this light a few times, I can say that it meets my needs…
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 5 of 5 stars Great headlamp for all things. I bought this after many reviews of other headlamps and all I can say is this thing is a great piece of gear…
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Black Diamond Distance FL

rated 5 of 5 stars I weigh 190 (lean) lbs and used these poles on a 12 mi. hike to Supai, AZ. They were the perfect combination of ultra-light and strong. The…
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars If I could rate a 5 I would! The Black Diamond Z Pole Ultra Distance is supremely light and comfortable. I used to hike with inexpensive poles…
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 5 of 5 stars Best headlamp i've ever had.. super bright!! This Black Diamond headlamp is really bright.. with 100 lumens you get what you buy. Has a strobe…
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Black Diamond Axiom 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Good basic top-loader, has plenty of space, dynamic suspension is well thought out design. I have yet to hit the trail with her, but use her…
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! A perfect balance between brightness, features, and cost! 70 Lumens, multimode with a red led for night use, and…
Black Diamond Cosmo
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