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For The Long Haul.
You might be wondering what you got yourself into when you wake up on the third morning of an eight-day trek with legs that feel like they've been through a meat grinder and knees that creak like a teeter totter. But don't forget that you had the foresight to bring your Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Trekking Pole along for the long haul, so you should be good once you pop a few vitamin I pills and settle into a good pace.
The Alpine Ergo Trekking Pole comes in a set of two, and are crafted from two lower carbon sections and aluminum upper sections. The combination keeps them stiff while in use but light enough that you'll hardly notice them when they're attached to your pack. Their three-section shaft breaks down fast for easy stowing, but it also allows them to be adjusted to just the right height via the bomber Dual FlickLock adjusters. Black Diamond also took care to give these poles a moisture-wicking cork grip with extended foam grip extension then put the handles on a 15-degree slant to give them an ergonomic feel that will be much appreciated on long, tough days.
- Trekking poles built for backpacking and long-haul hikes
- Hybrid carbon, alloy construction is lightweight and durable
- FlickLock Pro keeps length secure and stable
- Cork handle offers a comfortable grip and wicks sweat
- Foam extension provides added grip when side-hilling
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- Q & A
makes hiking fun
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
these are great poles and the cork grip feels amazing. they compress down to 27 inches which allows them to fit nicely onto the outside of your pack and makes them good for travel. the flick lock was a little tough to close at first but eased up with a little use.
Durable So Far.
Bought a pair of these late this last winter. I have used them while backpacking Utah canyons and backcountry skiing in the North Cascades. They are not the lightest but have proven their worth so far. At 6'1" and 185lbs I can be rough on my gear sometimes. No issues with these poles. I was also nervous about the 130cm max height as not being long enough, but I haven't had any problems. I hope they continue to impress me. I will continue to abuse them through the summer on snow and ice.