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Black Diamond – Creek Series Packs

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Offered in three sizes (50l, 35l, 20l), the Creek series of packs from Black Diamond are designed for use while cragging. They are made from Black burly haul bag material. In addition to a top opening with a strap to secure ropes or clothing, there is also a panel zipper to access your gear (only on 50 and 35 models). You’ll also find a stowable rain cover. Internally, there is an organizer. The harness features padded shoulder straps and dual-density hip belt with a thermoformed backpanel.

A really cool feature is the bottom of the pack. It incorprates a stiffened loop which allows it to stand upright on the ground.

Creek 50

Creek 35

Creek 20


ORWM – Black Diamond

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

This is the Technician, a new climbing harness with adjustable leg loops from Black Diamond. It’s more of a all around, four season Harness.

I apologize for the lighting, but it’s in Denim, a very deep blue, and incorporates five gear loops (one at the rear) and four ice clipper slots. It rolls in at 376 grams. Available August 1.


Darley Defense Days – Black Diamond Assault Pack

Thursday, June 4th, 2015


Black Diamond is known for the APEx Predator wearable C3 system, however they also offer an Assault Pack optimized to carry the AN/PRC 117G radio.


The Assault Pack is optimized for the APEx Predator system. The top of the pack features improved lengthened antenna ports, with multiple Velcro flaps, allowing for greater flexibility in antenna placement. The main compartment features dual side stash flaps for cable management, and two buckled radio retention straps sewn into the pack. The main compartment also features a zippered bottom opening for radio battery changes.


The exterior features a cable management pocket for the Tactical Mission Controller, which feeds directly into the main compartment. An integrated zippered hydration compartment is housed behind the back pad. Dual side ports allow for additional cable routing options. The Assault Pack also comes with an external tablet pouch.


The Black Diamond Assault pack is available in Coyote and MultiCam.


Digital Close Air Support – BDATech Test Success

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015


Black Diamond recently completed another successful Forward Air Control Utility Suite (FAC-US) SADL test with the A-10. This test completed full SADL messages to A10. Congratulations to the entire BDAT SW team for completing something that has never been so simple and accurate to use, and also dramatically increasing Sensor Point of Interest accuracy. This is going to revolutionize CAS with this platform.


Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Looking for an off-the-shelf climbing helmet in a color that won’t make you a target? Then you might want to check out the Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet in Cafe which is kind of a flat, dark tan.



Black Diamond Purchases Swedish Protective Gear Manufacturer

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

According to a recent press release, SLC-based climbing gear maker Black Diamond bought Stockholm-based POC Sweden AB for $44.9 million. Their products is sold in 27 countries worldwide and includes helmets, body armor, goggles, eyewear, gloves and apparel

Last year Black Diamond bought Gregory Mountain Products which, a pack manufacturer which, in the late 90s manufactured SOCOM’s UM-21 pack, popularly known as the Strapmaster 2000 due to its ridiculously long black nylon straps. It’s not a dig on Gregory, they built what the government asked for. Gregory builds a fine pack.