Updated for 2014! A no-frills offering for the frugal hiker who can do without bells and whistles but demands reliable performance, Black Diamond Trail Back poles offer three-section adjustability and user-friendly external locking mechanisms at an extremely affordable price.
Far easier to adjust than the internal locking mechanisms used by many telescoping poles, the external locks found on Trail Back trekking poles are ideal for use in all conditions and seasons. Black Diamond's FlickLock system couldn't be much simpler. Even if you're wearing gloves, it's a cinch to open the lock with a flip of your finger, slide the pole section to the required length and tap the lock back into place. Once you've used FlickLocks, you'll wonder why anyone would ever want to wrestle with temperamental internal mechanisms.
Rubber grips provide sturdy handholds and nylon webbing straps help to reduce stress on your wrists. Press-fit Flex Tech Tips have integrated low-profile trekking baskets that provide backcountry traction. The WaveLock construction of the Flex Tech Tips allows you to choose between interchangeable carbide and rubber tip (sold separately) ends for optimal performance on varying terrain.
Sold in pairs, Black Diamond Trail Back trekking poles offer a usable adjustment range of 26"-55" and collapse to 25" for convenient storage and transport.
Black Diamond part number: 112156