Black Diamond Traverse Ski Pole:
Our classic workhorse adjustable pole, the Black Diamond Traverse features an all-aluminum construction to handle the beating dealt by day-in and day-out backcountry touring. Our FlickLock® Pro adjustability offers dramatically improved clamping force in a low-profile design, and the pole's Touring Series grip and strap provide lightweight, ergonomic comfort.
Series : Touring Series.
Weight Per Pair :
[95-145 cm] 585 g, 1 lb 5 oz.
[105-155 cm] 600 g, 1 lb 5 oz.
Usable Length :
95-145 cm; 37-57 in.
105-155 cm; 41-61 in
Classic backcountry ski poles with an affordable price tag. The Black Diamond Traverse Poles give you a great strength to weight ratio thanks to its aluminum 2-piece construction that allows you to extend it anywhere from 95-145cm depending on your height and the terrain. Grab a pair for your next ski touring adventure.
Black Diamond's trusted Traverse Ski Pole is still the go-to workhorse for backcountry ski touring, but now it has a more secure FlipLock Pro length adjustment system. Large baskets and lightweight materials keep you moving quick through deep snow, and Black Diamond even designed a grip specifically for the gram-counters to keep things light.
The daily driver of the ski pole world, the Black Diamond Traverse is a lightweight, durable pole for day-in, day-out performance in the backcountry. Aluminum upper and lower shafts hold up to season after season of abuse, while our Efficient Series grip and strap increase security while trimming weight. The lightweight grip extension lets you choke up on steep climbs, and the FlickLock adjustability lets you dial in the perfect length.
|100% Aluminum:||16 mm upper and a 14 mm lower|
|Basket Diameter:||4 in.|
|Basket Type:||Powder Basket|
|Collapsed Length:||37 in, 41 in|
|Extendable Range:||37-57 inc|
|Included Baskets:||(100mm) yes|
|Locking Mechanism:||FlickLock Pro|
|Max. Length:||57 in. / 61 in.|
|Min. Length:||37 in. / 41 in.|
|Number Of Sections:||2|
|Recommended Use:||backcountry skiing, ski touring|
|Usable Range:||35 - 57 in, 41 - 61 in|
|Weight:||(both sizes) 1 lb 5 oz|
|Black Diamond Traverse Poles - Pair||$44.98 - $79.95|
Yes my model is older, but the statement speaks for itself. My BD traverse poles are 10 years old and finally starting to feel the test of time. The lowers in my poles are just starting to go. They have been a great touring, snowshoeing, hiking pole. The older model was not very lightweight, but these new ones, which I plan on getting, are much nicer. The choke up grip is a bonus. These have seen a lot of abuse and held up much better than I ever anticipated. Top notch product.
Perhaps these are not the lightest poles out there, but they feel light and easy to tour with. I like the single extension with the flick-lock - takes no time to adjust the height, and I can do it with mittens on. The powder baskets are reasonably floaty, and the lower rubber grips are also a nice feature that are surprisingly useful. Highly recommended.
Very happy with them, I'm a big guy and I needed a strong pole to lean on after I crash nordic skiing. I tried to get away with a trekking pole but bought these after I saw them bow big time after weighting them. Used these all last season and I am totally happy with them. Feel super bomber, no worries about bending them.
I just started out in the backcountry and this pole has been great! It's flicklock system is a breeze and very durable. I wish I got the 3 tier poles because I am a snowboarder so when I'm not hiking they are strapped to my back and a little longer than my pack. Other than that it is a great pole
I love these poles! I've used the poles to snowshoe in deep powder and skied a few times since I got them. They're lightweight; the flip lock has worked great for me and is easy to re-adjust if necessary. Good sized powder basket helps stay on top of the snow. I would highly recommend these poles.
I've beat on these for a couple of years, and they are still going strong. Flip locks work and hold nicely. Baskets are perfectly sized, the handle and choke grips are like new, and the finish is still perfect. I would definitely recommend these poles.
This is just a really solid backcountry ski pole. Not the lightest, but durable. Very easy to adjust length. I'm 6', and prefer the smaller size so that I can make it short for steep boot packs.
Only thing missing is a whippet ...
Easy to adjust FlipLock with a good basket size.
Comfy grip - grip extension is nice too.
Light enough and durable. Great pole for the $.
Nice light weight semi affordable pole. I did get the snow saw that is supposed to attach, the only issue is when you attach it to the saw it doesn't lock in place so I'm not sure how i'm going to use it if it doesn't actually lock?
The flick lock is pretty cool but i will say this, I was skiing trees and the lock hit a bush and opened. Then next pole plant I was missing half my pole! EEK! I slammed on the brakes and went back for it... not cool though. What if I was in a "no-fall" zone? ya know? Anyway, other than that it seems cool. I've only skied it a handful of times. If my feelings change I'll update this.
Combined with the flick loc snow saw these poles work well. Seem pretty durable. I have had the flick loc open ( got cuaght on a tree branch) but other than that they are pretty bomber. I also wish the straps were removable. (other than drilling/banging out the pin)