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.