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Outdoor Retailer: Black Diamond launches apparel line, including Dawn Patrol hybrid shell

Published February 5, 2013 11:14 am

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Black Diamond launches apparel line

Dawn Patrol hybrid shell

Much of the talk at the show centered on the massive 24-piece launch into the apparel world by Utah's own Black Diamond Equipment. The Fall 2013 collection is an all men's line including soft-shell, insulation and fleece pieces that will be available in September. The line is sharp, clean and designed to be used, not just worn as a statement. Local models showed off all two dozen items at a special evening event held at the Utah Musuem of Natural History during Outdoor Retailer. Black Diamond has scheduled new lines for six upcoming seasons, including Spring 2014 (men's alpine and climbing), Fall 2014 (women's outerwear) and Fall 2015 (ski wear). BD's launch into apparel seems as clean as its new line. The Dawn Patrol hybrid shell weighs under 17 ounces and features Schoeller StretchWoven nylon with NanoSphere Technology. $349.

The Salt Lake Tribune is providing a look at some of the thousands of items shown at the Winter Market Outdoor Retailer show held in Salt Lake City Jan. 23-26.

— Brett Prettyman