Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Poles.
The Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Poles are perfect for any type of outdoor enthusiasts. Constructed from 100% carbon fiber with aluminum upper, the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Poles provide the stability and reliability you need on the trail. It features the Dual FlickLock Pro adjustability for secure and hassle-free adjustments. The Dual FlickLock Pro makes it easy for you to make stable adjustments on the trail. Perfect for trekking, mountain hiking, and backpacking, this pole comes with ergonomically angled grips and a 360-degree padded webbing strap for enhanced stability. It even features an interchangeable carbide Tech Tips for multi-surface versatility. Low profile trekking baskets and powder baskets are also included to prevent pole tips from getting caught in rock crevices. So, whether you re planning to hike up an alpine mountain or go on a backpacking trip to the Italian countryside, don t forget to bring these with you.
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The Alpine Ergo Cork is Black Diamond's most premium 4-season mountain trekking pole, with lightweight carbon-fiber and aluminum shafts, moisture-wicking natural cork grip with an ergonomic 15-degree corrective angle and secure FlickLock Pro adjustments.
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ABOUT BLACK DIAMOND
Black Diamond is all about climbing and skiing. The company traces its roots back to 1957, when pioneering rock climber Yvon Chouinard started making pitons on a backyard anvil. In 1989, Chouinard Equipment Ltd. became Black Diamond Equipment, and these days the company offers a vast array of equipment for all kinds of mountain activities.
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For top-notch performance that doesn't skimp on comfort, grab the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Pole. The handles are tweaked 15 degrees to provide an ergonomically correct grip position, which ultimately reduces fatigue and discomfort over long distances. The natural cork grip wicks away moisture for a slip-free hold, and the fully padded strap won't cut into your wrist.
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork trekking poles employ lightweight construction, sturdy, easy-to-adjust external locks and ergonomic cork grips. This combination of features delivers top-of-the-mountain performance at an affordable price.
Country of Origin: Imported
The Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork trekking poles help keep you going at any altitude with goatlike sure-footedness and ease of use.
|Collapsed Length:||30" / 75 cm|
|Item Weight:||20 oz/pair|
|Locking mechanism:||External lever lock|
|Max. Length:||51 in. (130 cm)|
|Maximum Length:||51" (130 cm)|
|Maximum length (cm):||130 centimeters|
|Maximum length (in.):||51 inches|
|Min. Length:||39 in. (100 cm)|
|Minimum Length:||39" (100 cm)|
|Minimum length (cm):||100 centimeters|
|Minimum length (in.):||39 inches|
|Number Of Sections:||3|
|Recommended Use:||Lightweight Mountaineering, Backpacking and Hiking|
|Shaft material:||Carbon fiber mid and lower/aluminum upper|
|Usable Length:||39 x 51" / 100 x 130 cm|
|Weight:||1 lb. 4 oz. (565 g)|
|Weight per pair:||1 lb. 3.9 oz.|
|Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork||$87.96 - $119.95|
|Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork||$159.90 - $159.99|
Keith Bontrager said, "Light, Strong, or Cheap, you can only pick two." With these poles you're paying the price for a durable adjustable pole with roughly twice the weight of the BD Ultra Trekking poles that weigh in at 9.3 oz. If you're also using the poles for your shelter so you need the adjustability, these are among the best poles out there for the purpose. If you're a complete weight weenie and have a shelter that one-size of a fixed length pole will work and don't mind sacrificing durability, look at the lighter options.
Overall, the grips on these are great. They absorb sweat, stay comfortable, and contour nicely to the hand in several positions. I wish the straps were more easily removable, but I know most people like straps on their poles (I consider them a bit unnecessary if I'm not using them for skiing).
The baskets are interchangeable and it comes with snow baskets, too.
The most common complaint I've heard about these is how easy the flip lock opens when you don't want it to. For one, it's adjustable with either a philips head or blade screwdriver (dual slotted), so you can tighten them up to increase the resistance. You can also turn the lower flip lock away from you, which helps a lot, since that's the one that's more vulnerable in my experience. Third, a 1" strip of electrical tape and you'll never have the problem again. Personally, I prefer the flip lock over my old twist locks since the poles are less likely to freeze at the joints.
Overall, I'd give them a solid 4.5 stars, but since I'm the first to rate them, I'll round up.