Black Diamond

A company that needs no introduction in these parts.  Folks have been relying on BD products since Yvon Chouinard started forging pitons in the late 50s.  The engineers recently released a full line of carbon skis to accompany their essential ski mountaineering products such as the Whippet pole.

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Black Diamond Helio 88 Ski
As the lightest and skinniest member of the Helio family, the 88 is the fastest to the top and the quickest to turn. It’s the ideal choice for long-distance or high-altitude winter tours, plus spring mountaineering season. It shares the Sidewall Dampening..
Black Diamond Helio 95 Ski
The Helio construction is Black Diamond’s next step in carbon-fiber evolution. Noticeably more damp than BD’s prior carbon skis, the Helios have a layer of rubber in the sidewall near your heel to reduce vibration. The torsional stiffness and progressive ..
Black Diamond Helio 105 Ski
The 105 is the fattest ski in the Helio lineup (except for one that is too fat). With the ample waist, it’s obviously more of a powder hound than the 88 and 95. That said, the ski has the same construction and dampening system found on the other skis in t..
Black Diamond GlideLite Pure Skins
Pure like the driven snow. The GlideLite Pure skins are 100% mohair, making them the fastest climbers from Black Diamond. The STD kits are equipped with adjustable loop tips and the STS kits also have BD’s rugged tail clip system. The GlideLites come in v..
$179.95 $109.95
Black Diamond UltraLite Skins
Black Diamond skins are coming around to the light side. The “UltraLight” construction is 20% lighter and more packable than previous iterations. In addition, BD renovated the tip attachments into a simple Dynex™ cord and pipe that is light, secure, and f..
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Black Diamond GlideLite Mix Skins
The GlideLite mix skins are 65/35 blend of mohair and nylon. They are lighter, faster, and more packable than the equivalent Ascension skins. The glue is BD Gold Label, a secret formula that arguably works too well. GlideLite skins are held to your skis w..
$179.95 From $109.95
Black Diamond Skin Parts
BD skins have some of the best attachment systems around. They are simple and stand the test of time. Find replacement parts or build a new skin using the tools below. Ultralite Tip Kit - BD's new ultralight bar and rope system that affixes to skin tip..
From $11.95
Black Diamond Free Glide Skin Care
A water-based solution to the water-based problem of glop. When you skin between wet and dry snow, it’s like building a snowman on the bottom of your skis. A heavy snowman that has a lot of drag. Sponge some BD Free Glide onto your skins to help prevent t..
Black Diamond Vapor Helmet
In the battle for lightweight head protection, Black Diamond has moved a-head with the Vapor helmet. With a head-turning weight of 199 grams (7.0 ounces) [M/L], the Vapor can already be seen atop the heads of many skimo racers. It’s packed in the back wit..
Pieps Micro Beacon
The Micro Beacon is the smallest and lightest way to get past gear check at a skimo race. For the 2016/17 season and beyond, the ISMF is requiring three antennas in all avalanche transceivers. This is good news because folks may no longer make a big safet..
Black Diamond AvaLung Element
The Black Diamond AvaLung has been proven to extend lives of buried avalanche victims. The system redirects your exhales away from your mouth so the nearby snow won’t ice up into a suffocating wall. That means more air from the snowpack is available to yo..
Black Diamond Vapor Carbon 1 Poles
The Vapor Carbon 1 is a simple, strong pole that has an extended grip for choking up on skin tracks. Made with 100% carbon fiber, the pole is ultralight and stiff which makes it great for racing and efficient touring. The poles have adjustable hand straps..
Black Diamond Whippet Pole
We are forever indebted to Andrew McLean, designer of the Whippet. With dozens (hundreds?) of known uses, the iconic pole is a staple of ski mountaineering. Once you get over the mental hurdle of skiing with a sword in your hand, you begin to discover the..
Black Diamond Carbon Whippet
A better name for this product would be 3-Piece Whippet. Sure the lower two sections are made of carbon fiber, but that just serves to save some grams, allowing for an extra segment without much change in overall weight. The pole still has as many uses as..
Black Diamond Pole Parts
Whether you like some powder or lots of powder, Black Diamond makes the right size basket for you. If you cut off your straps and later regret it, maybe you can find replacements here. Various BD ski pole widgets are listed below. Powder Baskets – Two ..
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Black Diamond Pick Protector
When you finally learned to not run with scissors, your mother probably thought she had finished her job and never imagined you'd be skiing with an ice axe in your hand. Do yourself and your mother a favor by keeping this on your axe when not in use. This..
Black Diamond Cirque 30 Pack
Made with ultralight Dynex (Dyneema) fabric, the Black Diamond Cirque 30 is a workhorse pack for bigger daily missions. Although less voluminous than the 35, it has enough usable space and extensions to handle just about anything, including the Grand Trav..
Black Diamond Cirque 35 Pack
Turns out big packs don’t have to be heavy. Black Diamond solved the age-old problem by weaving Dynex (Dyneema) into the Cirque 35 pack. The ultralight material is not weak, since it’s the same life-saving material in many of BD’s quickdraws. The new back..
Black Diamond Cirque Lid
The Black Diamond Cirque packs are plenty spacious, especially given their efficient sack-like design. However sometimes you just need that little extra bit to tack on. Add the Cirque Lid and the problem is solved. This ultralight SilNylon triangle weave ..
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