The purpose of appropriate clothing is to help to regulate the temperature of the body, at the same time as providing protection for it. Obviously, there is a huge difference between the best gear for a day climbing at your local crag, a winter walk across the Cairngrom plateau, a fortnight in the jungles of Borneo, or a month long expedition in the Himalayan (we are proud to be one of only 6 Rab Expedition Stockists in the UK). Our staff do all these things, and are happy to answer your questions about the best kit for the job.
We select the best clothing from baselayer through insulation and fleece to waterproof shell and we have what you need for all your walking, climbing and mountaineering needs, all carefully selected by our staff to suit you. This includes care and cleaning products, gaiters, short leg and long trousers and waterproof overtrousers and some funky travel and casual shirts and tees too, all from the best brands (see the quick links to some of our most popular just below). Plus we have socks from Bridgedale, Darn Tough and Injinji and hats and gloves from Buff, Extremities, Outdoor Research, Sealskinz and Tilley.
The Black Diamond BD Trucker Hat is a staple at greasy-spoon diners from Lee Vining to North Conway, the BD Trucker Hat is the daily driver for post-work climbs and month-long road trips.
The Black Diamond Belay Parka has been built to endure the toughest winter belay conditions and huge alpine faces, this parka is a highly insulated layer with updated durability, built to endure bail-worthy conditions. Featuring 200gsm mapped Primaloft Rise, alongside Primaloft Gold Cross Core insulation throughout the body, this is Black Diamond's warmest synthetic jacket available. A two-way zipper allows access to your belay device, whilst oversized hand, chest and internal drop pockets can store gloves, water bottles and other on-route essentials.
The Black Diamond Crux Bra - Women's was designed as an everyday lifestyle bra that can handle it all - from a long day at the office to an impromptu evening bouldering session. Combining seamless construction with stylish looks, the Crux Bra has removable pads and a supportive, dual-strap design that provides breathable comfort on and off the rock.
The Black Diamond Enforcer Gloves are capable of taking on unforgiving, sub-zero temperatures. A combination of breathable Gore-Tex, PrimaLoft Gold insulation and a fixed fleece lining provides complete warmth and ultimate weather protection. The 4-way stretch shell at the fingers keeps the Enforcer dexterous and supple while climbing and the TPU knuckle patch protects against abrasion. The Enforcer's ice tool specific pre-curved fit, articulated fingers and wrapped pinky construction provide comfort while climbing.
The Black Diamond Levels Beanie provides a classic cosy fit and promises to hide your bad hair days whilst keeping you warm! It features a stylish and versatile, single cuffed design that's great for both everyday wear and use in the mountains.
The Black Diamond Lightweight Screentap gloves are the perfect lightweight liner glove! Fitted with Polartec Power Stretch Pro- a highly resilient stretch material that will hug your hands and is soft to skin. Excellent moisture management properties, comfort and durability. The materials wick moisture away so your hands do not over-heat or get too clammy, making them highly breathable.
The Black Diamond Equipment for Alpinists T-Shirt has been designed to celebrate BD's 25 year commitment to making to best gear out there for climbers and skiers. Made with an organic cotton and spandex blend for ultimate fit and mobility.
The new and revised Mercury Mitt from Black Diamond is an excellent accessory for year-round use. They feature a removable trigger-finger liner made with cosy 284g Primaloft One and high-loft fleece, which makes for enhanced dexterity on the mountains and Black Diamond's new BDRY technology works hard to keep the wet out whilst still allowing your hands to breathe.
The Black Diamond Midweight Screentap are the perfect mid-weight liner glove! With slightly more fill than the Lightweight Glove, these will keep your hands that bit warmer! Fitted with Polartec Power Stretch Pro - a highly resilient stretch material that will hug your hands and is soft to skin. Excellent moisture management properties, comfort and durability. The materials wick moisture away so your hands do not over-heat or get too clammy, making them highly breathable.
Black Diamond's iconic logo sits proud centre on the Chalked Up Tee. Made from an organic cotton and spandex blend, it's comfortable and mobile, with a regular fit for simple styling.
The Black Diamond Punisher glove is a fantastic midweight winter climbing glove for variable conditions. Featuring knuckle protection, a pre-curved fit for secure grip and being fully waterproof it gives a dexterous, supple feel while climbing.
The Sierra Shorts stretch and move with you through the crux and dry quick after the post send swim. Featuring a heavy denier for added durability for those who like to push their threads to the limit. A branded elastic waistband and Velcro back pocket combined with two front hand pockets make these shorts comfy and perfect for adventures on and off the rock.
The Black Diamond Women's Sierra Shorts stretch and move with you through the crux and dry quick after the post send swim. Featuring a heavy denier for added durability for those who like to push their threads to the limit. A branded elastic waistband and zipper back pocket make these shorts comfy and perfect for adventures on and off the rock.
Black Diamond's Terminator Gloves are a lightweight, minimalist climbing glove built for sending steep ice, the Black Diamond Terminator is the modern version of our premier ice and mixed climbing glove. Featuring 40-gram Thinsulate® and a fixed fleece lining, this glove offers premium dexterity for hanging ice daggers and tenuous rock sections. The TPU knuckle patch protects against abrasion and an ice tool specific, pre-curved fit provides a secure grip.
The Black Diamond Women's First Light Stretch Hoody is the ultimate in four-season insulation. Whether you're taking on backcountry rock walls, big alpine faces or weekend ski tours, this hoody efficiently breathes and stretches with your every movement. The First Light Stretch Hoody features an adjustable helmet-compatible hood, mapped insulation, two concealed-zip hand pockets and a highly packable design that stuffs into the internet stretch mesh pocked and clips onto your bag or harness via a handy karabiner clip.
The Black Diamond Women's Notion Pants are loose-fitting cotton climbing trousers, perfect for gym sessions and cool days bouldering. They feature an elastic waistband and stretch ankle cuffs, to keep the legs out of the way of your footwork. They come equipped with plenty of pockets for storing small essentials.