Black Diamond Equipment sets the standard in dependable rock climbing, alpinism, and backcountry skiing gear. What started with an eighteen-year-old man with a hammer and anvil has emerged into an employee-owned, global company that outdoor enthusiasts know and trust. When it comes to gear, Black Diamond Equipment constantly dreams of what could be and criticizes what exists to engineer the best gear out there, through rigorous, hands-on testing. From crampons and helmets to probes and backpacks, Black Diamond Equipment brings simple, yet powe ... Learn more about Black Diamond Equipmentrful gear to the forefront of life on rock, snow, ice or mountain. ... Less
Reviewed by Bikergirl from Massachusetts on Monday, June 22, 2015
Love these poles. I had been using a similar Black Diamond that was a little short for me. These poles are high quality , lightweight and offered for a super price. Like that the wrist strap has more room then some. Easy to pull tight but can loosen nicely for winter and heavier glove. I like the Z-Pole construction for easy folding and attaching to my pack. A+
Reviewed by Rain Bro from California on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I've been using z-poles for the last few years and have zero complaints. The ease of use and light weight makes them one of my favorite pieces of gear. No more twist locks or measuring up the lengths. Just drop, pull and click into place. I choke up while climbing steeps, and Palm the top on descents. No need to adjust constantly. At just over 6oz each, they feel weightless. Compared to lifting a 12oz pole a few thousand times a day, these save a lot of energy.