With a lightweight carbon fiber construction, a natural cork grip, and dual FlickLock® Pro adjustability, the Alpine Carbon Cork is a premium four-season pole.
For ounce-sensitive missions on the trail or in the snow, the lightweight, 100% carbon fiber Black Diamond Carbon Cork trekking pole offers a super-comfortable, premium cork grip and the supremely functional adjustability of dual FlickLock® Pro. Interchangeable carbide Tech Tips can easily be switched out for rubber Tech Tips (sold separately) and two sets of baskets can be tailored to trail or snow activities.
From sun-drenched deserts to powder-filled backcountry bowls, trust the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Pole for reliable performance every season of the year. The 100% carbon fiber construction keeps the weight to a minimum, and the natural cork grip wicks away moisture for a slip-free hold on steep, exposed terrain.
Country of Origin: Imported
The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles add support, stability and effortless swing to your wilderness forays, with 3 vibration-absorbing carbon fiber sections and natural cork grips.
|Additional Info:||Series : Mountain|
|Collapsed Length:||62.5 cm, 25 in|
|Length:||Collapsed Length : 62.5 cm, 25 in|
|Locking mechanism:||External lever lock|
|Max. Length:||51 in. (130 cm)|
|Maximum length (cm):||130 centimeters|
|Maximum length (in.):||51 inches|
|Min. Length:||25 in. (62.5 cm)|
|Minimum length (cm):||62.5 centimeters|
|Minimum length (in.):||25 inches|
|Number Of Sections:||3|
|Shaft material:||Carbon fiber|
|Usable Length:||25 x 51" / 62.5 x 130 cm|
|Weight:||17.2 oz. (490 g)|
|Weight per pair:||Weight Per Pair : 490 g, 1 lb 1.2 oz|
|Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trek Poles||$159.95|
|Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork||$94.95 - $139.99|
|Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Pole at SunnySports||$89.95|
|Black Diamond Distance Cork Z-Pole||$59.83 - $119.95|
These babies simply are the best. Ultra-light, durable, adjustable, and comfortable.
Cork handles are comfortable and don't induce sweaty palms. Should your hands or poles be damp, the cork still provides positive grip keeping your hands on the poles where needed. Carbon shafts are strong and durable enough to put some serious weight on should you need too. The locking adjusters are positive in locking, meaning they stay put despite leverage being placed upon them. Black Diamond really did a good job with the locking mechanism. This is what initially drew me to these poles and I haven't been let down.
Steel tip is durable, but to minimize environmental impact I'm often using the rubber tips unless I'm on ice. Optional snow skirts are nice as well and increase versatility.
Lots of miles on these and other than some scrapes/scratches they're as dependable as they were on day 1.
Upgraded to these from some BD Aluminum models. They are comfortable, very strong (read: I'm a big fella) and very adjustable. They adjust quickly and the grips are quite nice.
At first I wondered whether I'd be losing utility with carbon poles over aluminum, thinking that I would not be able to use them "off axis" (for campsite gadgetry, etc.) ... but since I'm committee to collapsible poles, I probably never had that utility available anyhow.
Picked mine up on SAC. Can't believe they appeared there. Nonetheless the BC full price seems reasonable for the quality and the weight savings of these poles.
This is my only trekking pole I've ever owned. I have touched a few others and I just couldn't decide on which one to get. Have you ever seen the people who use trekking poles on simple hikes? Yeah, not the people I really want to ask advice from. These were on sale, so I said "Fuc# it" and bought them. I have to say I have had others wanting to touch my pole when we are taking a rest. Other than that they are trekking poles. Did I fail to mention that they are the best I've ever owned?