User Review: Black Diamond Expedition
Price Paid: $59 on sale
I love my three piece BD Expedition ski poles with two flick locks. They are super strong and easy to adjust while wearing thick gloves. The flick lock can be adjusted while hiking or skiing and it holds tight.
The biggest problem I had with twist locking poles before I discovered BD flicklock was making an adjustment when it was cold or wet outside. You fight to loosen the pole from the first length. Then you can't get it to stay at the new length. The twist lock style is very hard to hold and make adjustments when wet or with sweaty hands, and in the cold temps.
The BD poles work well for me all year long for backpacking, hiking, xc skiing, snowshoeing, and some canyoneering. I have installed standard snow ski baskets for the deep Utah backcountry powder.
I own two pairs of poles because my friends always want to try them out before they buy. I bought my first pair about 2001.