Offering trusted performance at a wallet-friendly price, Black Diamond Trail trekking poles offer innovative features rarely found on poles in this cost range. Easy-to-adjust external locks, extended length grips and aluminum construction combine to make Trail trekking poles a true bargain.
The durable, easy to use and cost friendly Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles, are perfect for backpackers or hikers that are looking for a pole that is going to do a lot, that is going to be very durable and is not going to break the bank.
This is a three section telescoping trekking pole, so you have got three shaft sections here. And you have got two flick locks so you can adjust the trekking poles. Flick locks are re-ally easy to use. They are external locks and all you have to do is flick it open with your thumb, adjust the pole to the proper length and flick it closed. So really easy to use design, really durable design there. And you also have durable aluminum construction. So these are recall durable for their weight.
Just taking a look at all the features of the poles, up here at the top you have dual density foam grips. And the thing I love about foam grips on trekking poles is in warmer weather if your hands get sweaty this recall wicks away the sweat. And in colder temperatures you can’t feel the cold through the foam grips. They are also really easy to grip with gloves on. So for all seasons foam grips are really great.
You have an extended grip here so this is normally where you would kind of grab the grip there, but all the way down here you have got different points where you can grab on to the pole. So if you are on uneven terrain or if you are going up hill and just need to kind of grab the pole at a different spot, it is really easy to use there. And also you have kind of a flat top on this grip. So you could even palm the top of this and I can see that being pretty comfortable as well.
The strap here is a really nicely padded strap and Black Diamond makes it really easy to adjust. So all you have to do is pull that out, adjust it to the proper height and just kind of cinch that down and that really takes pressure off of your wrists when you are hiking with poles. It is a wider strap than on some other poles that I have seen, so that really takes a lot of pressure off. It is a really comfortable strap.
Going down to the tips, you have got Black Diamond’s flex tech tips. And the great thing about these tips is that if you were to get the trekking poles stuck between two rocks or in a position that might damage the trekking poles, these tips are meant to break first before the actual trekking pole. This is a replaceable piece, so it is press fit onto the bottom. You can after years of use you can replace the tips. And this also happens to have a little tech tip on the bottom. So you can choose to purchase that other rubber tip separately and trade them out. They don’t come with the trekking poles, but that is a feature that can trade with these poles.
You have a low profile basket that is included with these poles. And you can take this basket off and replace it with a winter basket. Black Diamond happens to include the winter baskets with these poles. So this tip is just threaded. You can unscrew the smaller basket and put this one on and vice versa. So these extra baskets add a lot of value to the poles.
I mentioned that this is a telescoping pole. So the usable length you have with these poles is 25 inches all the way up to 55 inches. You have a really wide range of adjustability there. And in centimeters it is 63 centimeters all the way up to 140 centimeters. So for people of different heights or if you are just hiking on uneven terrain and you need to make minor adjustments, those flick locks are really going to allow you to make those adjustments really easily.
Again, this is the perfect pole for someone who is hiking or back packing, looking for a cost effective pole, but that offers a lot of features and is really easy to use.
The Black Diamond Trail trekking poles.