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About Black Diamond Equipment Compactor Adjustable Ski Poles - Pair

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.


Specs about Black Diamond Equipment Compactor Adjustable Ski Poles - Pair

  • Number of sections: 3
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Lock mechanism: Flicklock
  • Basket type: Snow
  • Tip material: Carbide
  • Shaft material: Aluminum
  • Handle material: Rubber grips and adjustable nylon wrist straps
  • Recommended use: Alpine skiing
  • Made in Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Visit our Alpine Skiing Guide
  • US shipments only


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4.250000 5 Overall Rating: 4.3 Based on 12 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by wasatchwookie from wasatch mountains on Monday, April 1, 2013
These are what you would expect from BD, good quality poles that collapse small enough to put into a medium size backpack.
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  • Reviewed by AKANDY from Alaska on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    I've had lots of bad luck with BD ski gear in the past, but the super low price of these poles sucked me in. My mistake. These are light and pack up very small, but they're not durable and won't last in the mountains. The tips (about one inch beneath the basket) broke off both of the poles within the first two days of back country skiing with them. They were still usable, however, so I put off sending them back. But after a few weeks of use, they basically fell apart while skinning and I was unable to extend them. I'd recommend Leki or Komperdell, BD has no sense of quality control.
  • Reviewed by Andy from NH on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Quality BD poles for about 1/3 MSRP of the current version. Fold / extend easily and lock solid when deployed. Flick lock section is not removable, so these cannot be used with the BD snow saw.
  • Reviewed by Dave from Michigan on Monday, February 3, 2014
    Very often when a device is modified to reduce weight, size, etc., the is a compromise to achieve those desired benefits. When I ordered these poles I was very hopeful, based upon the ratings and reviews I found, and I was not disappointed! The mechanism for breaking these poles into their short, stowage length was slick, simple and didn't add significant weight. Simplicity was the key. The push-button/telescoping design to collapse them is great. The additional adjustment at the top end allows excellent range of adjustment. For example, the adjustment range of the length I ordered will accommodate me (at 6'2") and my wife (5'4") for hiking, downhill and cross-country!

    Very slick.
  • Reviewed by Traveller from Oregon on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    I am planning a trip to Europe this fall that will entail a lot of walking. I am in my late 60s with back problems. Walking with hiking poles allows me to walk at least twice as far as without them. These fold up and will easily fit in my carry-on bag (we travel light). I removed the snow baskets and put rubber tips over the steel ones. Great product!
  • Reviewed by Johnny Snowboarder from Vermont on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Great adjustability and height. Light enough and easy enough to stow in pack and snowboard down after hiking to a peak. recommend

Question & Answer

Questions about this product? Get answers from community and staff experts.

  • “Is there a sizing guide for ski poles?
    Asked by scott from Portland on 1/20/2014 11:45:31 AM
    • We have a guide for alpine skiing here:

      We have a guide for nordic skiing here:
      Answered on 1/21/2014 12:13:23 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Which way do the poles adjust from the nominal length? For example: do the 115 poles go from 115 to 135, or from 110 to 125, or some other length? Also, would these poles be suitable for hiking poles?”
    Asked by Cal Hiker from California on 9/16/2013 10:44:47 PM
    • The 125cm adjusts from 105cm to 125cm, the 135cm adjusts from 115cm to 135cm. They could also be used as hiking poles.
      Answered on 9/17/2013 9:52:46 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What is the shortest folded length?”
    Asked by Rog from Missoula, MT on 2/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
    • The 125 cm folds to 15" and the 135 cm folds to 16".
      Answered on 2/25/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post

About Black Diamond Equipment

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 powerful gear to the forefront of life on rock, snow, ice or mountain.