Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles

I have had a pair of these for a couple of years now, and absolutely love them. I use them for day hikes and backpacking trails and mountains, as well as for exercise walks. They give me a much better balanced whole-body and cardiac workout, and, at the same time, spare my aging knees.

The ergo cork grips are very comfortable, and, because they are angled for natural pole placement, make learning to use them a breeze. Being made of lightweight aluminum, the poles do transmit a little vibration, especially until you learn to plant the pole in a smooth motion. The interchangeable carbide tips give a very secure grip on most surfaces.

For ledge or tarmac I use the Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tip Protectors. They are easy to put on and take off, yet secure on any surface that won’t suck them off. The adjustment clamps are easy to use, and, after proper (one time) adjustment with a screwdriver, suffer from a minimum of slippage supporting my 240 lb frame.

The poles are quick and easy to shorten, and can be stored in or on the backpack for more technical sections. I just bought a pair, through Amazon, for my wife, (also suffering from degenerative arthritis of the knee,) and went out with her for a little shakedown. Within fifteen minutes she got the hang of using them, and couldn’t believe the relief she felt in her knee. She wanted to stay out there.

  • The ultralight, narrow diameter aluminum shafts resist corrosion and reduce weight without sacrificing strength.
  • Natural Cork grips have an ergonomic 15 degree corrective angle to help reduce wrist fatigue. The extended foam sleeve on the upper shafts has ridges and is made of soft, comfortable EVA foam to handle switchbacks and abrupt changes in terrain easily.
  • Dual FlickLocks offer simple, easy pole adjustments. To adjust the pole you “flick” the lock open with your finger, slide the section to where you want it and press the lock closed for solid and sure adjustments.
  • Adjustable fully padded 360 degree left and right hand specific webbing wrist strap for comfort.
  • Compact Flex Tips with Wavelock Technology and Interchangeable Tech Tips. Low profile trekking baskets included