3 essentials for autumn adventuring

PARK CITY, Utah — That frosty, refreshing chill is in the air, telling us that autumn is on its way. Fall in the mountains means you need layers for all of your endeavors, with those chilly mornings and nights that turn quickly into hot afternoons. The team at Utah-founded Black Diamond at 592 Main Street is ready for fall with staff favorite picks for the upcoming season.

Alpine Start Hoody is available in Men’s and Women’s fits.

Tyler Broberg is the Retail Lead/Ski Tech at Black Diamond in Park City and his top choice for fall is the Alpine Start Hoody. “It’s just enough warmth, water resistance, and windproofing for when the weather turns bad and for those chilly fall days. Plus, its packability makes it easy to bring everywhere, regardless of whether it’s a run, climb, or traveling.”

This ultralight softshell is designed to shield weight-conscious climbers from ridgeline gusts and light weather. It features Schoeller stretch-woven fabric to provide highly breathable and highly packable weather resistance. An updated silhouette provides an increased range of motion and unrestricted movement so that you can keep climbing even in windy and cold conditions. Elastic banding on the hood, cuffs, and hem seals in warmth and secures fit, while a drop hem is harness compatible.

Approach Down Hoody is available in Men’s and Women’s fits.

Hannah Rein, Retail Lead, doesn’t go anywhere without the Approach Down Hoody. “Not only is it 800 down fill and water resistant, but it stuffs into its own pocket with a perfect loop for a carabiner!  Whenever I’m hiking with the potential of it being rainy or windy at the summit— the Approach Hoody is a great option for that emergency layer. It’s also a great transition piece during the fall as you’re getting into the colder weather when it later becomes a perfect mid-layer!”

Inspired by “no pack and a pared-down rack” kind of days, the Approach Down Hoody easily layers over a sun hoody on brisk multi-pitch rock routes or under a shell on ice climbs and alpine missions. The Approach Hoody’s ultralight nylon ripstop shell features Green Theme International’s revolutionary Breathable Water Protection Technology—an environmentally friendly, PFC-free DWR that’s superior in performance and substantially more durable than other DWR solutions. Inside, premium 800-fill, RDS-certified HyperDRY™ goose down insulation offers high-lofting, incredibly packable warmth that resists inclement weather. When it’s time to move, the jacket stuffs into the left front chest pocket and secures to your harness with a carabiner clip loop. For 2023, the fit, design, and sizing have been entirely updated.

Session 2 shoes are available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.

Hector Gonzalez, Store Manager, said, “The Session 2.0 shoes are built with all-day comfort and style in mind. The new Sessions are my go-to for everyday use. The Sticky Black Label rubber gives me the traction when I am out on technical terrain, and the collapsible heel makes them super easy to slide on when I am doing chores at home. Built-in recycled materials have a lower carbon footprint that keeps me and our home, earth, happy.”

Engineered to send in style, the Black Diamond Session 2 combines ultimate comfort and performance with sustainable materials utilized throughout. You’ll first notice how the shoe slips on thanks to the stretch-fit heel for easy on/off transitions. That heel also folds down with ease for slip on functionality. The tuned EVA midsole keeps you cushioned and stable, while the Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street sticky rubber adds grip for approaches or commutes. Webbing loops (25% recycled materials) provide tagging or stowing options for trails that end at the cliff. Finally, the lining and footbed are constructed with 100% recycled mesh.

For whatever fall adventures are coming your way, visit Black Diamond at 592 Main Street for reliable, sustainably-focused gear.

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