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Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50
Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50

Black Diamond

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Black Diamond prides themselves on being a "company of users". Created by a team of skiers and climbers, their equipment reflects this.

Trekking Poles

Black Diamond trekking poles can deal with all the crazy conditions you can find yourself in and stand up to any abuse you heap on them. Backcountry travelers encountering these conditions and desiring to improve their comfort, stability and security will find their locking Binary and "Zero Slip" FlickLock adjustment systems extremely dependable with on/off simplicity. So, no matter how outrageous the conditions are our poles always do exactly what they are supposed to do—djust on the fly and never slip.

Ion Headlamp

A great ultralight backup light, the new Ion is small enough to stash just about anywhere, plus the reflector-housed, 1/2 watt LED casts a far-reaching beam for finding your way up that final pitch of 5.11 or down that last mile back to the trailhead. Their lightest headlamp at 30 grams (1 oz), the Ion has a pivoting head that angles the light anywhere you need it, and a replaceable 6-volt battery provides power for 15 hours at the low setting and 3 hours on high.

Apollo Lantern

A bright, non-glaring, soup-can sized backcountry lantern with foldable legs and NRG rechargeable battery compatibility, the Apollo is equipped to illuminate all of your nighttime camping activities such as cooking, reading in the tent, or playing a three-hour, no-mercy game of Rummy 500. The Apollo's frosted globe combined with its inset 3-watt LED, eliminates glare while the dual reflectors capture and maximize light output, casting off illumination to brightly fill a four-person tent. A unique dimming switch provides adjustable brightness, and the distinctive fold-down legs increase the Apollo's height to 9.5 inches (24.1 cm), boosting light dispersion.


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