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Black Diamond is an outdoor equipment brand that has its roots in climbing, snow sports, trail runners and hikers. Since 1957, Black Diamond has continued to grow and grow, becoming a global company with offices in three different continents. With a range of headlamps, hiking poles, skis, climbing shoes, climbing ropes, engineered chalk and more.
Which Black Diamond Trekking Poles should I consider?
Trekking poles are a great investment if you are an avid hiker or just starting to get into the sport. If you are weighed down with a heavy hiking backpack, a pair of reliable trekking poles will keep you stable as you walk. If you encounter steep terrain, a pair of hiking poles can help you get up without as much difficulty. When choosing which Black Diamond trekking poles you’d like to purchase, there are a few things you should consider.
If having lightweight poles is important to you, opt for a foldable pair. They are also easy to pack and quick to put into action. If you want to protect your hips, knees and ankles a little more, choose a pair of poles with shock absorption. This feature is great for downhill climbs, reducing the strain on your joints. Standard poles without this feature are typically cheaper, which will suffice if you are on a budget.
Which Black Diamond headlamp should I consider?
An important feature of headlamps is the amount of light that they omit, which is measured in lumens. If you need a headlamp for camping, a headlamp with lower lumens will do the trick. However, if you are caving or climbing, you might want to choose something with a higher lumen output.
You’ll also need to consider what type of environment you will end up in and weather you will need high water resistance or not. If you will be submerged in water, look out for an IPX-7 rating, as this means it can be fully submerged in water. If you are expecting a few splashes or raindrops, you’ll be fine with an IPX-4 rating.
Another important thing to consider is the beam distance. If you are rappelling or cycling, you’ll need a much greater beam distance than if you were just walking around at a campsite.
Shop our range of Black Diamond outdoor gear, from trekking poles to headlamps. Experience our free delivery service and easy 100 day returns on all orders. If you have any queries regarding the products we stock, have a chat with our friendly customer service team via email at [email protected] or give us a call between 9am-5pm at 0800 300 091.