Black Diamond Helio Active Shell
Most comfortable shell from the Fall/Winter 2018 Gear Guide.
For over 60 years, Black Diamond has designed and manufactured men's and women's backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, and ski gear and sport-specific outdoor apparel. Browse Black Diamond's backpacking and climbing gear and apparel, backpacks, tents, trekking poles, and more with advice from Backpacker's gear reviews.
This is the first Black Diamond ski pack we could use with or without the company’s AvaLung system.
A backcountry airbag that you can actually practice using.
These skis delivered a best-in-class ride.
These two-piece gloves are a ski mountaineer's dream. Read our review of the Black Diamond Helio Three-In-One gloves.
This is the end-all, be-all harness
At just 1.9 ounces including two AAA batteries, the redesigned Ion is the perfect just-in-case light.
Stronger and lighter fabrics make this tent great for any adventure and can handle any weather condition.
This three-star accommodation costs less than $60 per person.
With the Distance Z’s featherweight construction, tiny collapsed length, and durable aluminum shaft, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better set of folding poles for less.
These trekking poles take the sting out of the most rugged trails.