Black Diamond were virtually the first company to bring to market truly lightweight foldable trekking poles suitable for trekking and running, the engineering is outstanding and over the years they have honed and perfected the features so they are now among the best poles available.
They aren't so good at naming them however and as the words and letters used in the names have specific meaning we thought we'd explain it and produce this quick reference guide.
There are three Series of Black Diamond Trekking Poles.
Black Diamond's Distance Series poles are three season poles with a combination of folding joints and/or flick locks for adjusting the length of the pole.
Black Diamond's Trail Series Trekking Poles are versatile trekking poles for year-round hiking, trekking, backpacking and snowshoeing, Trail poles provide reliable and adjustable support that won’t break the bank.
Black Diamond's Alpine Series Trekking Poles are durable, four-season poles for big loads and big trips into the mountains, our Alpine poles are highly supportive as well as highly packable.