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The YakPowerful and majestic, the yak embodies ceaseless movement in the mountains. Their robust form has enabled them to survive the Ice Age and thrive in even the most arduous Himalayan conditions. Domesticated by alpine cultures for their wool, milk, and meat, they are perfect for riding or transporting large and heavy loads. The Sherpa of Sherpas, the yak is the best friend of the mountain climber.
Black Yak DNABlack Yak was created in the Himalaya, and the high alpine remains a key element of the brand’s genetic code. From its color selection to the design langues of its products, Black Yak’s DNA reflects our Himalayan heritage.
Black Yak DevelopmentBlack Yak is an award-winning product leadership brand. Everything it makes goes through its rigorous design and development process, in collaboration with the alpine athletes who help create its products. To meet the Black Yak standard, a product must fulfill the original design concept by answering an unmet user need and bring innovation to the outdoor community.
Black Yak Hybrid JacketMade for active alpinists, ski mountaineers, and anyone engaged in active movement in cold weather, the Hybrid Jacket is Black Yak’s most technical insulation layer. It features body-mapped insulation for precise performance: 750-fill goose down in the front, PrimaLoft Gold insulation in the sleeves and waist, and Polartec Alpha in the back for maximum breathability and stretch.
Founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1973, BLACKYAK aims to provide the best possible clothing and product to mountaineers. Named for the strong and regal animals used by alpinists for packing heavy loads in the Himalaya, BLACKYAK seeks to be just as valuable a companion to mountaineers. Today, BLACKYAK serves ambitious alpinists, backcountry skiers, and hikers who value function and protection in the cold, wet, and wind. As the market leader in South Korea, the second-largest outdoor market in the worlds, BLACKYAK celebrated its global market launch in 2016 with a strong focus on global style and body fit. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, BLACKYAK’s global team brings extensive experience into the development and production of high-end outdoor clothing.