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Select Black Diamond Winter Gear 20% Off At Backcountry.com

Select Black Diamond gear is on sale at Backcountry.com now until October 10, 2010. Save up to 20% on Black Diamond skis, poles, telemark bindings, touring boots, shovels, climbing skins, and probes. You can seriously get everything you need for backcountry skiing, except the avalanche beacon, during the Backcountry Black Diamond sale. Enjoy free shipping at Backcountry on orders over […]


Best All-Around Rock Climbing Shoes For Newbie Climbers

After trying out rock climbing in the gym and top roping a few times outside, you’ve decided you like the sport and are now ready to invest in your first pair of climbing shoes. While most seasoned climbers have an entire closet full of climbing shoes, a beginner climber is going to need a good pair of all-around shoes to […]


Black Diamond Momentum AL Climbing Harness Package

Black Diamond Momentum AL Harness Package – a great gift idea for new climbers We are kicking off climbing gear review week off with a giveaway!  Win a copy of the Women of Rock 2011 Calendar signed by such female greats as Steph Davis, Alex Puccio, and Jacinda Hunter.  Just submit a comment on Travel Gear Blog’s facebook by 11:59pm […]


Best Trekking Poles For Hiking and Backpacking

When I hiked down into the Grand Canyon a few years back I may have been the only person on the trail without any trekking poles.  People would stop me on the trail and ask me what I was thinking to hike down to the bottom of the Grand with such a huge backpack on and no poles and I […]


Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles – ultralight trekking poles The Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles are Black Diamond’s lightest trekking poles.  Thanks to 100% carbon shafts, the Alpine poles only weigh 8 ounces a pole so you will barely even notice the weight of them in your hand. Three carbon fiber sections provide support and stability plus they […]


Best LED Headlamps

Best LED Headlamps – the best and the brightest compact headlamps In the early days of headlamps they were monstrous things that were so heavy and awkward that they were only used by miners, cavers, mushers, and others who had no choice. Today however, the headlamp market couldn’t be any further away from its pioneering roots. The headlamps we see […]


Black Diamond Spot LED Headlamp

Black Diamond Spot LED Headlamp – Super bright and water-resistant headlamp Black Diamond’s Spot LED Headlamp is super bright and ultra light.  Equipped with a 1-watt DoublePower LED and three SinglePower LEDs, the Spot headlamp emits a whopping 60 lumens in its max setting. Housed in a newly designed reflector, the Spot beams like a spotlight strong enough for dawn […]


Black Diamond Bullet Backpack

Black Diamond Bullet Backpack – Super tough, lighweight, compact daypack Black Diamond’s Bullet Backpack is fast, sleek and easily concealed.  It is tiny and super cute (I mean manly) without looking like it belongs to that mini backpack purse fad of several years back.  The Bullet can easily be compressed and stuffed in your larger bag and then used as […]


Black Diamond Avalung Ski and Snowboard Packs

When Black Diamond first unveiled the AvaLung, they sent the backcountry skiing community into a frenzy. The new Avalung works by moving the CO2 you breathe out away from your mouth and nose to extend the amount of time you can breathe while buried. While it’s a device you certainly never hope to use, it could very well save your […]


Black Diamond Anarchist ski pack with Avalung

Black Diamond Anarchist pack with Avalung—the pack for those backcountry skiers who live for the powder (and it might just save your life if you getting swallowed in a slide). Any backcountry skier already knows about the virtues of the Avalung, a breathing device designed by Black Diamond that can help you breathe in and potentially survive getting buried in […]