Quality without frills, the Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Pole combines high performance materials with necessary features to get you on the trail without breaking the bank.
Maintaining durable 7075 aluminium shafts and the reliable FlickLock™ mechanism, the Trail Back is otherwise simplified with a rubber handle, basic carbide tip and nylon webbing straps.
Complete with low profile trekking basket, the Trail Back are an affordable and durable trekking pole for any terrain.
Also doubles as a decent weapon. If you fully collapse it, it has enough mass to smack heads. I keep in my car and the other next to my bed.
Fantastic product !!! Lightweight and grips are solid. Quick locking mechanism is easy to use. I'm having fun using them and I'm confident they'll do a great job when I tackle Kokoda in September 🏃👍😊
Took these on the Oxfam trailwalker and they were an absolute life saver. Saw a bunch of people throwing their cheap alternatives away during the walk because their poles kept slipping out, but the lock mechanism on these is excellent and I had no issues at all.
Used it quite a lot recently, quality poles, only drawback, handles are a bit uncomfy.
Extremely useful in steep descents.
Great value for the price. Only one concern - one of the poles had to be adjusted (screw tightened as it had a gradual collapse going on.)
Excellent poles that take a lot of punishment. No unwanted noises and stay exactly to set length. Snowy provides the best service!
I bought the poles for a more unusual reason. I am recovering from major knee surgery. I needed something to use after I got off crutches what would help me not loose my balance but that would not allow me to weight bear too much. I need to be fully weight bearing at this point in my rehab. The poles are perfect for it. They are light and give me the extra stability I need.
Thanks for sharing Rob - hope your recovery goes well! Laine :)
Excellent construction and value
Hi is the new stock still on track for early August? Looking to get some other products as well but will hold off if I can get it all shipped at same time?
To the best of my knowledge, the Black Diamond Trail Back trekking poles are due back into stock in early August. You're welcome to place an order now if you like and we can ship whats currently available and follow that with the poles when they arrive back in store here. What ever works best for you!
Hi, I am only 153cm tall, would these be suitable for my height. I am doing Kokoda in October. If not could you advise on another brand/style that would be suitable. thank you
I've just grabbed a Black Diamond Trail Back hiking pole and the minimum height I can set it to is approximately 75cm. I reckon this should work for you!
Hi i was wondering if u could please tell me how much weight the poles will handle? Thanks.
Great question. From undertaking some research, Black Diamond unfortunately don't provide a weight rating. However, independent reviewers have done some testing (can't vouch for how credible) on the Flicklock Mechanisms and the most common response is around 150kg load resistance on these connections.
Is the price per 1 pole? Is tge weight per pole as well?
I do apologise about the confusing name, but yes the Black Diamond Trail Back definitely comes in a pair (I checked the stock to be sure).
I'll make sure the name is changed to prevent further confusion Martin. The weight on the packaging of these poles says 562g so individually they'd be 281g per pole.
The 2016 edition comes with extra gripping areas below the hand grip. Is your current stock the 2015 edition from these photos, or has the photo not been updated since you received the latest ones? Thanks
Hi there, Are these trekking poles a pair or only a single pole?
Understandable that you'd be confused given the fact they mislabelled the item as "Tail Back Trekking Pole" But yes, these definitely come in pairs.
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