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.
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.
A rapid-deployment shovel for daily use in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Deploy features a trapezoidal shaft that locks into place with a quick pull, so you don’t waste time putting things together when you need to be digging. When it’s time to stash the Deploy in your pack, the curved handle slides down and hugs the contours of the blade to take up minimal space.
Our top-of-the-line shovel for professional use, the Black Diamond Evac features a unique handle that can be set up in two configurations for digging test pits or rapid snow removal. The large blade moves lots of snow quickly, and a flat-bottom profile helps you get a good clean face on your pit wall. An extendable shaft and large D handle increase comfort for long days in the field involving multiple pits and speeds up digging time during an emergency.
With a massive 60m circular range, mark and scan function for multiple burials, and an auto antenna switch that automatically adjusts to send the best signal, the Black Diamond Guide BT beacon is the industry-standard, professional-grade avalanche beacon with Bluetooth capabilities. The beacon’s Bluetooth connection allows you to manage settings, software updates and battery optimization from your smartphone, while the housing features soft-touch contact points for improved handling. In addition, it has a massive 60-meter circular range and 60-meter search strip. Throw in a self-check function for always-accurate antennas and Digital Signal Processing to account for wayward beacon signals, and the Guide BT is as reliable as it is capable. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response.
From one-lap dawn patrols to all-day tours and couloir missions, the Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Pack is built to store your essential gear for day-long outings and provides a truly innovative addition to your avalanche tool kit. JetForce Technology, the result of a multi-year collaboration between Black Diamond and PIEPS, is the first avalanche airbag system to use jet-fan inflation. JetForce’s repackable airbag and fully rechargeable electronics system provide zero-cost user practice and travel-friendly performance. The Halo also features a dedicated avy tools pocket, HiLo helmet holder and single ice-axe attachment for securing your gear. Now with updated firmware, the Halo covers all of your needs for day trips and big lines.
The Black Diamond JetForce Tour utilizes the rapid-discharging, capacitor-based Alpride E1 system, which is a new innovation in airbag pack technology. Featuring a fully-electronic, turbine-based fan system powered by supercapacitors, the JetForce Tour is cartridge free, making travel easy, and it charges via a micro USB and two AA batteries. The system is compact and simple to use, with a single on/off switch and blinking status indicator lights that can be visibly checked from the outside of the pack while being worn. The pack’s mechanical deploy trigger can be switched from shoulder to shoulder for customized preference, and once the pack is deployed, two AA batteries will recharge the capacitors in less than one hour while in the field. The pack features a dedicated avalanche safety pocket, which stows a shovel handle, probe and shovel blade perfectly. The spacious main compartment stores the sleek Alpride E1 system and is easily accessible with a ¾ length zipper that gives the pack a convenient, front-loading design. At 26-liters, there’s plenty of room to stash extra layers, food, water and emergency gear. The comfortable hip-belt features a stash pocket and also comes with a standard leg-loop to keep the pack from being pulled overhead in the case of an avalanche.