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Black Diamond Carbon Cork

in Trekking Poles

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Mike M
( mtwarden )

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Montana
Black Diamond Carbon Cork on 10/18/2011 16:19:53 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light

the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sure it adds a little weight, but if you're venturing off trail probably weight you can live with

I've used mine for three years now pretty year round (I swap in snow baskets for snowshoeing) and I've taken a few spills that made me worry about damaging a pole, but knock on wood, no damage thus far

I've toyed with the idea of going to lighter poles, but after reading about adjustment problems, breakage and other issues- I I keep coming back to these

even if I were to swap to a lighter pole, these would still see duty for snowshoeing

if there was a 4.5, I'd choose that, for the price it would be nice if they were a little lighter, but you'd be hard pressed to find a hardier pair for the weight than these imo

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Black Diamond Trail - Women's priced at: $45.95 - $119.95

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