Black Diamond's Powder Baskets are useful when crossing hard packed snow or soft ground.
Black Diamond says:
Our largest ski pole baskets built for the deepest days of the season.
For a lot of the time when trekking, the standard baskets that come with your poles are perfectly fine. If you're going to be encountering snow then these are ideal. These baskets will also help you traverse a boulder field, there is less chance your pole will get stuck between the rocks and potentially get damaged.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear