Offering trusted performance at a wallet-friendly price, Black Diamond Women’s 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 Black Diamond Women’s Trail Trekking Poles are the perfect balance between features, durability, weight and cost. The standout feature of these poles is the collapsibility. These are a telescoping three section pole. And they have two Black Diamond FlickLocks. These locks are really easy to us. As the name suggests all you need to do is flick them open with your thumb, adjust it to the proper height and flick them closed. It is as easy as that. There is no questioning of whether the lock is secure enough. It is just flick open and flick closed.
These are durable aluminum construction, but the weight is also pretty low for these poles.
Moving to the top of the poles you have really durable dual density foam grips. And the thing I really love about foam grips is that in warmer weather if your hands are perspiring this is really going to wick away sweat and it is not going to feel slippery or anything like that. And then in colder temperatures it doesn’t feel cold though that foam. Also if you are wearing gloves, gloves grip really well on that foam.
At the top of the pole you have a nice flat surface. So if you need to you can palm the top. If you are going down hill or if you just want to use the pole in that way. And then below the standard grip you have an extended grip. It comes pretty far down the pole.
This is great for when you are hiking on uneven terrain, you don’t want to make quick adjustments, but you just want to grab the pole at different lengths. It makes it really easy to just grab a hold of that. And then while we are up here at the top you do have a really nicely padded strap. It is a pretty thick webbing strap. So it gives you a lot of protection and it really cradles your hand really well. This is an adjustable strap. It is really easy to adjust. All you have to do is pull on the top to make it longer or shorter, depending on your preference and then it just takes that pressure off of your wrists as you are hiking.
Moving down the pole to the tip you have Black Diamond’s flex tech tips. So this is a press fit tip. It is a replaceable piece, so if you are in the unlikely situation where you get this pole stuck between two rocks or in a position that might damage the pole, this tip is meant to break first before the actual shaft sections of the pole. That protects your pole and, like I said, it is a replaceable piece, so after years of use if you want to just replace this, you can buy a separate set and replace them.
At the bottom of this tip this actually is a carbide tip that is on there right now, but you can buy a rubber tip separately. And you basically just screw that off and screw the other one on. You can also buy tip protectors that go over top, but those are sold separately as well.
Right now I have a low profile basket that comes with the poles on it, but you can basically screw this off and put on a winter basket. There are threads on this tip so you just take this basket off and included with these poles is a winter basket. So that also adds a lot of value to the pole.
As I said, these are telescoping poles. So with the three sections I have this adjusted out to the maximum usable length which is about 125 centimeters, or about 49 inches. When you compact these down, they actually compress down to be pretty small. So they com-press down to be about 23 inches and the useable length here is from 100 centimeters all the way up to 125 centimeters. And that is what is different about the women’s poles. They have a different range of adjustability. And because of that, they are a little bit lighter.
All in all these are a really great, durable, multi-use pole. They are easy to use with those Black Diamond FlickLocks and you get a lot of features, a lot of innovation for a really great price.
They are the Black Diamond Women’s Trail Trekking Poles.