Black Diamond Equipment
Trail Sport 3 Trekking Poles
A simple, three-section pole with rubber grip extension for affordable support and comfort. READ MORE
DescriptionA three-section pole that gets you out on the trail without breaking the bank, the Black Diamond Trail Sport 3 Trekking Pole offers simple support for dayhikes, treks and backpacking adventures. Dual FlickLock adjustability provides fast and secure length adjustments when you encounter variable terrain.
- Rubber grip with rib pattern to reduce vibration
- Rubber grip extension
- Vari-width nylon webbing strap with woven lining for increased comfort
- Three-section aluminum shaft
- Dual FlickLock adjustability
- Replaceable flex tip with low-profile Trekking Baskets
Series : Trail
Weight Per Pair : 624 g (1 lb 6 oz)
Usable Length : 100-140 cm (40-55 in)
Collapsed Length : 63 cm (25 in)
Trail Sport 3 Trekking Poles is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eric from Solid trekking poles that get the job done These are solid entry-level poles with very secure/reliable FlickLock system. It's very easy to adjust pole length, and the rubber hand grips and wrist straps are comfortable. Given that these are three-section poles, they collapse to just over two feet, making them easy to stow. The one quirk to these is that the lower-most section does not collapse all the way down. The pole tapers in such a way that the final three-to-four inches of that section slide in and out of the middle pole even when the FlickLock is closed. I tried tightening the FlickLock screw; this solved the immediate problem but then made the shaft too tight to extend the pole and/or close the FlickLock. This quirk is more nuisance than anything, but I've never seen anything like this on any other poles I've owned or used. The options are to deal with the in/out sliding, or to lock the pole with four inches of the lower pole exposed. This makes the collapsed pole much longer than the advertised collapsed length of 25 inches. Finally, not sure why the usable length quoted in the product description is 40-55 inches. The poles definitely work at a much shorter length than that (usable at about 29 inches).
Date published: 2016-12-02