Black Diamond Trail Shock

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Great lightweight poles. I used these heavily on a…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70 (on sale)

Summary

Great lightweight poles. I used these heavily on a 7-day trek in the Alps and they were very helpful. Of my group, I had the lightest poles and the easiest to collapse. Highly recommend (plus they look great)!

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to collape
  • Easy to adjust height
  • Looks great

Once I adjusted the height I was able to keep them at the correct height, and then easily collapse or open up to the set height in a few seconds. I liked the multiple options for where to grip so I could easily adjust depending on if I was on an incline or decline.

Locking: Easy to use mechanisms and they didn't slip at all during a 7-day trek.

Traction: I had a little slippage but it might have helped if I had changed the tips (which I chose not to do). But nothing significant or a real problem.

Baskets: Very small, practically non-existent. This bothered some in other reviews I read, but since I knew I couldn't count on the baskets I didn't care.

Very easy to use and well constructed, like everything Black Diamond. I have used heavily for a month and show no wear.

rated 5.00 of 5 stars All Trail Shock versions

In addition to the 1 women's review above, there are 8 reviews for other versions of the Trail Shock. Read all reviews »

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Black Diamond designed its Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles specifically for women so you can hike comfortably up and down the mountain. Control Shock Technology absorbs impacts on the ground so your final mile feels as good as the first, and its controlled rebound prevents the pole from bouncing back too much like most poles do. Its aluminum shaft makes the pole lightweight and durable. The foam grip provides a bit of insulation to keep your hand warm during chilly hikes, and its 360 padded webbing strap makes each pole specific to your left and right hands for easy access and extra comfort. FlickLock Pro lets you adjust your poles with ease for easy transport and for the uphills and downhills, and you can switch out the Tech Tips with rubber or carbide tips depending on the terrain you're trekking.

- Backcountry.com

A lightweight trekking pole built for four-season use, the Black Diamond Women's Trail Pro Shock offers four-stage shock absorption and smooth rebound control on even the most rugged terrain.

- EMS

Black Diamond Trail Shock Poles for WomenVenture off on different terrain with the Black Diamond Trail Shock Poles for Women. Designed especially for women, these lightweight trekking poles offer the comfort and support you need to walk on a day's outdoor trip or on a week-long hike up a mountain. These poles are built with Control Shock technology that handles the rebound in every trek. Thanks to this, you'll have a smoother and comfortable feel climbing rocks or boulders, probe depth of mud and water, or traversing steep slopes. It also lets you set aside plants with a lighter strike. There's even a dual-density grip and 360-degree padded webbing strap for you to have a firmer hold to the poles. Aside from providing a women-specific sizing and grip, the length of these poles can be adjusted from 25 in. to 49 in. by simply managing the double FlickLocks. When not in use, they can be collapsed at a length of 24 in. (62 cm.). Other features of the Trail Shock Poles for Women include non-slip foam grip extensions, interchangeable carbide Tech Tips, and low-profile trekking baskets. Depend on a trekking support that's especially designed for women. For a comfortable, terrain-absorbing dampness in every trek, choose the Black Diamond Trail Shock Poles for Women.

- SunnySports

On Sale. Free Shipping. Black Diamond Women's Trail Shock Trekking Pole FEATURES of the Black Diamond Women's Trail Shock Trekking Pole Women's-specific, dual-density grip and plushlined, 360-degree padded webbing strap Non-slip foam grip extension Control Shock Technology Double FlickLocks Interchangeable carbide Tech Tips and lowprofile Trekking Baskets SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Women's Trail Shock Trekking Pole Usable Length: 24 x 49in. / 62 x 125 cm Collapsed Length: 24in. / 62 cm Weight: per pair: 1 lb 4 oz / 570 g

- Moosejaw

Lightweight and shock-absorbing, Black Diamond's Trail Shock poles provide you with premium comfort without the price tag. Double FlickLock extensions save space in your pack and can be adjusted to fit your trekking needs in any situation. The shock absorption system dampens vibration and has a soft and smooth rebound that puts less strain on your body when traversing tough terrain. This women's version is sized smaller and has softer hand grips for improved comfort. Available in both a compact and men's specific versions.

- Mountain Gear