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Description

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

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4 5

Great for the price

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've only used these guys once, taking them out on a 20 mile round in the ADKs. I have previously used the earlier, purple edition.

This version of the pole is much lighter than its predecessor. The grips are smaller and less squishy. The locks are a bit stiff and hard to open and close, but that might be a fluke with my set and not something common over all. In my opinion straps are a bit difficult to resize, but once set will hold their size. The poles are strong enough to hold my body weight (130) without problem, and the tips are fantastic in rugged and rocky terrain.

On a downside, the low-profile basket is slightly smaller than its predecessor. As a result I found myself postholing through moss, roots, sticks, mud, and branches with noticeably, and annoying, increased frequency. The extra effort needed to release the poles from whatever they're stuck on adds up over the miles. My arms are pretty sore today. This did not happen with the earlier version of these poles.

Still, for a hundred bucks they're totally worth it, but maybe for wet environments and long hikes I'd recommend something with a larger low-profile basket.

Do these come with the extra wide baskets that are good with snow?

Responded on

These definitely do come with powder baskets, for the snow.

Any more questions? Contact me directly.

Emily Jenson
Expert Gearhead
ejenson@backcountry.com
801.746.7587

5 5

Great poles!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I used these for one hike so far and they are fantastic! They are light and held up even with most of my 130-lb body weight on them (on the way down from a relatively steep rocky desert hike). So easy to adjust and I found the handgrips to be very comfortable. I really like the color too.

4 5

standard poles

  • 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.