Black Diamond Trail

6 reviews
5-star:   4
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

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Great trekking poles for the price. Simple and easy…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70

Summary

Great trekking poles for the price. Simple and easy to use.

Pros

  • Ease of adjustment
  • Durable

I bought these poles after looking at other trekking poles. These Trail poles are simple and easy to use. The Flicklock design to adjust is perfect and quick. No twisting!

These poles are not shock absorbing, which I like. This is something that could just tear up later anyways.

The foam grips are comfortable and offer a lighter weight than the Trail Back series. The wrist straps got perfect and are easily adjustable while on the go.

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Very secure. I use them with confidence. I've been…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Very secure. I use them with confidence.

Pros

  • Secure
  • Durable

Cons

  • They seem bulky compared to twist lock.

I've been using these extensively for several months. They have been very reliable with full backpack weight —65+lbs and moving quickly.  I'm very confident with these descending steep slopes.

There is a particular way to adjust the strap, but, once set, it stays in place.

I also have seen absolutely no slippage in the locking mechanisms even in steady rain.

The tips and baskets are still solid after more that 50 days of use - occasionally on gravel.

I was going to purchase Lekis initially, but a knowledgeable sales guy convinced my to buy these. While they aren't sleek looking Lekis, they are a very reliable piece of gear.

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Great for smallish hands (guy and gal). Very compact…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $58

Summary

Great for smallish hands (guy and gal). Very compact and comfortable shock system. I would recommend this product.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to use and maintain

Cons

  • Price

Great fit for my hands. I'm 5'6". These poles are easy to maintain and saved my ACL-less right knee on a 3-day backpacking trip on the AT.

Work great paired with the rubber tips. Very compact. They dropped a few times when I carelessly propped them and only had one set of scratches at the end of it. Lower grips were great on uphill climbs. Flick Locks were easily adjustable.

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I can't say enough about these hiking poles. After…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: a gift

I can't say enough about these hiking poles. After many years of backpacking in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks my knees started acting up. I really thought my hiking and backpacking days were over. Then my wife bought me these for my birthday and all I can say is lets HIKE! I can do more miles now than I ever did before. I can literally hike with a full pack on, all day now.

I would say my only complaint about them is the material on the handles gets slimy when I get sweaty. And that's why I gave them 4 outta 5 stars...

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All I can say is "Flicklock". I tried these out after…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $80

All I can say is "Flicklock". I tried these out after another brand with the old twistlocks failed on me during a snowshoe trip. Try making it down a mountain with a foot of fresh powder and poles that collapse every time you put any weight on them. When twistlocks fail, you're done as the adjustment occurs when you lock the poles and if that doesn't work, it means the hardware failed. The Flicklock systems is much simpler and external so you can easily adjust or diagnose any hardware problems.

Aside from the great BD locking system, these poles are light, strong, and comfortable. The handles are soft and comfy as well as the straps. I often find myself leaning into the straps to rest because it's so comfortable and sturdy.

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Used these on a recent trip to the Red River Gorge,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $79

Used these on a recent trip to the Red River Gorge, KY. Grips and straps are extremely comfortable. One pole length actually slipped once during a fall, but I was able to tighten the locking mechanism with a phillips screwdriver and worked just fine after that. I highly recommend them.

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