Black Diamond Tents

Black Diamond Tents - Mega Light Model

The Black Diamond Mega Light is a tent for the extreme minimalist.

Black Diamond tents are well designed shelters specifically targeted towards climbers, mountaineers, lightweight and ultralight backpackers. These tents are not what you will find the average recreational enthusiast using, but rather are more suited towards serious enthusiasts.

Because they are made for the avid outdoor enthusiast the company uses top-of-the-line materials with a focus on efficiency in order to better reduce pack weight.

The materials used and the lightweight designs does bump up the price when comparing Black Diamond tent models with tents from other brands.

Below we’ve organized a table comparing some top Black Diamond tent models, and following that we go into some more details about the Black Diamond company and their products.

The Best Black Diamond Tents Of 2017

PhotoNameFloor AreaSeason RatingPacked WeightRatingPrice
Black Diamond Floorless Mega Light Tent50.7 sq ft42 lbs 13 oz4.2$$
Black Diamond MESA 2-Person Tent, Marigold/Gray32.5 sq ft35 lbs 2 oz4.5$$$
Black Diamond Firstlight Tent27.3 sq ft43 lbs 5 oz4.0$$$
Black Diamond Ahwahnee Tent31.1 sq ft46 lbs 15 oz4.5$$$$$$
Black Diamond Eldorado Tent, Yellow30.8 sq ft45 lbs 1 oz5.0$$$$$$
Black Diamond Fitzroy Tent36 sq ft47 lbs 1 oz4.5$$$$$$

Full Reviews Of Black Diamond Tents

  • Black Diamond Skylight
    Features Of The Black Diamond Skylight Tent The Black Diamond Skylight Tent is a 3 season, 3 or 2 person tent, comfortably that offers a ton of ...
  • Black Diamond Mesa 2 Person Tent
    Setting Up/Pitching The Mesa has simple and effective design that’s easy enough for any user to set up. The tent is pitched from the inner ...
  • Black Diamond Firstlight 2 Person Tent
    Black Diamond Firstlight 2 Person Tent
    Overview Of The Black Diamond Firstlight Tent This tent was one of the first 1 and 2 man tents that was designed specifically for climbers and ...
  • Black Diamond Vista Tent
    Black Diamond Vista Tent
    Overview Of The Vista While overall Black Diamond tents seem to be able to withstand some pretty rigorous adventures the Black diamond Vista tent ...
  • Black Diamond HiLight 1-2 Person Tent
    Black Diamond HiLight Tent
    Black Diamond HiLight Tent Overview For those who are familiar with the Black Diamond Firstlight tent, it is easy to think of the HiLight as the ...
  • Black Diamond Beta Light Shelter Tent
    Black Diamond Beta Light Shelter
    Features Of The Black Diamond Beta Light For those long distance hikers who enjoy exploring the unknown and who regularly use trekking poles to ...

About The Black Diamond Company

The company Black Diamond (BD) is made up of avid climbers and skiers who, design rugged lightweight gear that can be easily carried yet dependable in any weather or climate.

Since the designers are climbers themselves and know how much weather can affect a good nights sleep one would have high expectations of this company and their products particularly their tents.

Four Season Tents

You will find BD has tents that are four season models that are able to perform well in much colder climates. The design of the four season tents will shed snow and stand up to much harsher conditions than most 3 season types. Obviously one tent will perform better than others which is explained in the reviews.

Single Wall Tents

Black Diamond design single wall tents that cater for those that want to travel very light with the least amount of gear to pack. They’re popular for Alpinists and those that like to reduce weight as much as possible whilst on the move.

Shelters and Bivys

BD also has shelters and bivys. One of the shelter types are similar to a tarp that has no poles. These are pitched using trekking poles.

The other shelter is the bug net type that’s suitable for hot climates and can be used with one of the other shelter types ( E.g., Mega bug net can be used with the Mega light or Mega mid) if it’s hot and rainy.

Nothing much to say about the Bivys apart from BD has a few top notch models if a person is on the look out for a quality bivy.

Reports From Buyers About The Company

So far so good, we have had no complaints about the company as yet about any dealings with BD. We actually get more people telling us about what they don’t like and problems they have with a product than what they do like or how satisfied they are. So it’s good news for now. No news is good news, as they say!

The Warranty

The main negative point about BD is the one year warranty on Black Diamond tents. C’mon BD 1 year is surely not good when you check out some of your competitors terms.

Where To Buy

There are a lot of retailers selling BD tents. There’s very little difference when comparing stores to find the cheapest. Do try and find a store with a good returns policy and after sales service.

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Company Info

Countries products available: Offices and retailers worldwide

Warranty: Black Diamond Equipment warranty info

Trading: Since 1957

Official website: BlackDiamondEquipment.com