Rated 5 out of 5 by Oscar The best trail running poles
The poles are quite expensive but you're purchasing the best ones.
Very lightweight, very compressive poles, excelent transport bag,...
If you're a fanatic and you want the best (without bearing about the price) it is the best choice
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by martha Everyone wants my poles!
Incredibly light, strong so far, fit easily in my day pack. My height fell into the middle range for 120 cm length but I find them too long for me.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allen Nice light compact poles
Perfect for light weight hiking and travel. They may be a little too flimsy if you are planning to hike with a big back or place a lot of weight on them going downhill. There are other Poles from BD better suited to that kind of stress. These however pack up small and weigh very little which is perfect for the occasional times I use poles for on the trail.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim added energy!!
I purchased these poles for my 80 year old Mother who loves to hike and get out of the house. Since I've used Black Diamond hiking poles for hunting many years now I knew how much they would help her. She recently went to Australlia and did several hikes while there. On one particular long and steep hike she said the hiking poles actually gave her added energy, and she was certain she couldn't have completed the hike with outhout them. The added energy is simply the energy you save by using
them. She is so much more stable while using them and I feel a lot better having her out in the wilds now. Compact, light, and easy to fly with made it possible to let her take them in her luggage. Thanks Black Diamond for this life extending product for my family!
October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quin light, durable, compact
These poles are an essential part of my ultra-running and fast-packing kit. They have seen me through tons of hard miles, including two Wasatch finishes. They are so light that it's another no-brainer to bring along on long runs and backpacking trips. They also have worked well when split between myself and a climbing partner used on longer climbing approaches. I had a little bit of a durability issue with one of the straps, but BD sent me a replacement, no problems. The poles deploy super quickly, no fiddling with adjustments at all. They pack away and stow easily on the outside or inside of a pack. I've had them for almost 3 years and they have a lot of life still in them. No other pole compares.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Portia Perfect for Camino!
Great poles. Lightweight and very easy to use. When folded, they're small enough to put into a backpack and not stick out (perfect for air-travel).
On the way, I felt very smug next to all the telescopic pole owners who could not quickly stow / open their poles on a whim!
They lose a point because after only 400km one of the rubber tips had worn through to the metal. I would expect it to have lasted longer (I am quite light!)
October 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Theron Great light weight poles, be careful on sizing
These light weight poles are easy to deploy, easy to fold and store on your pack and provided me good support and stability on a recent backpacking trip in the mountains of Colorado. Overall they are great light weight poles. Since these poles are not adjustable I would suggest being careful with the recommended sizing. I am 6 ft tall and went with the products recommended sizing of 130 cm length which appeared to be appropriate at first. However when using the product while backpacking the length often seemed cumbersome, particularly on uphill climbs. After using this product on a 30+ mile wilderness backpacking trip, and putting these poles to the test, I would have preferred to have poles at least one size, maybe two sizes smaller. Great poles, just watch out on the size.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steven An outstanding Trekking pole
I used these poles for my first race this weekend on 08-09-14. This race had 5800 feet of elevation gain over 17 miles and topped out at 11,000 feet and the poles were a life savor since I went into the race not in the shape I needed to be in for such a tough race. They allowed me to climb much faster and use less energy in doing so; they were very light easy to use and light enough to run with them without any trouble. I ran 16 miles without having to put them away. I highly recommend this product.
August 12, 2014