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Black Yak & Valandre join forces at ISPO winter 2012 in Hall B6 Booth 503

Hall B6 Booth 503

BLACK YAK & VALANDRE | Hall B6 Booth 503

ISPO winter 2012 in Hall B6 Booth 503 ISPO winter 2012 | Hall B6 Booth 503

To be the leading outdoor group in the world, WE CHALLENGE EVERYDAY!

Since its beginning in 1973 starting as “Dongjin Mountain”, BLAKCYAK & Dongjin Leisure continue to grow as one of the leading outdoor brands in Korea with the brand portfolio of BLACKYAK, mountia, and karrimor.
We take great care of ensuring that we provide a wide range of quality products for Mt. Everest expedition as well as day hikers, so customers love our products and enjoy outdoor life.
As a result, we are composed with a diverse portfolio of brands: “Himalayan original” BLACKYAK, “mountain utopia” mountia, and “British Original” karrimor.
Moreover, BLACKYAK and Dongjin Leisure challenged outside Korea while other brands were solely focused on Korean market.
We became the first outdoor brand in Korea to establish foreign branch in China and have continued to increase the business to become No. 1 outdoor brand in China.
Despite the accolades and growth, we continue to challenge ourselves to better serve our customer for years to come.
We would not settle down where we are now.
We keep challenge the status quo for the bigger picture.
We believe that we will become the leading outdoor brand and be regarded as No.1 brand by professional mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts.
To conquer the top, we make sure that customers always come first and they are in the center of our growth.

Thank you for your endless support, and we look forward to sharing with you the profound progress of BLACKYAK and Dongjin Leisure.

To be the leading outdoor group in the world, WE CHALLENGE EVERYDAY!
40th anniversary of BLACKYAK and Dongjin Leisure.

So, come around Hall B6 Booth 503 to meet us and our Korean BLACK YAK friends.




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Shocking Blue Down Sleeping Bag by Valandré

Valandre Shocking Blue - Down sleeping bagReview Shocking Blue Down Sleeping Bag

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Reviewed by pillowthread :

Well, here’s a review telling you how I took my size long Valandre Shocking Blue, a 3lb bag EN comfort rated at 16F, to a verified -15F, and slept as soundly as I ever have. At first, you’ll pass it off as experimenter bias, telling yourself that anyone who even considers—let alone owns—an $800 sleeping bag is going to think highly of it to begin with. You’ll say my thermometer had to be off. You’ll tell yourself that, with the clothing I wore, and the fact that I slept on two pads, on snow, inside a double wall tent, you could have done the same in your Antelope or Snowbunting. I mean, they have around the same 30 ounces of high-quality down, right? Right? Well, I’m not so sure you could.

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OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD | Valandre Immelman – Down jacket | GOLD award

GOLD Winner of Industry AWARD 2011“Valandre Immelman” – Down jacket

Manufacturer: Valandre, Belcaire/France
Design: Valandre, Belcaire/France

Of the 301 product entries, the jury chose a total of 46 to receive an award; eleven of those entries received a GOLD award for special achievement in terms of design and innovation.
Mountain-climbing equipment (An open and difficult category):
A newly developed chamber system prevents the down from sliding around in this jacket. It was specially designed for use in the high mountains at low temperatures to allow for an extremely wide range of movement.
Jury’s opinion: “The right jacket for cold weather in the high mountains. It has been perfectly crafted; there are as few seams as possible and it provides a great fit. A fantastic product for the coldest regions in the world!”

Darek Zaluski in CII on the North Pillar of K2, testing the GOLD awarded Immelman jacket.

Camp II – Darek Zaluski (Poland)

  Darek Zaluski in CII on the North Pillar of K2

Testing the GOLD awarded Immelman jacket.

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Latest Immelman News 2011-2012

IfDesign OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2011

IfDesign OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2011

Latest Immelman News 2011-2012


Wednesday 29.06, the jury of the Outdoor Industry Award 2011, informed and announced that the Immelman has been Awarded.

At the moment, it’s not known what kind of Award the Immelman has received (GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE). This will be announced at the Award Ceremony on the fashion stage, July 14th at 17:30 in Friedrichshafen.

After the GOLD Award in 2009 for the Bloody Mary, a second Award in a row for the Immelman….is not bad.


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