Matthew R.wrote a review of Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles on August 10, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
First time using poles on the trail and couldn't be happier with the performance and versatility of these bad boys! Immediately felt like the these cork grips were custom fitted just for me, super comfortable and the angled orientation just feels natural. Starting my trek it was a noticeable gain in pace, like being propelled by the poles. On the first steep climb it seriously felt like putting it into 4wheel drive(extended EVA grips were great for short inclines). Likewise, the downhill was sooo much more controlled and virtually eliminated the shock on knees and hips. Rounded tops are very comfortable as well. The flex tips worked perfectly crossing creeks with small bowling ball size rocks. Got bound between rocks a couple times but no breaks. The flicklocks held great and only slipped 3/4in on one after catching myself from a nasty spill (another big+). With that, the only negative I have is not with the poles themselves but in the tech specs they show baskets included were trekking and powder. No powder baskets included with these. Backcountry was awesome enough to send me a second set right away but still missing. Not a deal breaker they're only 8 bucks but something to note and hopefully correct on the description. Super happy and definitely recommend these to anyone considering.