Black Diamond Tip Protector Trekking Pole Accessory (Pair)

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Key Features

  • Made of rubber.
  • Press-fits over the end of any Black Diamond trekking or ski pole.
  • Sold in pairs.

Product Highlights

Designed to press-fit over the end of any Black Diamond trekking or ski pole, the Black Diamond Tip Protector can be used to provide improved grip on hard surfaces or for use indoors or on improved surfaces. The rubber Tip Protector fits securely over the Black Diamond Short and Long Flex Tip.

Black Diamond Tip Protectors are sold in pairs.

Black Diamond part number: 112069

Product Reviews

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Black Diamond Tip Protector Trekking Pole Accessory (Pair)

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 32

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • . Ignacio CO
    6/7/2014

    Likes: Keeps poles from tearing up sensitive trails.

    Dislikes: big rock piles are capable of pulling protector off of pole. lost one pair this way.

  • Peter K. Londonderry NH
    11/25/2013

    Likes: Performed very well on a variety of terrain. I was worried they'd pop off too easily, but they held in place just fine. I'd even say they improved he performance of the poles.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Bob A. GEORGETOWN KY
    10/24/2013

    Likes: easy on and easy off..reduces shock of the pole hitting the ground and also saves on wear of your tips

    Dislikes: should come with the poles

  • Jeff K. Middlebury IN
    8/28/2013

    Likes: Simple and effective

    Dislikes: none

  • . Stroudsburg PA
    7/2/2013

    Likes: The tip protectors work great on dry surfaces and make no noise while hiking which is the main reason I ordered them because the regular tips make a lot of noise when hiking on rocky terrain and they allow me to see more wildlife being that they are quiet.

    Dislikes: the tips are a little slick on wet rocks but not terrible.

  • . Milpitas CA
    6/10/2013

    Likes: I get so much better traction with the rubber tips on, and after about 100 miles they still look almost new. They snap right over the Black Diamond Flex Tech Tips snugly and stay put even when you sink them into gelatinous mud that would suck the shoes right off your feet. These are well made out of hardy thick rubber with an inner core of metal.

    Dislikes: No issues.

  • jeremy p. jonesboro IL
    3/3/2013

    Likes: nice good fit

    Dislikes: nothing

  • . Cave Creek AZ
    2/13/2013

    Likes: I prefer the larger surface area these give to the tiny carbides.

    Dislikes: Durability is unknown at this point, seen some wear after only a few miles, but that might slow down after the initial roughening up.

  • Ling Y. Malden MA
    11/26/2012

    Likes: nice and strong protector

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    11/23/2012

    Likes: These tips are well worth the purchase for anyone hiking on rugged, rocky terrain. They seem to be holding up well so far.

    Dislikes: no cons

  • RANDY A. ONALASKA WI
    9/28/2012

    Likes: The tip protectors are very easy to put on and take off. I haven't had them long enough to comment on their durability but if they are made as well as the poles I'm sure I will be pleased.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    8/13/2012

    Likes: I use these all the time...on the trail and when I want to do "Nordic walking" on pavement. It fits well with the "leave no trace" concept as they are non-marking and some parks forbid the metal tips. I found no difference in grip for "normal" hiking with the tips on vs. off. Actually, they work quite well when you have a lot of slippery and loose rocks to contend with. Obviously, the only exception to this rule is going to be in winter snow.

    Dislikes: The instructions indicated to twist off the metal tips first. This doesn't seem to be accurate as they fit perfectly on the flex tips. If you look inside the rubber tips there's even a space for the points to slide in. I can't imagine you'd want to remove your flex tips anyway in the event you really do want the metal tips for some rugged terrain. You'd be switch them constantly rather than just popping the rubber tips on and off.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    7/24/2012

    Likes: Secure fit, and a good choice to use on flat surfaces. Also provide protection when storing.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Wendy C. Tampa FL
    7/16/2012

    Likes: Great to have on hard surfaces. Easy on, easy off. Get these if they aren't included in your purchase.

    Dislikes: Black Diamond should include these in every set of poles.

  • Philip S. Monrovia MD
    2/20/2012

    Likes: I consider these tips as a necessary addition to my Black Diamond Trekking poles. They offer added traction and stability on almost all hard surfaces. They're always on my poles! Easy to put on -- easy to remove.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Bruce S. Jacksonville FL
    2/1/2012

    Likes: The tip protectors fit well and are easy to use.

    Dislikes: The rubber is not as hard or durable as those made by Leki, but Leki tips are twice as expensive.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    2/1/2012

    Likes: Look so sturdy.

    Dislikes: N/A

  • Sandra H. Georgetown TX
    1/2/2012

    Likes: great fit

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Ira Joe D. Tyrone GA
    11/12/2011

    Likes: Fits well. Wears well. Provides better grip on uneven terrain.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Jim R. Rockford IL
    10/29/2011

    Likes: The tips stayed on and din not show any appreciable wear after four days of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Ashley R. Brooklyn Park MN
    10/10/2011

    Likes: It was very easy to install and very secure. I liked that it saves walkways and trails while still giving good grip and traction.

    Dislikes: No cons.

  • Robert G. San Diego CA
    2/4/2011

    Likes: on line

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Terry L. Charlotte NC
    9/5/2010

    Likes: I love my trekking poles; they've been a real knee saver. Unfortunately the tips on them leave ugly holes and tear up the trails. That was until I found these tip protectors which I use all the time when hiking.

    Dislikes: I had to buy them again. It sucks but they wear through eventually. I think I'm averaging a new set about every other year. Oh well, at least they're not very pricy.

  • Ashley D. Wilmington DE
    8/19/2010

    Likes: These capped off the Black Diamond Spire trekking poles perfectly. Over 2 weeks of constant action they show very little wear and never needed to be readjusted.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • Christian R. E. Chesapeake VA
    6/16/2010

    Likes: I purchased these tip protectors because I wanted to get in better hiking shape by walking in my immediate neighborhood with full packweight and poles. Most of the walking is on asphalt though and I did not want the abuse the carbide tips on my poles.

    The protectors work great. Good traction, soft impact. Some minor wear and tear but so far they are holding up better than I thought they would.

    Dislikes: My only criticism is that they did not come with the Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork poles to begin with. Considering the price of poles in general, it would have been nice if they threw in one pair for free.

  • Ken H. Weston WI
    6/7/2010

    Likes: They work as expected. They stay on well, yet come off with a slight twist/pull when needed.

    Dislikes: Nothing. I had to buy a couple extra as I seemed to keep losing them.

  • Leonard H. San Diego CA
    3/7/2010

    Likes: Does the job, I don't poke the eyes out of others I'm hiking with.

    Dislikes: N/A

  • Mark T. Waipahu HI
    7/14/2009

    Likes: Have yet to use the for walking on sidewalks, but they are easy to put on and take off.

    Dislikes: Nothing!

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    7/7/2009

    Likes: These little rubber deals sure make a difference on hard surfaces. They take some of the shock out and add a nice grip.

    Dislikes: They did wear a little faster than I expected. TIP: when using them over a long time on roads, turn them so the wear evenly.

  • James H. Tijeras NM
    6/26/2009

    Likes: Good tips, easy to replace price was good

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Kara E. Kansas City KS
    6/25/2009

    Likes: They are excellent to use when packing your poles for travel and also to cover the tips so you can attach your poles to the outside of your back pack so you don't injure yourself or anyone else.

    Dislikes: no complaints

  • Elizabeth M. Camp Hill PA
    5/26/2009

    Likes: Great for rocky terrain - keeps the poles from slipping, keeps them quiet, and protects them.

    Dislikes: Would be nice if there was a way to attach them to the poles when not in use.

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