Incorporating easy-to-adjust external locks, extended-length grips and rugged aluminum construction, Black Diamond Women’s Trail Pro trekking poles are an excellent balance of year-round performance and price.
Utilizing Black Diamond’s high quality flick lock pro locking mechanisms and durable aluminum construction, the Black Diamond Women’s Trail Pro Trekking Poles are perfect for hikers and backpackers who are looking for high quality, four season performance in the backcountry.
These are women’s specific trekking poles and they are a three section pole. So you have a lot of adjustability. The range of adjustability here is from 23 inches up to 49 inches. You have adjustability up to 125 centimeters. So they pack down to be really small. And with the FlickLock Pro locking mechanisms they are really easy to use. So all you need to do is flick them open with your thumb. They are really easy there. Adjust it to your preferred size and then flick them closed. These locks feel like they are very, very durable. So they have mostly aluminum construction. They have a little bit of plastic on there. But using these with gloves or using these with just your bare hands is really easy. You don’t have to apply a lot of force to open them or to close them. So very, very good construction there. And, as I said, they are... the shaft sections are aluminum so a lot of durability, but they are also very lightweight.
Going up to the grips you have dual density foam here in the grips and the thing I love about foam is that you have reliable performance in four seasons. So in the winter if you are using gloves it works really well with the foam grips. They are not going to slide around. In the summer, in hotter temperatures if your hand are sweating, perspiring, foam really wicks away sweat and unlike rubber grips, they are not going to be slippery when they are wet.
On the top here you have a flat top. So if you need to, you can palm the top of this pole. If you are descending or if you like to use the pole in that way, I can see that being comfortable in your hands. And with that we have really far extended grips. So this is just the regular position here, but down below the regular grip you can grab this pole at different places. So if you are hiking on uneven terrain or if you don’t want to make minor adjustment with the pole, you can just grab this pole at different spots. It is a really great feature there. And you have a really nicely padded strap. This is an adjustable strap. It is really easy to use.
Going down to the bottom of the pole you have Black Diamond’s press fit Tech Tips. This is a replaceable piece, so if you need to replace them you can buy them separately or if in the unlikely event that your trekking pole gets caught between rocks or in a position that might harm the trekking pole, this tip is meant to break first.
Down at the bottom of the tip you have the WaveLock system by Black Diamond. So you can actually take this small part on the bottom off and replace it with a rubber end. They do come standard with a carbide end, but, like I said, you can buy them separately and replace it with that or use just a Black Diamond tip protector that is press fit over top.
They come standard with the low profile baskets, but they also come with a winter basket. There is threads there on that tip so you can just unscrew the low profile basket and put the bigger one on.
With the high quality FlickLock Pro locking mechanisms and just the overall quality that we have come to expect from Black Diamond, you can be confident in the backcountry with these trekking poles.
It is the Women’s Black Diamond Trail Pro Trekking Poles.