User Review: Black Diamond Unisex Trail Shock
Source: bought it new
These poles have held up over many many hikes and collapse short enough to attach to pack when not in use.
- Sturdy construction
- Comfortable grips
- Fairly lightweight
- Easy to adjust length
These poles are great! I use them in all seasons (baskets for the winter). I've used the poles where you twist to adjust and these seem to loosen easily. Have not had any issues with the Flicklock system. Once they are adjusted and clicked into place you are good to go.
The wrist strap is easily adjusted and has a bit of padding, a nice touch. I find the hand grips very comfortable with or without gloves.
As far as the anti-shock — you have to put quite a bit of weight on them to feel it.
I'm not alone in loving these poles as my friends all bought them too, as seen in the photo below at Galehead Hut in New Hampshire.