Closeouts. With their innovative Z-Pole technology, Black Diamond Equipment Compactor adjustable ski poles fold up to an ultra-compact size that's ideal for ski mountaineers, backcountry snowboarders and winter travelers.
Reviewed by Mountain Maiden from Hesperus, CO on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I usually don't like to review things before actually using them, but these are way cool. They fold up (like tent poles with a string inside them) and the pole sections snap into the side of the basket to hold them in place. It took a few tries to figure out how to use them and lock them in place, but once that was figured out, it's sort of a no-brainer. I just opened and locked them with thick gloves on, but I don't think I can close them without taking the gloves off. The poles have the length marked so you can set them consistently anywhere between 105 and 125 cm. The handle grip is reasonably sized for people with small hands - women should have no issues with grip circumference. They are 15-1/2" long when folded. They will be perfect for those of us who end up carrying our skis too often to admit!