Black Diamond Compactor Poles
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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Combining BD's innovative folding Z-Pole technology with winter functionality, the Black Diamond Compactor is a four-season aluminum pole that collapses to an ultra-compact package for easy storage and now features the FlickLock Pro adjustability. FlickLock Pro offers up to 20 cm of adjustability and dramatically improved clamping force in a low-profile design, and its speed cone deployment takes the pole from stored to deployed in a matter of seconds. The Compactor's small pack size makes it ideal for backcountry snowboarding, snowshoeing and winter travel.
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.
Key Features of the Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole3-section foldable aluminum shaftSpeed cone deploymentTouring Series grip with fluted interiorTouring Series strapLightweight webbingTextured grip extension100 mm (4 in) Compact Powder Baskets2-Section pole captureFlickLock Pro security� with adjustabilityLightweightBlack Diamond Compactor Ski PoleThe Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole is sure to� enhance performance to� your favorite winter sport. It is designed� to use� a 3 section foldable aluminum shaft with speed cone deployment,� to make the ski pole� easy to carry� and store. It comes with a touring series grip with fluted interior,� thus rendering skiers with a� light weight pole. The touring series strap with lightweight webbing and plastic ladder-lock buckle,� gives this innovative pole design� a strong grip, while on� the snow or ice surfaces. The textured grip extension provides� additional traction, necessary� for those challenging snow� trails. The Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole has been carefully� engineered to� add� efficient performance, to get the most out of the sport.