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Black Diamond Equipment’s Fall 2020 Snow Collection Recognized for Excellence

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 12, 2020) – Black Diamond Equipment® ,  a global innovator in climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel, collected several industry and media awards at the recent ISPO Munich and Outdoor Retailer winter trade shows.

At ISPO Munich 2020, Europe’s largest trade show for the active lifestyle market, Black Diamond was recognized with an ISPO Gold Award for backcountry touring apparel in the snow sports category. In earning the ISPO Gold Award, Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell was recognized as the best overall product in the category.

The Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell, engineered to provide protection from the storm while a breathable softshell fabric is body-mapped in key placements for thermal regulation, features a proprietary BD.dry™ waterproof/breathable solution, Green Theme Technologies’ Empel™ PFC-Free finish, 4-way stretch for mobility and an innovative, center front dual zipper with built-in mesh panel for venting while climbing.

Additionally, at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, Men’s Journal magazine named Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell as one of the 10 coolest products its editors have seen all year.

The full lineup of Black Diamond ISPO Munich and Outdoor OR Snow Show awards for 2020 is included below:

  • ISPO Gold Award – Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell
  • ISPO Winner – Cirque 22 Ski Vest
  • SKI magazine Show Stopper 2020 – Fritschi Xenic 10 Bindings
  • com Best in Show 2020– Distance Spike Traction
  • Men’s Journal Best Adventure Gear for 2020 – Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell
  • com Best in Snow Editor’s Choice – StoneHauler Duffels

“To be surrounded by our peers in Munich and Denver and be recognized for the most exceptional products in the ski and snow categories is something that the entire BD brand takes extreme pride in,” said John Walbrecht, president of Black Diamond Equipment. “This recognition also conveys our engineer and design team’s ability to understand the needs of climbers, skiers and mountain athletes by bringing the most relevant, thoughtfully-designed and high-performance gear to the market.”

Black Diamond’s fall snow collection will arrive at specialty retail in summer 2020.


About Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.

Black Diamond Equipment is a manufacturer of equipment and clothing for climbing, skiing and mountain sports. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain/canyon environment, Black Diamond Equipment has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond Equipment, visit

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