From one-lap dawn patrols to 10,000-foot days, the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STD Skins offer standard-setting traction on the uphill with efficient glide thanks to our redesigned plush material, which is now 20% lighter and more packable than previous versions. The Ascension Nylon STD Skins come without tail attachments for simple and streamlined skinning. The adjustable tip loop accommodates a wide range of modern ski tip shapes. We also gave the skins a pre-trimmed, bikini-style tail for reduced drag and weight with modern-shaped skis.
A compact yet powerful headlamp that’s small enough to bring just in case, but bright enough to light the way down unexpected rappels and dark trails, the Black Diamond Astro Headlamp features a sleek, modern housing and 150 lumens of power. The Astro's dimming and strobe modes let you customize the lighting to your needs, and the highly weather-resistant housing shrugs off rain and snow.
Designed to provide field-proven performance with an innovative, removable design, the Black Diamond AvaLung Element is a lightweight avalanche safety tool that significantly extends fresh air supply in the event of an avalanche burial. By pulling fresh air from the surrounding snowpack and directing exhaled CO2 out an exhaust port and away from the face, the AvaLung Element can increase usable air supply under the snow by up to four times. The unit is compatible and easy to install on any AvaLung-ready backpack, and fully removes for four-season pack usage.
A durable and reliable freeride pole with the added benefit of an integrated backup avalanche probe, the Black Diamond Boundary Probe Ski Pole is built for the day-in/day-out thrashing of big lines and resort/backcountry crossovers. The Boundary’s sturdy aluminum construction and FlickLock® Pro adjustability make for versatile performance without breaking the bank, and the poles lower shafts screw together to form a 182 cm backup avalanche probe for snow study or avalanche response.
Engineered for ski touring, the Black Diamond Carbon Compactor features resilient carbon fiber construction and our highly-compactible Z-Pole technology. Deploying in mere seconds, its small folded size makes it ideal for touring, splitboarding, snowshoeing and airline travel to distant winter destinations.
The latest evolution of our legendary Whippet, this two-piece pole features a removable steel pick, giving you extra traction on steep, high-consequence terrain. By using the ClickLock dial, you can release the pick and descend moderate slopes with a lightweight, yet rugged two piece pole that features a carbon fiber lower, aluminum upper and our reliable FlickLock Pro adjustment.