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The adjustable-length Compactor, featuring Z-Pole technology, folds up small enough to fit in a touring pack and is ideal for splitboarding and travel. READ MORE
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The adjustable-length Compactor, featuring Z-Pole technology, folds up small enough to fit in a touring pack and is ideal for splitboarding and travel. Learn More


Combining our innovative folding Z-Pole technology with winter functionality, the Black Diamond Compactor is a four-season aluminum pole that folds into an ultra-compact package for easy storage. FlickLock Pro offers up to 20 cm of adjustability and dramatically improved clamping force in a low-profile design, while the Compactor's speed cone deployment allows it to deploy in a matter of seconds. Its small size when folded makes it ideal for splitboarding, snowshoeing and airline travel to distant winter destinations.

  • 18 mm (.71 in) aluminum three-section shaft with speed cone deployment
  • Touring Series grip with fluted interior for weight reduction
  • Touring Series strap with lightweight webbing and plastic ladder-lock buckle
  • Integrated rubber grip extension
  • 100 mm (4 in) Compact Powder Baskets with two-section pole capture
  • FlickLockĀ® Pro security and adjustability up to 20 cm

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   [105-125 cm] 625 g (1 lb 6 oz)
[115-135 cm] 640 g (1 lb 7 oz)
Series :   Touring
Usable Length :   [110-115 cm] 41-48.8 in
[115-135 cm] 44.9-52.7 in
Collapsed Length :   41.5 cm (16.3 in)


Our Z-Pole Technology was born from our expertise in avalanche probes—by using a three-section shaft, a concealed inner Kevlar cord and innovative speed cones, our collapsible Z-Poles snap into place and lock with a single pull.

When not in use, a single push button releases the pole for compact storage.



FlickLock Pro is the evolution of our trusted FlickLock design. The benefits that made FlickLock the best pole-locking mechanism on the market remain: it's secure, fast and easy to use. The FlickLock Pro's low-profile, stainless steel design, however, provides a dramatic improvement in quality, feel and clamping force.

Compactor Ski Poles is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from compactor failure again! Once again let down in a serious location by a compactor pole failure in the same spot. The glue on the silver fixing of the top joint seems to come loose and the pole just flops. A pole repair kit saved the day again could be pretty serious without . I can't understand why the fixing is only glued in. I've repaired a set of poles before with a rivet through the pole. Last time i'm using these , Another brand for me from now on, just lost faith in these . Skinning at 4000m on an icy slope is not good with one pole.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broke 3 in 2 years Very light and compact, fast transition from storage/backpack to pole mode. But too fragile. You cannot rely on this item far out in the backcountry. I broke 3 of them skinning up normally.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly compactability Having used every generation of the compactor as a split boarder these continue to be my pole of choice. It is crucial to have a pole that can be contained inside your avalanche safety pack as so they do not get lost if you take a tumble or catch a tree branch on the way down. With a strong design these poles are made to last and are super fast to extend and collapse.
Date published: 2016-11-11
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