Black Diamond Introduces Alpine Apparel Collection Featuring Schoeller Technology

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. — a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of active outdoor performance
products — has introduced a collection of alpine apparel featuring Switzerland-based Schoeller
Textil AG’s stretch-woven textiles and NanoSphere® and c_change™ technologies.

The Dawn Patrol™ apparel collection comprises three jackets and four pants that are made with
Schoeller’s stretch-woven textiles — which, according to the company, offer durability, abrasion
resistance, shape retention, light weight and breathability. All items in the collection are
finished with Schoeller’s NanoSphere, a nanotechnology-based textile finish that provides water,
dirt and oil repellency. In addition, the Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell features Schoeller’s c_change, a
wind- and waterproof membrane that offers heat retention or breathability based on changing body
temperature and moisture level.

Black Diamond also has introduced the Post-Op hoody, an after-climbing jacket made with
schoeller®-naturetec — a stretch-woven blend of nylon and Merino wool.

October 1, 2013