Black Diamond

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Spot

rated 4 of 5 stars Good functional light with some useful extra functionality—strobe light, red light, dimming function. Very useful headlamp. Switching functions is a bit of a hassle while placed on your head, but what do you expect from something so small. Batteries last long enough. Very bright. Full review

Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, foldable trekking poles great for casual hikes, but can go the distance. Highly recommended. I purchased these Black Diamond Distance Z trekking poles for a specific purpose. I often travel to backpack and I wanted some poles that were compact enough to fit inside my backpack or bag. That meant that they had to fold to less than 20 inches. These poles fit the bill. The fit of these poles is determined when you buy them. The poles are non-adjustable so you should buy poles that will… Full review

Spot

rated 5 of 5 stars Great value, extremely bright, and adjustable brightness. Black Diamond claims you can see 80m with this light. I haven't measured but I can attest to being able to see at least 5x the distance compared to my old cheap, no-name headlamp. There are multiple setting for the lights. The close range low power light has a wider beam and allows you to see your immediate surroundings quite well. The full power lamp has a much more focused beam, great for distance. Batteries lasted me for a few overnights. Full review

Orbit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It's lightweight and small. Puts out good light for cooking or reading at night. I like it. It fits my needs if I ever use it that often. I usually use the Snow Peak Giga lamp knockoff that is four times brighter, but it also uses a canister to fuel it and mantles that are getting harder to find. I still use a UCO Candle Lantern when it's cold in my tent, so I am still an analog light person. I bought a box load of camping gear at a thrift store for $5. Had an MSR DragonFly stove a SweetWater filter… Full review

Saga 40 Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Pack

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A very expensive bag that lasted less than six weeks. Great components in an inferior bag. The pockets that held the components wore big holes in the fabric. The airbag is not transferable and Black Diamond did not uphold its warranty. Buy Arc'teryx for better quality. The components wore holes in the pockets where they were contained. I never put anything else in those pockets. Within six weeks huge holes appeared. I contacted Black Diamond who brushed it off as wear and tear. You cannot buy a… 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

Congratulations, Kevin, Our Black Diamond Gear Winner
Congratulations to Kevin Calendris, an LA rock climber and our winner of a backpack, trekking poles, and lighting prize package from Black Diamond worth $575 for reviewing his gear. Read more
July 10, 2017

Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win Black Diamond Gear
On Monday, July 10, we're giving $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor gear to one of our members. Review your own gear, apparel, or footwear by Sunday and it could be yours. Read more
July 5, 2017

Win $575 Worth of Black Diamond Equipment
Someone is getting all of this Black Diamond equipment. Write a review of your own gear and this backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, lantern, and trucker hat ($575 total value) could be yours. Read more
June 28, 2017

Review Your Gear, Win $575 of Black Diamond Gear
Want $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor equipment for your next trip? Review your gear and a new backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern could be all yours. Read more
June 21, 2017

Win Black Diamond Gear by Reviewing your Gear
We're giving away a backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern from Black Diamond to one lucky member. Review your gear and be entered to win ($575 value). Read more
June 9, 2017

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

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