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Black Diamond Expedition 3 Ski Poles

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Expedition 3 Ski Poles

Black Diamond's Expedition 3 Ski Pole is designed to do it all, from skiing to hiking to backcountry sword fighting with the formidable sasquatch: ruler of the snow. Furthermore, it's made with tough aluminum and has dual FlickLock adjustability, so you can hit the snow or the trails with confidence and personalized comfort. It comes complete with small-diameter trekking baskets and 100mm powder baskets, as well as an extended foam grip for easy use on switchbacks and steep terrain, Not to mention, the Expedition also has an aggressive hook on the handle for flipping A/T binding risers and boot buckles.

  • Adjustable ski pole packs small for four-season versatility
  • Aluminum construction balances lightness with torsional stability
  • Dual FlickLock makes adjusting to your length easy
  • Comes with trekking and powder baskets
  • Extended foam grip offers easy handling on steep terrain
  • Item #BLD00KT

Shaft
100% aluminum
Length
57 - 125 cm, 62 - 140 cm
Adjustable Length
yes
Collapsed Length
[57-125cm], [62-140cm]
Locking Mechanism
Dual FlickLock
Grip
foam
Strap
adjustable
Included Baskets
yes, powder and trekking
Claimed Weight
1 lb 2 oz
Recommended Use
hiking, alpine touring
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Great Poles for Splitboarding

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I upgraded to these poles after my BD Z-pole style poles broke. These are much more reliable than the Z-poles, more compact and easier to manage when collapsed, and easier to collapse/expand (the Z-poles sometimes get frozen together). Should have bought these long ago.

>Rating: 4

Great all year round

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

I got this at the end if the season, but still wanted a lighter 3-peice pole for backpacking and touring. These are great for both. They come with power and trekking baskets so there is no need to worry about getting extras. Great buy, great cost

>Rating: 3

Now has plastic locks - need to tighten

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

After a splitboard trip last weekend, I noticed the bottom portion of one of the poles was missing at the end of my run - I was bummed. I figured I had left it unlocked, which would have been odd of me, but upon inspection the blue plastic lock was fastened tight (see picture). The bottom portion of the pole and basket fell out while it was locked (see photos). I did not expect the need to tighten the bolts periodically...I had used them about 5 times. If I had lost the bottom portion of the pole in the bc on a multi tour day it would have been a real problem.

After
>Rating: 4

lightweight and easy to use

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

love the weight and packable. almost like i am not holding anything.

>Rating: 5

Awesome compact ski pole

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Durable, light, and simple. The fidlock system is a huge bonus when you have gloves on too.

>Rating: 5

Lightweight and compact

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I use these touring all over the Wasatch. They are super lightweight. I can fit them in my backpack if I need to on the way down, I splitboard, or I can just adjust them and hold them very easily on the way down.

>Rating: 5

Great Touring Pole

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

By tightening the screws on the joints, you have total control of the Dual FlickLock tightness. Great pole so far!

>Rating: 5

Very nice!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I like these a lot! Great for splitboarding as they collapse down pretty small. Love the three part flip lock system.

>Rating: 5

great touring pole

Light, strong, and collapses down really nice. Great for splitboarding.

>Rating: 5

Light And Strong!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I was skeptical about these poles and how they would hold up/how strong they would be but I have to say I am impressed! Third pair of Black Diamond poles, Can't go wrong.

>Rating: 4

Good stuff!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

So far so good. I'd like to see a version that breaks down a bit further for splitboarding, but these are just about the right size. I went with the larger size to ensure I had the length for tours in deep snow.

>Rating: 4

Yet to use!

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

I picked these up the other day in preparation for winter touring. I am a big fan of the 3 part flip lock system. They feel like an upgrade from my compactor z poles. If only they came in a Whippet Ready version. I am sure BD will have those out soon with the new 2 part WR poles coming out recently.

>Rating: 3

Heartbroken

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I took the plunge and purchased these bad boys last fall in hopes that they would be more durable than my previous carbon BD poles. I used them heavily last winter splitboarding around the Wasatch (probably used them for close to 200,000 ft of elevation gain). I was super happy and had no complaints until this summer. I continued to use these poles for my addiction to trail running and peak bagging. Sadly with repeated use, they formed stress fractures in the aluminum next to the locking mechanism. Which ultimately lead to their failure. I would have liked to think that for a $100 set of poles I could get more than 1-year out of them. So if you are the casual hiker and the occasional backcountry go-getter they probably will work for you. But if you refer to your equipment as tools, not jewels and put things through the wringer, I would take a 2nd look around because I feel I didn't get the bang for the buck on these guys.

I
>Rating: 4

bought as a gift

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I have used these poles before, they work very well for someone who wants a great compatible pole for split boarding.

>Rating: 4

Great Poles

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

If you are looking for a multi use pole that are compactable these are what you are looking for. The only down side I've noticed is that when you use them to release from alpine bindings they might collapse but you can tighten the release mechanism on the poles and that shouldn't be a problem.

>Rating: 4

easy does it

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

if you are split boarding real easy to use adjust and pack able highly recommend

>Rating: 5

Black Diamond Expedition 3 Ski Poles

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Love these poles, sturdy and the ability to adjust them is fantastic.

>Rating: 3

Sturdy pole, loose basket

The pole itself is sturdy and light enough. The baskets didn’t seem to go on too well and I ended up loosing them both, yesterday, in 8 inches of east coast powder. I order a new set of baskets and some locktight.

>Rating: 4

Just what I needed

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

These are light, sturdy, and well made. No complaints!

>Rating: 4

Great Product

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are perfect for backcountry skiing. Nice and light, but also very solid. The big foam grip is a nice feature as well

>Rating:

What tip protectors work with these poles? I bought the BD trekking pole tip protectors but those do not fit the expedition 3 poles. Thanks!