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Black Diamond
Traverse Ski Poles

4.361111111111111 out of 5 stars
36 Reviews

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Why We Like The Traverse Ski Poles

Black Diamond's versatile Traverse Ski Poles are the trusty workhorses of backcountry ski touring. We like the bombproof construction, reliable feel, and peace of mind that these poles provide both uphill and downhill.


  • Reliable, bombproof, and functional backcountry poles
  • Aluminum shaft offers reliable durability and weight savings
  • Soft touch rubber grip lets you relax your hands
  • Rubber grip on shaft allows for comfortable side hill performance
  • FlickLock adjustability gives you the ideal feel uphill and down
  • Powder baskets provide reliable pole plants in deep snow
  • Item #BLDZ9GW
145cm, 155cm
Collapsed Length
[145cm] 95cm, [155cm] 105cm
Locking Mechanism
powder (100mm)
Claimed Weight
[145cm] 1lb 4oz, [155cm] 1lb 5oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 36 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 3 reviews
5 Stars - 27 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2024


Good for sticking in snow while skiing or snowshoeing…

Jack N.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2024

Skied them since the 90s

These are the only poles I’ve had since the mid 90s. And by that I mean they’ve lasted me that long. Same pair. Not a bad investment.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 1, 2024

Ski poles

Fast delivery and the same quality I have grown to know from BLACK DIAMOND

bryan f.

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5 out of 5 stars

January 28, 2024

Best everywhere poles

These poles are fantastic, in bounds, out of bounds they are perfect!

Donna M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2024

Light and stiff poles

I got these poles for backcountry touring. The flicklock locks work great, and I appreciate the second grips which make it easy to adjust your grip when sidehilling. They're light, stiff, work great and haven't had any issues yet.

Alexander W.

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2 out of 5 stars

December 26, 2023

Great poles

Just got these and so far they seem great. Grips are comfy and the lock mechanism seems well built.

Brendan G.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 2, 2023

Traverse poles

The new-ish orange and black Traverse poles are significantly better than the predecessor blue and black ones. The older version had unreliable metal clips on the length-adjusters. The newer version returns to the tried-and-true clip without the metal and inconvenient tiny hex wrench with which to adjust. I have added an ice-scraper to the handle of my previous set of the new Traverse poles. That is very handy on an uphill with a few pounds of snow on your skis. See photo below. I think a similar scraper would improve the poles. That all said, live in Steamboat, backcountry ski about 130 days a year, and the Traverse poles are my go-to. I just bought a new pair as backup to backup and for guests. The baskets are a good size. The weight is good. I like the larger (155cm) length. It can handle deep new snow. Even the rubbery in-shaft grip is useful on quick downhills where you want shorter pole length but don't want to take the time to shorten the pole. So for a guy who had backcountry skied thousands of days, the Traverse is currently my go-to. Best to all at BD. Bob in Steamboat

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Robert S.

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5 out of 5 stars

November 25, 2023

Great touring poles

Nice poles for backcountry or resort skiing, come with large powder baskets

Simon H.

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1 out of 5 stars

May 22, 2023

New pole snapped while tapping snow off of ski boot

I purchased these poles this fall and on one of my first ski tours with these I was knocking snow off of my boot before clipping into my ski bindings and the end of my pole snapped clean right off. My warranty claim was completely dismissed for reasons that were unclear despite my follow up questioning. This wasn't normal wear and tear. I am an outdoor educator that works year round teaching avalanche and mountaineering courses and will no longer be recommending black diamond to students.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 22, 2023

Light and versatile

Second pair I bought as the first ones got adopted by my wife after trip to Solitude UT. Skied for 8 days straight in various conditions and these poles worked perfectly. Adjustable - lightweight and strong - last poles you will need - unless she skis also - then get two sets !!

Cris M.

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