SALT LAKE CITY, July 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Diamond Equipment®, a global innovator in climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black Diamond, Inc. (Nasdaq:BDE), introduces four product collections for men and women in Spring 2015. Arranged to showcase the climbing life, encompassing climbing and everything that happens before tying in and after topping out, these collections will support the seasonal theme and target the appropriate user groups. As such, Black Diamond apparel and equipment will be integrated in the following collections: Alpinism, Hiking & Trekking, Rock Climbing and Gym-To-Crag. "Climbing is a passion that shapes the bodies, minds and lives of an entire community," explains Niclas Bornling, vice president of marketing at Black Diamond Equipment. "We believe our gear can be a catalyst for the global culture of climbing, regardless of whether you are projecting a 5.14 route in Yosemite or climbing for your first time in a gym. It's this dedication that will continue to fuel our approach to creating Black Diamond gear: using, designing, engineering and building equipment and apparel for the climbing life, for at Black Diamond it is not about lifestyle but rather it's about the style in which you choose to live your life." The Alpinism Collection is composed of clean, streamlined designs stripped of excess that embodies the true mountain roots of the Black Diamond brand. Alpinism is a year-round pursuit, and the Alpinism Spring '15 collection is tailored for places like Chamonix and Alaska, where conditions are variable and elevation gain is significant. The collection includes new GORE-TEX® shells, insulated PrimaLoft® midlayers, highly durable, optimally breathable, Schoeller® softshells, technical ice tools, lightweight stainless steel crampons, low-profile helmets, specialized, highly functional harnesses and packs built with ACTIVE suspensions allowing for maximum comfort and true freedom of movement.