Black Diamond Carbon Compactor Poles

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When you're ten hours into an all-day splitboard mission, it's getting dark fast, and you still have three miles to get back to the car, every ounce matters.  With the feather-light Black Diamond Carbon Compacter Ski Pole, you might just make it back without your arms falling off.  Engineered exclusively for packable touring, the three piece carbon fiber shaft features Black Diamond's own Z-Pole technology with Speed Cone Deployment.  This system enables the pole to quickly deploy to full length simply by holding the handle, releasing the basket pole capture, and allowing the pole to snap into shape.  This system allows for an extremely compact and secure packing configuration, making it perfect for splitboarding, air travel, and expeditions. 

Traction and Grip:

  • Touring series grip with fluted interior for weight reduction
  • Integrated rubber grip extension


  • Touring Series strap with lightweight webbing and plastic ladder-lock buckle


  • 18 mm (.71") carbon fiber 3-section shaft with speed cone deployment
  • Z-Pole technology
  • 100 mm Compact Powder Basket with 2-section pole capture

Engineered for ski touring, the Black Diamond Carbon Compactor features resilient carbon fiber construction and our highly-compactible Z-Pole technology. Deploying in mere seconds, its small folded size makes it ideal for touring, splitboarding, snowshoeing and airline travel to distant winter destinations.


Weight Per Pair :   [120 cm] 520 g (1 lb 3 oz)

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Toss Black Diamond's Carbon Compactor Poles deep in your pack when you're ascending headwall with skis off, or dropping the virgin meadow via splitboard.
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Basket Type:Powder Basket
Claimed Weight:[120 cm] 1 lb 3 oz
Collapsed Length:18" / 45 cm
Country of Origin:Taiwan
Extendable Range:130 cm
Grip Material:Rubber
Integrated Probe:No
Length:110 cm, 120 cm, 125 cm, 130 cm
Locking Mechanism:Lever Lock
Material:Carbon Fiber
Number Of Poles Included:2
Number of Sections:3
Sections:3 Section
Shaft:carbon fiber
Shaft Material:Carbon
Usable Length:52" / 130 cm
Weight:1 lb 3 oz / 520 g (120 cm)

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Black Diamond Carbon Compactor Poles Reviews:


I have had two prior generations of these and loved them but have struggled with durability issues with the clips and the integrity of the pole metal itself (bent a pair last year). Carbon has no option of bending (permanently) and as such they have to make the carbon more durable so they don't snap or shatter. Well... Black Diamond hit it on the head with these! They are strong, bendable but not breaking from my heavy abuse. These poles are not appreciably lighter than the metal cheaper version but they are absolutely stronger and I feel will last me longer than my prior metal versions. They pack up into my pack for when I get to the summit with my splitboard, and reliably snap back together effortlessly when at the bottom and rearing to head back up. Other benefits of carbon include being less miserably cold in hand on the cold days when trying to fold them up, not being able to get them stuck to your tongue in case you have the urge to lick them, and are (for you hypersensitive weight watchers) slightly lighter than the metal ones. But for me, it's all about the added reliability and ease of use.

Ryan Nelson at on 12/08/2013

Made for Splitboarding

Perfect for splitboarding. First off their very light, and compact for the way down. Easily fits inside my 30 L pack so I don't have to worry about them at all on the way down. My only problem with them is they only go up to 130 cm. I'm 6ft and would be happy if a 140 in deep snow.
JP at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2014