Take a load off your knees.
Black Diamond designed its Trail Trekking Pole specifically for women so you can hit any trail without hearing about it later from your knees. Its aluminum shaft keeps the pole lightweight, which is something you appreciate once you hit the final mile of your hike. The foam grip adds a bit of insulation to keep your hand warm on chilly days, and its 360° padded webbing strap makes each pole makes each pole specific to your left and right hands for easy access and extra comfort. FlickLock Pro lets you adjust your poles with ease for easy transport and for the uphill and downhill sections of your hike, and you can switch out the Tech Tips with rubber or carbide tips depending on the terrain you're trekking.
- Aluminum shaft
- Foam grips with dual-density tops
- Collapsible design
- 360° padded webbing strap
- FlickLock Pro
- Tech Tips
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Since no one has posted anything on these I thought I'd provide some initial feedback. I have some old BD trail compact poles - I didn't get the women's because at the time they came in a purple (and I didn't want my outfit to clash with my poles or anything -- kidding -- just got the compacts (same specs) for cheaper). I love my old poles, but I picked these up on sale and figured I'd pass on my old poles to a friend.
I am, excited that these aren't purple and are a more all-lady friendly color.
I'm not sure how I feel about the handles - they are a little thinner and less squishy than the last model - but I've been told the reason for that is it will fit in your hand better (women's tend to be thinner than men's poles since hand size tends to be different). The double length grip is sweet so you don't have to make minor adjustments throughout the day when terrain changes for a short period of time.
Just got 'em so I'll put them through a few tests and see how they compare. But so far, they seem good but I'm not sold on the less squishy handle. More information after that.
BD poles have been my go-to because of the double length grip and good weight. Anyone looking for poles - highly recommend the trails.