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 fortnight in the jungles of Borneo, or a month long Himalayan expedition. Our staff do all these things, and are happy to answer your questions about the best kit for the job.
This is your go-to performance shirt. Runs, hikes, road trips – it combines seriously soft comfort, moisture management, all-mountain versatility and off-mountain good looks. The lightweight Bowen™ polyester has a natural, cotton-like feel, dries fast and breathes. Merrow seam construction reduces bulk and helps keep it comfortable under a pack or shell. Wear it anywhere, anytime, layered or on its own.
The Arc'teryx women's Kyanite Hoody is a light, versatile stretch fleece with exceptional next-to-skin comfort for layering or standalone piece for a range of mountain activities. Offering warmth, mobility and moisture management, the Kyanite is durable technical hoody that performs as a midlayer or standalone piece.
Summer hiking and trekking involves unpredictable mountain weather. The Zeta SL Pant is designed specifically as an emergency shell for hiking. It packs up small so it's ready whenever sudden storms arise. This superlight, packable, emergency waterproof pant is made from GORE-TEX fabric with Paclite® Plus product technology.
Utilizing a Primloft synthetic insulation fill inside a waterproof GoreTex Pro-Shell outer this insulated gaiter will completely enclose a stiff walking or mountaineering boot giving it a significant boost in warmth if you want to venture into colder climates.
The ideal sunshade, the BD Cap successfully pulls together your look when you’re six days into a mission.
The Black Diamond classic double-layer ski beanie now redesigned with a closer fit and reversible design, the Brand Beanie serves up reliable Black Diamond style and deep winter warmth.
The Black Diamond Crag Denim Pants are focused for climbing, this pant is super durable thanks to its Cordura fibre content, yet unbelievably stretchy for moving over stone. The Black Diamond Crag Denim pants work seamlessly work when wearing a harness thanks to the low cut pockets. Engineered to stretch and move with you thanks to the cotton and elastane make up of the pants.
Their toughest cotton climbing pants with a reinforced seat and knees for wide cracks, sharp rock and the rigors of the climbing life, the Black Diamond Dogma Pants are for those who truly live and breathe climbing. An integrated ladder-lock waist allows for the ideal fit while layering cleanly under your harness, and the classic pocket design stores all your daily items when normal life takes hold.
The Dome Beanie is Black Diamonds thinnest skullcap made from ultralight polyester. It's perfect for those mixed cold, sunny winter days climbing, hiking or skiing, it fits comfortably under a helmet and provides just the right amount of warmth for hard leads and breaking trail. Perfect for under your climbing helmet, the Black Diamond Dome Beanie is soft, snug and super toasty.
The Black Diamond Enforcer is an ice climbing glove with a top specification. It is rated down to -17C by Black Diamond largely down no doubt to the 170g of Primaloft One on the back of the hand! Durability is achieved with the supple goat-leather palm and strong kevlar stitching.
Primed and ready for long days on the open range, the Flat Bill Trucker Hat is a road-trip essential.
The Black Diamond Lightweight Screentap is 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 new revised Mercury Mitt from Black Diamond is an excellent year round accessory. Features a removable trigger-finger liner with a 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 letting your hands breathe.
The perfect mid-weight liner glove! Slightly more fill than the Lightweight Glove- so 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.
The Black Diamond Chalked Up Tank features a bold logo on the front of this comfy slightly stretchy vest. Perfect for unrestricted movement on hot days or down at the climbing wall.
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.