Coming September 2013: Black Diamond apparel launches at Rock/Creek

Did you know that Fall 2013 brings with it the new Black Diamond apparel launch? Or that Rock/Creek is planning to offer the entire Black Diamond clothing line, and we’ll be one of a select few retailers who have it, and you can find it here first? Well, consider yourself warned: Black Diamond apparel is coming, and it’s awesome.

This stuff is bad-ass. Can I say that here? You know what, I don’t even care, it’s bad-ass. Write it down. When we first heard BD was launching a clothing line, we weren’t totally sure what to expect — but were blown away when we saw it for the first time. These jackets are completely dialed, and the focus is razor-thin: breathable, stretch-woven softshells & insulation pieces with an athletic fit, built just for the hardcore adventurers among us.

For the inaugural season, these are only available in men’s versions. Sorry, ladies! Here’s a teaser from Black Diamond, highlighting the Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell:

The new Black Diamond outerwear absolutely nails a niche we think is under-served by other outdoor clothing companies. It’s not for trail running, or mountaineering in Nepal. It’s for skinning up mountains in the Wasatch Range or ice climbing at Frankenstein Cliffs. It’s for fast-packing across the spine of the Smoky Mountains in winter, or climbing multi-pitch routes in Yosemite long after the summer crowds are gone. These are functional, technical jackets and insulation for real-world, high-output adventures.

We’ll be offering the entire Black Diamond clothing collection on rockcreek.com, and watch this blog for an in-depth look at our top 10 BD styles for the fall/winter season. In the meantime, check out these sneak-peek images!

 

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell:

 

Black Diamond Solution 1/4 Zip:

 

Check back soon for our preview of these styles: Dawn Patrol LT Jacket // Stance Belay Parka // Coefficient Jacket // Access Hybrid Hoody // Dawn Patrol Touring Pant // Dawn Patrol Hybrid Jacket // Solution Hoody, Solution 1/4 Zip & Solution Jacket // Crag Hoody