Black Diamond Contour Compact
Price Paid: $69
Excellent product. First time used this past summer. I was hiking S Antoro, CO. Easy to adjust. At about 1 lb it is a good weight. I really like the grips. The terrain on the hike was rolling but that was no problem. The grips are long which allows you to move your hands rather than adjusting the length.
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The most popular trekking pole in the Black Diamond line, the Contour is also the lightest. Great for high-mileage and technically-challenging terrain. If you're under 5feet 8 inches, the Compact is a shorter 49-inch version. Why carry extra weight? Aluminum poles feature Binary and FlickLock systems that adjust on the fly and never slip. Grip bent to a comfortable fifteen degree angle so it's easy on the wrists and upper body. Short Flex Tip and low-profile trekking baskets will keep you snag free. Streamlined, dual-density grip top for control on descents. Non-slip foam grip extension and 360-degree padding allow more control over hand positions and adjustments. 49-inch compact size offers reduced grip size for more comfort, better compactibility, and lighter weight. Collapses down to 25 in.
Our friends on the other side of the Atlantic are on to something. They've been climbing the Alps for years with trekking poles and we're just now catching on. See what you (and your aching knees) have been missing with the Black Diamond Contour Compact Trekking Poles. The angled grips on these BD poles allow yours hand to rest in a more comfortable position, reducing stress and wrist fatigue as the day drags on. The extended grip gives you an easy place to grab when you're traversing a steep side hill. When you're not using the Contours, unlock the FlickLock and Binary systems and collapse the poles to 65cm for easy storage in or on your pack.
- Backcountry Outlet
Free Shipping. Black Diamond Contour Compact Trekking Pole (Fall 2007) The versatile Contour Compact by Black Diamond features a new streamlined, dual-density top knob for comfortable, variable hand positioning and better control. An excellent value, high-mileage or technical approach pole, the Contour features Binary and FlickLock adjustment systems. A 15 corrective angle, a non-slip foam grip with lower extension and comfy 360 padded webbing offer increased comfort and shock absorption. Short Flex Tips and low-profile trekking baskets will keep you snag free. The Compact is a shorter 125 cm version of the Contour with more compactability and reduced grip size for smaller hands.Specifications:Length (Collapsed): 64 cm (25 in)Length (Usable range): 94 cm-125 cm (37 in-49 in)Weight: 512 g (1 lb 2 oz)
Save 30%-60% at REI-Outlet.com! Adjustable nylon webbing loops support the wrists. Closeout. Features an adjustable working range from 37.4 to 49.2 inches; compacts to 25.5 inches for easy storage. FlickLock adjustment on the upper shaft won't slip or rattle, and the push-button adjustment on the lower shaft is quick and reliable. Foam extension beneath the grip allows hiker to place the uphill hand low on the shaft during short traverses across a slope. Sized for small trekkers, these poles shed unneeded length and grip width to shave ounces for an especially light weight. Soft foam grips have an ergonomic 15 corrective angle for comfort and performance. Sturdy carbide poles tips are fitted with small 1.5-inch trekking discs to reduce weight. The lower section of trekking pole locks into place first, and then all length adjustment is done by using the FlickLock on the upper section.