Black Diamond

About Black Diamond

Black Diamond makes some of the best ski and snowboard backcountry and touring equipment on the market. Founded in 1957 and with bases in the U.S., Europe and Asia, they’re a global force of skiers and mountaineers – committed to bringing their passion for the mountains to the products that they design.

Whether you’re looking for avalanche backpacks, probes, shovels, ice axes, crampons, harnesses, head torches, skins, tents or ski poles – Black Diamond products are well worth checking out. It’s clear that they’re skiers and mountaineers themselves – able to refine mountain equipment to an exceptional level thanks to their collective hours of real-life experience and time out on the hill.

In the rapidly-growing sport that is backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, Black Diamond can safely count themselves amongst the true elite of equipment suppliers – setting the standard that other brands must reach to be considered one of the best.

Part of the community

Black Diamond is one of those brands that we love and aspire to be like – a company that sees itself as more than just the bottom line. They’re not just about money. They’re not even only about creating exceptional mountain products that keep you safe and protect you when you’re in the wilds. They’re also about using their wealth and influence to help the skiing and climbing communities to develop, creating positive change.

Along with The Access Fund, Black Diamond has created The Rock Project. The aim is to share information on responsible outdoor climbing, engaging the climbing community to educate them about access issues, environmental and social concerns. As climbers themselves, the Black Diamond guys are actively doing their bit to keep the community both respectful and respected.

In the skiing and snowboarding sphere, they’ve developed avalanche forecasting and awareness apps, to help keep as many people safe in the mountains as they can – whether you buy Black Diamond gear or not.

Need help to explore the range?

Black Diamond offer a massive range of backcountry and touring equipment, so there’s a lot to explore. To help you, we’ve put together a Climbing Skins Buyer’s Guide and a Snow Glove Buyer’s Guide, that’ll give you a good insight into what makes some of the Black Diamond range tick. 

If you have any other questions or there’s anything you don’t understand. Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.