Black Diamond Equipment, a leading global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, is pleased to announce the debut of several revolutionary products at next week’s 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, from August 2-5.
“More than ever, our 2013 spring collection reaffirms our commitment to innovation within our core product categories,” explains Ryan Gellert, President of Black Diamond Equipment. “Our extensive R&D process, lab time and field testing continues to benefit BD in terms of our team’s ability to understand the needs of climbers, skiers and mountain athletes by bringing to market the most relevant, thoughtfully-designed and high performance gear.”
Continuing to lead the way in headlamp technology, Black Diamond Equipment will introduce a revolutionary “hybrid power” headlamp, the ReVolt, a full-featured, no-compromise light that utilizes either rechargeable power (via USB) or traditional alkaline batteries. The 110-lumen ReVolt recharges via a USB cable that can be plugged into anything from a computer to a solar charger to the USB input on a car stereo. The dynamic ReVolt is built with one TriplePower LED, two SinglePower LEDs, two SinglePower red LEDs and a battery level/charge status indicator. Settings include: full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode. The ReVolt will retail for $59.95.
“The Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp marks a paradigm shift for versatility in a rechargeable headlamp, capable of being powered by rechargeable as well as standard batteries,” states Dough Heinrich, Director of Line Planning for Black Diamond Equipment.
Debuting in Black Diamond Equipment’s climbing category is the newest member of their standard-setting Camalot family, the Camalot X4. The X4 offers more expansion range than any other small cam, thanks to its double-axle design and patent-pending Stacked Axle Technology. Additionally, its innovative internal cam springs allow the head width to be ultra-narrow and fit into tighter, trickier placements. The cam’s unique armored cable stem is designed to be flexible yet extremely durable, and the lightweight, color-coded Dyneema sling makes for easy identification. The Camalot X4 comes in 6 sizes (.1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .75) and will retail for $69.95 each.
Also new from Black Diamond Equipment in the climbing category for Spring 2013, is one of the lightest, most comfortable and breathable climbing helmets ever made, the Vapor. The Vapor weighs in at just 186 grams and features massive ventilation ports and a highly adjustable padded suspension system. Without sacrificing any protection, the Vapor construction incorporates a sheet of Kevlar and carbon rods are sandwiched between layers of co-molded EPS foam to minimize the weight. The Vapor will be available in two sizes and retail for $139.95.
“With each new product, we aim to push the standards of design,” states Gellert. “BD was founded on a passion for innovation, and that tradition continues today.”
Riding a wave of momentum into the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Black Diamond Equipment was awarded the OutDoor Industry GOLD Award for the women’s Ultra Mountain FL trekking pole at the 2012 OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Camalot X4 and Vapor also collected awards in the climbing equipment and helmet categories. Black Diamond Equipment’s entire S13 collection, including the ReVolt, Camalot X4 and Vapor, will be on display throughout the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer market at the Black Diamond Equipment booth #7015.
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