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What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has grown into a global company with offices on three continents that's not just for rock climbers, but one that stands for the spirit of sports everyone lives, their values and goals, present and future. Since 1957, when Yvon Chouinard bought a hammer and anvil and started pounding out hand-forged pitons, Black Diamond´s innovative gear designs have set the standards in numerous areas such as climbing, skiing, and trekking.

With its full range of products, Black Diamond continues to excel in all areas of climbing, skiing, and the like. In response to a rebirth in ice climbing, carbon-fiber was incorporated into the shaft of an ice tool to create an ax that was light, responsive and shaped to fit a climber's grasp. Further refinements with carbon fiber have resulted in the creation of the Cobra Ice Tool. This tool is perfectly matched to the attitudes and needs of today's extreme ice climbs and mixed routes. Also introduced was the Turbo Express Ice Screw, the fastest, easiest-to-place ice protection on the market. To help climbers in the never-ending quest to redefine what's possible, Black Diamond built the HotWire, the world's first wire-gate carabiner. Stronger, lighter, and easier to clip, the HotWire proved that a seemingly basic design like a carabiner could be improved to meet the continuing demands of the sport. Black Diamond trekking poles can deal with all the crazy conditions you can find yourself in and stand up to any abuse you heap on them. Backcountry travelers encountering these conditions and desiring to improve their comfort, stability and security will find the locking Binary and “Zero Slip” FlickLock adjustment systems extremely dependable with on/off simplicity.

At Black Diamond, they've adopted both the EN and UIAA standards as the basis of their testing procedures to make sure that all of their products continue to meet all safety requirements outlined by these standards. The standardized harmonic European, or EN, standards are legal requirements that outline the safety requirements and test methods for most PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) climbing equipment. The modern UIAA standards are based on the existing EN standards, but they are not legal requirements and some of them have additional requirements above and beyond the EN standards. Certification to these standards means that the equipment meets the basic design and structural requirements of the standards, but does not guarantee that equipment is unbreakable in all conditions possibly encountered while climbing. A product bearing the CE mark signifies that the product has passed the testing requirements and that the manufacturer either has an adequate system for monitoring the quality of the final product or has an appropriate internal quality control system. This means that all Black Diamond technical climbing products, and specifically those products used to protect against falls (such as carabiners, Camalots™, Stoppers, etc.) must undergo rigorous testing on a continuous basis. What is the end result? Gear you can trust and gear you can depend on.

Black Diamond: Selected For You

Black Diamond

MidWeight ScreenTap Gloves

$39.95

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Forge Belt

$25.00

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Trail

$19.95

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Diamond Mine Belt

$27.99MSRP: $29.00

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Beta Belt

$19.00

Black Diamond

Mercury Mitts Gloves

$87.99MSRP: $109.95

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Kingpin Gloves

$72.99MSRP: $79.95

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Wiz Kids Headlamp

$19.95

Black Diamond

Stride

$29.95

Black Diamond

Flat Bill Trucker Hat

$25.99MSRP: $29.50

Black Diamond

LightWeight ScreenTap Gloves

$29.95

Black Diamond

HeavyWeight ScreenTap Mitts Gloves

$33.96MSRP: $39.95

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Latest Black Diamond Reviews

Diamond Mine Belt

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I want to like this belt. I hope I do. Plus side: The buckle is great. Looks sporty and sleek, and feels well-made. Minus side: The web fabric is stiff as a board and doesn't want to uncurl. And it's a REALLY tight fit getting into the buckle. But, please, someone needs to come up with a better sizing guide. The current recommendations for this belt go like this: ***QUESTION my waist size is a 34. Can you suggest what size I need? BEST ANSWER The sizing for this belt is SM: 43" length MD: 45.5" length LG: 49.5" length.*** Jesica from Zappos on March 4, 2018 I have a 36" waist and usually wear a 38" or 40" leather belt. Thinking it would fit with some left over, I ordered the small but ended up with less than an inch out of the buckle. Reordered a medium - it'll do but just barely. I'm going to give it a try but it might be going back for good.

on March 07, 2019

MidWeight ScreenTap Gloves

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Bought the small since it did not specified if it was women, men or unisex sizes. I am a woman who wears small all around and have regular hands. The thumb is a little short, the rest is perfect. I like the gloves so I will give them a try.

on November 01, 2018

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Magnum 20 Daypack

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Very large side pockets. I can put a 1.5L bottle with no problems. There is a large stash pocket in the front + the bungee cord stash. Two other pockets (one is nicely cushioned). Also it has a pocket inside for a water pack. It is light and has a fairly ventilated back and straps. Seems like a perfect city backpack. In all honesty I haven't used it outside yet. So I will update the review if there is anything of note. The only possible concern is the tapered bottom, which means that the backpack does not sit flat on the floor, so probably you will need to lay it down. I will see how much of a problem this is.

from Croatia on July 18, 2018

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LightWeight ScreenTap Gloves

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

For perfectly and great for running in the cold.

from NYC on May 10, 2017

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MidWeight ScreenTap Gloves

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Soft and cozy! I purchased for next winter to replace a pair that have my fingers have begun peeking through. This pair is probably not going to be warm enough below 25 degrees, but will certainly be perfect for driving, walking the dog and having enough mobility to pick things up easily without being too bulky. Very happy I ordered these in advance for next winter.

from NJ on April 11, 2017

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LightWeight ScreenTap Gloves

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Bought these to pair with Black Diamond Guide Gloves that I bought last year. Found the Guide Gloves to lose their warmth on really cold days after a couple hours of skiing so thought these might help. Also, wanted to have the ability to use phone on the slopes without getting down to bare hands.

on January 15, 2017

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MidWeight ScreenTap Gloves

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I got these primarily to keep my hands warm while I walk the dog. They're really comfortable and are plain--a good thing. Was going to get the North Face ones but they had the logo stitched in white prominently on the back of the hand. These also work with my iPhone while wearing them.

from Atlanta, GA on November 29, 2016

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