The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon is a 100% carbon fiber trekking pole for four-season alpine terrain, with a premium cork grip and dual FlickLock adjustability.
Black Diamond says:
A highly versatile, fully adjustable four-season pole built with premium materials, the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Trekking Pole handles alpine backpacking routes, mid-winter expeditions and far-flung treks with ease. Three 100% carbon fiber shafts offer quick and secure length changes thanks to dual FlickLock adjustability.
The comfortable wicking cork grip features a durable padded wrist strap and a non-slip EVA extension for quick choke-ups on steep terrain. Two kinds of baskets and interchangeable Tech Tips allow you to switch between carbide and rubber tips to account for changing trail surfaces.
We stock these because of their quality but also because of the Flick Lock system - we don't know anyone whose used twist lock trekking poles who has never had a problem! So they may be a bit heavier but they offer a real alternative to standing on a hill straining to undo your trekking pole, plus you do get superior durability, comfort and versatility for the few extra grams.
Climbers and hikers alike will enjoy using these poles on everything from the roughest of approaches to simple day hikes.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear