Black Diamond Compactor Poles
I love these poles. I use these poles for everything,…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65 at The Gear Exchange
I love these poles.
- 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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Engineered for ski touring, the Black Diamond Carbon Compactor features resilient carbon fiber construction and BD's highly-compactible Z-Pole technology. Deploying in mere seconds, its small folded size makes it ideal for touring, splitboarding, snowshoeing and airline travel to distant winter destinations.
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
Combining their innovative Z-Pole technology with winter functionality, the Black Diamond Compactor poles provide four-season functionality in an ultra-compact package.
Great for light touring, splitboarding and travel, the Black Diamond Compactor adjustable ski poles are versatile four-season aluminum poles that fold into an ultra-compact package for easy storage. 18mm aluminum shafts break down into three sections for storage in your pack; include FlickLock Pro mechanisms on the upper shafts and Z-Pole technology on the lower shafts. FlickLock Pro mechanisms are secure, fast and easy to use; low-profile stainless-steel design provides excellent clamping force and durability. Z-Pole compactibility works with concealed inner Kevlar cords that allow the pole sections to separate and fold; single push-button on each pole easily collapses the poles. Inspired by avalanche probes, speed cones at the end of each pole section ensure strength, stability and fast deployment; each speed cone guides a pole section into place. FlickLock Pro mechanisms allow up to 20cm of adjustability. Grippy material located on the upper shafts below the actual hand grips lets you choke up on the poles while traversing steep terrain. Touring Series grips have fluted interiors to reduce weight; aggressive hook shape on top of the grips can be used to adjust bindings and boot buckles. Straps hang open for easy access; ladder-lock buckles are simple to manipulate with gloves on. Black Diamond Compactor poles come equipped with 4 in. wide powder baskets. Poles are available in two different lengths: the shorter size has a usable length from 105 - 125cm and the longer size has a usable length from 115 - 135cm. Shorter size collapses down to 38cm and the longer size collapses down to 40cm.