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Black Diamond
Expedition WR 3 Trek Pole

4.5 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews

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Why We Like The Black Diamond Expedition WR 3 Trekking Pole

A Whippet Ready version of Black Diamond's most popular 4 season trekking pole, the Expedition WR Trek Pole offers versatility for skiers, mountaineers, and hikers. The rubber-tipped handle is compatible with Black Diamond's Whippet and Alpine Whippet accessories (as well as a camera mount and Distance Tent) for safer winter traverses over snow and ice. The lightweight, durable aluminum construction and time-tested flick-locks offer year-round durability and performance, whether we're hitting the mountain in our skis or hiking boots.


  • Whippet Ready version of Black Diamond's most popular 4-season pole
  • Compatible with Whippet, Alpine Whippet, accessories (not included)
  • Aluminum construction provides cold-weather durability
  • Adjustable strap for comfort and ergonomic support
  • Removable snow baskets for 4-season versatility
  • Item #BLDZ9LJ
Adjustable Length
Collapsed Length
Locking Mechanism
foam, rubber
100mm powder baskets (removable)
Claimed Weight
skiing, mountaineering, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 10 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

February 9, 2024


Great light weight poles. We have used them for skinning and down hill and they work great. Easy to adjust and really sturdy. Love them!

Kristin A.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

January 7, 2024

Almost perfect

I bought these because they seem well constructed and whippet compatible which I had a whippet attachment laying around. They have proven to be much more durable than my previous pair of folding black diamond poles and the whippet attachment goes on and off no problem. I would give 5 stars but, as someone else pointed out in their review, the poles don’t stay completely collapsed; the bottom 2 - 3 inches will float in and out. This seems due to the taper of the pole near the bottom clasp and is just something you’ll have to deal with when using this pole.

Kevin K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 4, 2023

Dream Poles

Hard to dream up a more reliable set of poles. The Expedition Three poles have been my go-to for years. They haven't ever broke on me out in the backcountry or on an expedition. These things are burly and light weight. Sure they aren't as light as carbon but the extra protection is well worth the weight. Nothing worse than a broken pole with more laps to be had or a steep peak ahead. I love the adjustments in sizing, short for the way up, long for the skate ski out. Plus an option to add a whippet head, dang!

Rain F.

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

September 30, 2023

Great poles with one big flaw…

Great poles! Good weight, great grips, nice feature with the whippet attachment option and camera adapter option! However, when fully collapsing the poles the last 3 inches of the lower part won't be held by the flick lock clamp! The poles are tapering off, and the clamp is too large to securely hold the last bit of the poles. Hence the actual collapsed length of the poles is quite a bit longer than advertised. See my video. I tightened the screw of the lower clamp, but it won't ever grab the pole. Otherwise great product.

Lars H.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

April 27, 2023

Great poles.

Light and sturdy poles. I use them with single or double Whippets which are easily and quickly attached. The foam extended grip is nice to minimize the need to adjust the pole length. The black finish of the lower section scratched easily with ski edge contact, as expected. My biggest concern is the rubber material of the upper grip, which is fragile and may flake with any abrasive contact. I appreciate the short collapses length for pack Cary and storage. Overall I really like the poles and they are a good upgrade over my older aluminum BD poles with whippet compatibility.

Daniel M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 7, 2023

Great Poles

I used the old expedition 3 ski pole for several years and liked them enough to get the same model when I accidently lost one in a parking lot. Big fan of the new built-in whippet attachment. Very durable and reliable pole.

Sean C.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

April 5, 2023

Feel solid

I haven't gotten to put them through their paces but initial impressions are very good. They are noticeably more robust than the usual poles I get and end up snapping, the whippet attaches securely and they have a comfortable grip. I personally don't find the strap as comfortable as I hoped but functionally it works.

Nathan R.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 20, 2023

Great Poles

Perfect for travel weather for skiing or trekking.

Justin H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 15, 2023

best poles I've ever had!

These are fantastic, compact, and incredibly functional to use... by far the best poles I've ever had!

Nicholas K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 14, 2022

Functional, sturdy

Quality poles. Easy to adjust with gloves. Feel like they’ll last a lifetime.

Jeffrey B.

Originally reviewed on