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Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles
Size matters, especially so for those outdoor adventures where a few square inches of extra space in your backpack could mean the difference between bringing your favorite ultra-comfortable sleeping bag and roughing it on the hard ground. Featuring a smaller, foam-based grip, and a shorter version of the Black Diamond Trekking Poles telescopic 3-section construction, the Black Diamond Trail Compact Pole is designed to fulfill your need for optimal functionality in an easy-to-carry, space-saving package. Dual Flicklocks allow easy adjustment of the poles length. Just flick the locks open, slide the sections to the desired length, and then flick the locks closed. The poles also come with carbide Tech Tips that can be changed with rubber tips, as well as the option of using either low-profile trekking baskets or powder baskets so you can adapt their use to the terrain and climate conditions of your trail. Great things come in handy packages, and the Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles are no exception.

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

The Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles is commonly used for Backpacking, Hiking and more. The Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual/ Recreational among others. The Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles: Easy to adjust, Lightweight, Strong.

Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles Features

  • Its compact, lightweight construction ensures easy carrying and storage
  • Dual-density grip top and 360-padded webbing strap secures your grip on the poles
  • The non-slip foam grip extension allows adaptable grip
  • Dual Flicklocks ensures easy length adjustment
  • The poles can also accommodate a variety of terrain surfaces and climate conditions with its interchangeable carbide Tech Tips and optional low-profile trekking baskets or powder baskets

Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles Specifications

Weight Per Pair
1 lb 1 oz
Usable Length
23-49"
Series
Mountain
Collapsed Length
23"
Strap Material
360-degree Padded webbing
Grip Material
Non-slip foam
FlickLocks
Double
Mfr #
SKU
BKDTRCN

Trail Compact Poles Customer Reviews

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Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to adjust (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Good grips (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (6)
    • Backpacking (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (3)

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    5.0

    Excellent Value

    By RB66

    from Northern Idaho

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Best Price At Sunny Sport
    • Compact To 23 Inches
    • Easy to adjust
    • Good Value Money-wise
    • Lightweight
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry skiing
      • Backpacking
      • Hiking

      Comments about Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles:

      These poles are an excellent value, compared to other poles for hiking or backcountry skiing. Also they collapse to 23 inches, slightly shorter than any of the other Black Diamond poles. You do have to change the baskets if you use them for skiing or snow shoeing. They are reasonably light, not as light as the composite poles. The locks work well and the poles do not slip under pressure or use. They are round not oblong which are stronger, but I don't think necessary.

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      4.0

      Compact size travels well

      By JW

      from Illinois

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact size
      • Easy to adjust
      • Lightweight
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Day trip
        • Hiking

        Comments about Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles:

        I just got back from four days in Isle Royale NP, and I'm glad I got these poles. They were super easy to adjust, fit in a backpack, and held up very well going up and down hills and over a lot of rocks and roots. They really saved wear and tear on my knees and kept me from twisting my ankle hiking on very uneven trails. The only reason I gave them four stars instead of five was that the grips didn't fit my hands as well as I would have liked.

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        • Minimalist

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        5.0

        Worked Well

        By WJH

        from Kansas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to adjust
        • Flexible
        • Good grips
        • Lightweight
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Hiking

          Comments about Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles:

          I tried these out for a week on some very rugged terrain. They really helped my 50+ body navigate the trail. I was surprised at the difference poles really make. The locking mechanism worked perfect and never slipped.

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          • Minimalist

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          5.0

          Indispensable! Fully recommend

          By Kate

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to adjust
          • Easy To Store On A Pack
          • Good grips
          • Lightweight
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Hiking

            Comments about Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles:

            I've used these poles for my last two backpacking trips, and I'll never go without them again! They add so much stability on steep trails or challenging terrain, and really make even a hard climb much more enjoyable. Because of the extra stability, you can also spend more time enjoying the scenery around you without worrying about falling. You also get extra insurance that you won't have a bad fall while carrying heavy weight, which could ruin your whole trip. The poles adjust for a wide range of heights, and I've found them to be very strong and durable. I've used them in mountains, mucky marshes, rivers, and desert, and have been happy with the results. Would recommend buying the extra rubber tips for smooth rock terrain to cut down on the annoying noise that the poles make striking the ground, but even on rock they grip fairly well. There is nothing I could complain about with these poles.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven

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            4.0

            Good product, Great price.

            By Mike

            from Gilbert, AZ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy to adjust
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hiking

              Comments about Black Diamond Trail Compact Poles:

              Nice lightweight poles. Easy to adjust.

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              • Minimalist

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