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Black Diamond Traverse Ski Pole


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    • Vibrant Orange, 95-145cm
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    Day-in, day-out durability.

    Black Diamond's versatile Traverse Ski Poles are the trusty workhorses of backcountry ski touring. The Traverse's durable aluminum construction takes the beating that you put on them up in the mountains. Black Diamond's FlickLock system allows for quick and easy adjustments and security. Large baskets and lightweight materials keep you moving quick through deep snow, and Black Diamond even designed a grip to keep your hands happy on long tours. 

    • Aluminum touring poles for any backcountry objective
    • Adjustable length with secure FlickLock mechanism
    • Rubber grip extension for choking up on steep ascents
    • Powder baskets included
    • Item #BLD00KW

    Tech Specs

    105 - 155 cm, 95 - 145 cm
    Adjustable Length
    Collapsed Length
    37 in, 41 in
    Locking Mechanism
    Touring Series
    Included Baskets
    yes, powder
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Great touring pole

      I have had these poles for almost 7 years and they are still going strong. They are easy to adjust and have never let me down. I didn't think much of them at first but the thought of getting new poles makes me realize how great these have been. I opted for some powder baskets as well since we get so much powdah!

      Go Anywhere Do Anything!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These have been great poles for me. I use them for both the resort and touring. The adjustment and lock system is pretty bombproof and very easy to use even with gloves on. The only downside is that they disappear when you forget them next to your car in the parking lot... I will certainly be buying another pair!

      good BC poles

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These have been very reliable and they have held up thus far. The locking mechanism that is on this poles has been working fine for me and it is really easy to use. If you want to email me with additional questions then I would be happy to help you out. My email is

      Not like older versions of same item

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Used twice:
      Locking mechanism needed adjustment. Would it stay that way?(or would I need to carry a screw driver?). Never found out as they bend 2nd time out. Pole was simply not strong enough to handle a strong push when extended.

      Purchased a pair 2 years ago: locking mechanism is different and older poles are clearly larger radius(inherently stronger).

      Unreliable locking mechanism

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Bought two sets of these poles, one as a back to my original traverse poles and another for my daughter,. On first day of use ,the locking mechanism released and I lost the whole end of the pole. Had to hike, find and dig for the pole end. Now have to duck tape the latch thus rendering the adjustment useless. After this happened learned from other local skiers that they have the same issue with the pole and have written to Black Diamond about it.
      This never happened with the old locking mechanism on my old poles and absolutely love the old poles. Bought these poles at end of season and can't return them now. Very disappointed.

      Improved Design

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I owned the original version of these poles, but BD definitely made some improvements. They lightened the entire pole without sacrificing strength. I love the new FlickLock lever that adjusts the pole length.