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Carbon Ski Touring Pole

2 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
Current price: $74.50 Original price: $149.00
50% off
Color:Black Geo Topo


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Why We Built The Backcountry Carbon Ski Touring Pole

When we're heading out to hunt powder turns, we hit the skintrack with our Backcountry Carbon Ski Touring Pole in hand. We gave this pole a hybrid construction of aluminum up top and carbon down low for the perfect balance of weight and durability, and we finished off the grip with a strong, hooked top for adjusting our heel risers on the go. The redesigned powder baskets still flex to adapt to steep skintracks but now stay securely in place when charging hard, while the wrist strap detaches for added security on tight tree lines.


  • High-performance poles for seeking out hidden powder stashes
  • Carbon-aluminum shaft construction for lightweight durability
  • Power Lock 3.0 mechanism for quick-and-easy length adjustments
  • Extended foam grip for steep climbs and sketchy traverses
  • Strong hooked grip tops for adjusting heel risers
  • Flexible baskets adjust to changing slope angles
  • Carbide tip enhances grip on ice and hardpack
  • Item #BCCZ2P5
[upper] aluminum (16mm) [lower] carbon (14mm)
Adjustable Length
110 - 145cm
Collapsed Length
Locking Mechanism
Power Lock 3.0
EVA (18in), [top] plastic
detachable, adjustable
Ice Flex (powder)
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

2 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 0 reviews
5 Stars - 1 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2024

Broken Strap Pin

I've used it several times

On the second day of use, the pin that anchors the strap on one of the poles broke. Not a huge problem, this review is more for the disappointing handling of a warranty claim. Sent both Backcountry and Steep and Cheap an email about this 2 months ago now and still haven’t gotten a response from either. Poles are great less the, non existing customer service.

Riley M
1 out of 5 stars

March 15, 2024

Broken Pole - another one

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

Bought two sets for touring with my son. First day out, 15mins into skinning up, he hits the snow pack with his pole, which had some crust on top, puff, broken pole. What a disappointment!

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David A
1 out of 5 stars

February 11, 2024

Very Disappointed - Broken Pole

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

Disappointed, tapped pole on skis a few times to knock snow of and the bottom of pole broke off.

sco3796699 s
1 out of 5 stars

January 31, 2024


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

I received these poles as a Christmas present prior to a weekend ski trip to Jay, Vermont and a week before I leave for Tahoe. I woke up for a pre-sunrise skin. After 2 hours of skinning and finding a frosty line through some tight trees, I swapped my bindings, removed my skins and got ready to drop. I tapped my ski poles together twice to raise a little stoke and on the second pole tap, the bottom 6" of my right pole broke off and slid into the abyss. I had the same pair of black diamond adjustable touring poles for 5 years without any issues but I was looking for a change and picked these on a whim. What a way to start a three day vacation, super disappointed in Backcountry as a majority of their gear is made with craftsmanship in mind. I would have been happy if they only last a season but they didn't even make it down a single run. The hunt continues for the perfect adjustable ski poles...

Jake W
Alex QGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

May 12, 2023

UPDATED BASKET! WOOOO! won't fall off.

I've put it through the wringer

This pole, which has been my favorite touring pole for the past few season, has been updated and the basket is now fixed and won't fall off! Super stoked this update was made. I love the long grip - it's soft and has a really nice hand feel, and doesn't ice up. The strap is simple and lightweight and can easily be removed by pulling the little plastic pin out. The top of the grip is perfect for flipping risers and can also be used to lever the toe piece on my bindings into the locked position - i've gotten really good at doing it so I rarely have to bend down to unclip my bindings anymore. Gearhead hack - I took some white nail polish and painted a little line at the "tour length" and the 'ski length" on the lower of the pole. This allows me to feel where these are and can easily adjust on the fly without needed to look for the measurments. This will give the lower a "white-ish" hue as the polish buffs off, but I think it helps make these things super nimble for adjustments on the move. I love the low weight and the swing weight of these poles and the extra long grip is perfect for side hilling. And now with the fixed basket, these things are "bomber".