Black Diamond Compactor Poles

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Awesome product fo sho! When your trail is slippery,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $50


Awesome product fo sho!


  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Durable


  • I don't know

When your trail is slippery, rocky, unstable or challenging in any way, bust out these poles for sure footing. Also, if you have pain in knees/ankles from impact on the trail, these will offer much needed relief to keep you going.


I love these poles. I use these poles for everything,…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65 at The Gear Exchange


I love these poles.


  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Easily adjusted
  • Stay at the height you set them


  • Need something to hold them into a compact package without the powder baskets.

I use these poles for everything, skinning with my splitboard, snowshoeing, and backpacking. They are awesome. Lightweight and they collapse down really small.  

The only downside I can think of is that the powder baskets need to be on in order to keep them from flopping around. The baskets have two notches in each one that snaps onto the pole shafts to hold them together into a compact package.  

Without the baskets (used as a trekking pole) they will flop around on your pack because of the way they collapse down. I use elastic cord ties to hold them together on my pack, works fine.

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Easy to pack and easy to deploy, the Black Diamond Carbon Compactor features stiff and lightweight carbon fiber construction, and the Z-Pole technology. for EZ deployment. The small folded size (40 cm) makes it perfect for splitboarding, snowshoeing and airline travel, and best of all, helicopters. 18 mm (.71 in) carbon fiber 3-section shaft Speed cone and Z-Pole technology makes deployment lightspeed quick

- OMCgear

When you're ten hours into an all-day splitboard mission, it's getting dark fast, and you still have three miles to get back to the car, every ounce matters. With the feather-light Black Diamond Carbon Compacter Ski Pole, you might just make it back without your arms falling off. Engineered exclusively for packable touring, the three piece carbon fiber shaft features Black Diamond's own Z-Pole technology with Speed Cone Deployment. This system enables the pole to quickly deploy to full length simply by holding the handle, releasing the basket pole capture, and allowing the pole to snap into shape. This system allows for an extremely compact and secure packing configuration, making it perfect for splitboarding, air travel, and expeditions.


Free Shipping. Black Diamond Carbon Compactor Ski Poles - Pair FEATURES of the Black Diamond Carbon Compactor Touring Series Ski Poles - Pair 18 mm (.71in.) carbon fiber 3-section shaft with speed cone deployment Touring Series grip with fluted interior for weight reduction Touring Series strap with lightweight webbing and plastic ladder-lock buckle Integrated rubber grip extension 100 mm Compact Powder Basket with 2-section pole capture SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Carbon Compactor Touring Series Ski Poles - Pair SPECIFICATIONS for 110 cm Usable Length: 44in. / 110 cm Collapsed Length: 15in. / 38 cm Weight: per pair: 1 lb 2 oz / 510 g SPECIFICATIONS for 115 cm Usable Length: 46in. / 115 cm Collapsed Length: 16in. / 40 cm Weight: per pair: 1 lb 2 oz / 515 g SPECIFICATIONS for 120 cm Usable Length: 48in. / 120 cm Collapsed Length: 16.5in. / 42 cm Weight: per pair: 1 lb 3 oz / 520 g SPECIFICATIONS for 125 cm Usable Length: 50in. / 125 cm Collapsed Length: 17.3in. / 44 cm Weight: per pair: 1 lb 3 oz / 525 g SPECIFICATIONS for 130 cm Usable Length: 52in. / 130 cm Collapsed Length: 18in. / 45 cm Weight: per pair: 1 lb 3 oz / 530 g This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Combining an innovative folding Z-Pole system with winter functionality, the Black Diamond Compactor is a four-season aluminum pole that folds into an ultra-compact package for easy storage. FlickLock Pro offers up to 20 cm of adjustability and dramatically improved clamping force in a low-profile design, while the Compactor's speed cone deployment allows it to deploy in a matter of seconds. Its small size when folded makes it ideal for splitboarding, snowshoeing and airline travel to distant winter destinations.

- Mountain Gear