Black Diamond Equipment Expedition Ski Pole: Expedition Ski Poles
Designed with three sections and two FlickLocks for maximum packability, the Expedition Poles are the traveler's choice.
All aluminum: 18 mm (.71 in) upper, 16 mm (.63 in) middle and 14 mm (.55 in) lower.
New Power Series grip with softer material in palming zone and a more aggressive hooking point for leveraging bars and buckles.
New Power Series strap with padded interior and easy-access design.
100 mm (4 in) Powder Baskets.
Dual FlickLock adjustability
Decades of backcountry knowledge have made Black Diamond's Expedition Poles with double FlickLock Pro clamps that are resistant to common pole frustrations. Made from three-section lightweight aluminum, these poles are versatile and offer packable stability for snowshoers, XC'ers, and splitboarders. Freeride grips and straps are ergonomic and lightweight, while the 4 inch baskets stay afloat in the powder.
All it takes is a flip of the thumb and you're able to quickly adjust the length of the three-section Black Diamond Expedition Ski Pole. Large-diameter shafts and large powder baskets ready this pole for steeper, more agressive lines and a lip on the grip acts as a leverage point for flipping buckles without leaning over. Take this pole when you tour in the backcountry or when you decide to tackle a steep chute just outside the boundary of the resort.
Thanks to its three-section design and double FlickLock adjustability, the Black Diamond Expedition is ideal for winter travelers and backcountry snowboarders. The Power Series grip features a soft palming zone and an aggressive hooking point to leverage boot buckles and heel bars. We also added our padded Power Series strap to secure the pole on big drops and deep days.
|All aluminum:||18 mm (.71 in) upper, 16 mm (.63 in) middle and 14 mm (.55 in) lower|
|Basket Diameter:||4 in.|
|Basket Type:||Powder Basket|
|Claimed Weight:||[57 - 125cm] 1 lb 6 oz|
|Collapsed Length:||[57 - 125cm] 57 cm, [62 - 140cm] 62 cm|
|Extendable Range:||22-49 inc|
|Included Baskets:||yes, powder|
|Locking Mechanism:||Dual FlickLock Pro|
|Max. Length:||49 in./55 in.|
|Min. Length:||22 in./24 in.|
|Number of Sections:||3|
|Recommended Use:||big mountain freeride, all-mountain, powder|
|Section diameters:||18 mm upper, 16 mm middle, 14 mm lower lower|
|Usable Length (125):||57-125 cm; 22-49 in|
|Usable Length (140):||62-140 cm; 24-55 in|
|Usable Range:||57 - 125 cm, 62 - 140 cm|
|Weight:||1 lb. 5 oz. (610 g)|
|Weight Per Pair:||610 g, 1 lb 5 oz|
|Black Diamond Expedition Ski Poles||$48.94 - $89.95|
This is a very good back country pole with one major improvement over the previous model. The FlickLock Pro system is a significant upgrade from the old FlickLock system. No more having to worry about adjusting the tightening screws - they are fixed with no adjustment, plus the stainless steel grips well and seems a bit lighter than the old plastic. The flip lever seems a little light which raises a concern about durability; however, no problems so far. I bought these after having the previous model stolen and am pleased. Overall, highly recommended for back country skiing and snowshoeing.
Lightweight poles that collapse into a really tiny, easily packable size. I took them up for a day tour on Rainier last month, and they did their job just fine. Didn't experience any issues with the flicklock system, which was quick and easy to use. Only gripe is that they bent pretty significantly after I took a little tumble. I guess it's what you should expect from poles like these. Luckily Backcountry.com has an awesome return policy.