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Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.

It's all about climbing and skiing at Black Diamond Equipment. They're a company of users, the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists and because of this — the creation of Black Diamond is a process which will never end.


The lightweight HoodWire's innovative hooded design provides hassle-free keylock-functionality in a wiregate carabiner.

  • Patent-pending, stainless steel wire hood design eliminates nose hooking.
  • Hot-forged construction allows for advanced, lightweight designs.
  • 37 g (1.3 oz.)


Active Form Design
Unrestricted motion, customizable fit, and sleek, streamlined features set the Black Diamond Launch, Enduro, and Ascent Series packs apart, resulting in a superior pack line designed to move with you in any terrain.

Black Diamond Active Frame Technology

  • reACTIV: Soft, flexible suspension system for fast-and-light missions and lighter loads.
  • reACTIV XP: Floating hipbelt design combined with stiffer construction and fixed shoulder straps for moving heavy loads in the vertical world.
  • ergoACTIVL: Supportive suspension system with a 3D ball joint at the hipbelt for multi-day trips and heavier loads.
  • reACTIV
  • reACTIV XP
  • ergoACTIVL

Form-Specific Fit

  • Gender Specific Equipment: Black Diamond women's packs feature a more canted hipbelt, swept shoulder straps, shorter torso sizes and many finer details.
  • Openair Backpanel: Vented backpanel and soft 3D breathable mesh on the hipbelt and shoulder straps.
  • Vented Backpanel: Black Diamond Ascent Series packs have a vented backpanel with contoured channels for maximum airflow.
  • Customizable Torso Length: ergoACTIV packs are quickly adjusted using a 4 mm hex key.
  • Interchangeable Hipbelt: Swap hipbelt sizes on the Innova and Infinity using a 4 mm hex key.
  • Customizable Frame Shape: Customizable aluminum frames to fit the curvature of your back.

Efficient Equipment Design

  • Streamlined Silhouette: Sleek, slim designs save weight and eliminate clutter while maintaining usability.
  • Stretch Mesh Pockets (Launch / Enduro): Side stretch mesh pockets plus a large front stretch pocket that pulls dual duty as storage and compression.
  • Toughweld Abrasion Panels (Ascent): Accessory abrasion panels are attached to the pack using ToughWeld, our proprietary, patent-pending process of overlay welding that intensifies the edge's bond for superior overall strength.
  • Accessory Storage (Launch / Enduro): Hipbelt pockets, removable sleeping pad straps and webbing loops for ice tools or trekking poles.
  • Accessory Storage (Ascent): PickPockets or IceLinks secure technical ice tools or piolets to the pack. Other equipment attachment points include a welded crampon patch or pocket with available attachment straps, and tuck-away rope straps and helmet holders.
  • Adaptable Volumes: Compression straps, removable top pockets and roll-top closures for easy volume adjustment. Select Ascent Series packs offer strippable supspension components.
  • Fabric Design: Each swatch of fabric is placed to save weight where possible and add durability where it's needed.


  • From alpine starts to post-sunset anchor searches, the 75-lumen Spot powers through the darkness with a range of modes to illuminate any situation.
  • 1 DoublePower LED, 2 SinglePower white LEDs and 2 SinglePower red LEDs
  • Red night vision mode accessible without cycling through white
  • Dimming mode for custom light output and improved battery life
  • 3-level Battery Power Indicator shows remaining battery life
  • Lock mode prevents accidental battery drain

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