BLACK DIAMOND’S answer to the evolution of ultralight backpacks is the Beta Light Pack, designed to offer maximum comfort and freedom of movement without sacrificing innovative features. Another lightweight and robust innovation is the Erratic Crash Pad, designed for long approaches to hard-to-reach blocks. Black Diamond’s revamped Session 2 shoe comes in new, eye-catching colours offering comfort and style from the gym to the climbing garden and on the city streets. Also new in the clothing line for Summer 2024 is the new Alpine Light Pant – ultra-light, three-season pants for windy days on the rocks and in the mountains.
Beta Light 30 Pack
The Beta Light UL 30 is a blend of durability, light weight and comfort. Challenge Sailcloth’s durable Ultra 200 fabric combined with taped seams and a roll-top closure makes the backpack waterproof and durable. A simple stretch pocket made of power mesh and two side pockets offer numerous external storage options. Inspired by running vests, the shoulder straps provide support and comfort as well as additional pockets for snacks and bottled water. Four detachable Dynex compression straps, detachable waist belt and a frameless backpack body make the backpack 695g light. Available in 30l and 45l versions.
Erratic Crash Pad
The Erratic is a lightweight and durable pad made of high-quality uppers and foam designed for hard-to-reach areas, made of a Dynex mesh fabric with a waterproof TPU coating. The corners are reinforced with additional layers of fabric. The high-quality composite foam absorbs falls and increases water resistance for damp landing zones in early spring. The Erratic has a padded and highly adjustable backpack carrying system that is designed for long climbs and heavy loads. With integrated multi-pad carrying system.
The performance lifestyle shoe, for men and women, is easy to put on and take off thanks to the stretchy, foldable heel. The EVA midsole provides cushioning and stability, while the Black Diamond BlackLabel Street rubber provides grip when stepping out. The lining and footbed are made of 100% recycled mesh while the upper is made of 40% recycled yarn.
Alpine Light Pant
Lightweight, breathable and comfortable, the Alpine Light Pants, for men and women, are made of single-layer four-way stretch fabric and can be packed small. The PFC-free DWR treatment provides weather protection in light rainfall. With two hand pockets on the front and one on the back and a thigh pocket with zipper and an elastic knitted waistband for a comfortable fit under the harness or a backpack.
Photo credits: Erratic Crash Pad pics – Tommy Chandler/Black Diamond