Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
These poles work great. I tend to be a sloppy hiker…
Price Paid: $119
These poles work great. I tend to be a sloppy hiker and I put a lot of weight on them. When hiking down a mountain I will often use the poles as a polevault. I weigh 215lbs and they can hold my weight without an issue.
I have used them about 20 times. They have not collapsed or shown much wear.
The straps are extemely comfortable and so are the handles. It has a nice base at the bottom of the grip to help hold your hand in place. It will also grip onto anything. I can be going up an extremely vertical slab and they never slide.
I have not tried them in snow.
The only issue I have found is the weight. They don't feel that heavy, but in the grand scheme of things I would like them to be lighter.
I even purchased the most expensive Leki trek poles and then returned them at EMS and kept using these.
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The Contour Elliptic Trekking Poles from Black Diamond are equally adept on snow, dirt, rock and any other trail surface you'll encounter. The double FlickLock adjustments allow for total customization depending on the incline or trail condition, while the elliptic shafts provide added strength and stability.
The most affordable elliptic pole, the Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Trekking Pole is equally adept on snow, dirt, rock and any other trail surface you'll encounter.