User Review: 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.