Stabilize your hike and your budget.
- Interchangeable carbide tips allow you to adapt the pole to different environments; rubber tips sold separately
- Purchase the powder baskets and get a year round use from the Trail Pole
- Easy to use and secure FlickLock clamps
- Foam grip extension gives you added stability for side-hilling or attacking steep ascents head-on
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open and closed
i have the corked version, my wife uses these. i have unusually sweaty mitts and these don't soak it up, so i got the corks. Other than that, same design. the flicklock is great; it's simple to open and secure, and holds fast if adjusted correctly (you can tighten them with a screw driver). The aluminum is tough and takes a fair amount of force to bend or dent. the lower grip is nice for traversing. My only complaint is the wrist strap. when i use them hard, they seem to slowly slip over time. my wife and brother like them, so maybe it's user error. they probably would give them 5 stars, so take my 4 star review with a grain of salt.
Black Diamond Trail Trekking Pole
Hate I waited so long
I like these a lot. I have nothing to compare them to as this is my first set of poles. Getting these poles made me feel like the first time my wife bought me a bottle of Centrum Silver. They do what they say....they are strong, adjustable, and light. They seem to help and they seem like they are a good, solid piece of gear. I would recommend these to all other boomers that are looking for a little help to get up the trail, not that we need it but it is nice to have just in case. Ken
Will these work as ski poles also? I'm...
Will these work as ski poles also? I'm looking for something I can use for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. If not this pair does Black Diamond have any that could work for all? Would prefer flick-lock over the new z-fold style.
They'll work as ski poles if you get snow baskets for them, otherwise they'll sink too much. Other than that though, there's no reason they can't work.
they come with baskets. just remember that because they're adjustable, they wont be as solid as a standard ski pole. still, not much of an issue. my wife and i use them for touring.
Lassen National Park
5 Years Strong!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got these poles when I bought my last pair of Snow Shoes. They really have taken a beating, and they certainly have been used for far more than a trekking pole. All the adjusting clamps are still strong and show no sign of failing. I'd recommend these to anyone. ESPECIALLY for the price!
Southern Terminus of the AT
Atop Springer Mountain / Black Diamond Trekking Poles, Gregory Palisades 80 Back Pack.
Wouldn't Hit the Trail Without Them
Funny thing Trekking poles ... one minute you're asking yourself why you bother bringing them and the next you can't imagine hitting the trail without them. I've had plenty of time on endless trails to debate this earth shattering question and my conclusion is that I wouldn't hit the trail with out them. The times I've really appreciated having them are on up hills with some weight on my back and in the flats when trying to maintain a fast tempo. Downhill I don't use them much but I can see where they could relieve aching knees. Buy collapsable for sure and if you're going to get some ... spend some money and get good ones.