BD Trail Ergo Cork

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title BD Trail Ergo Cork
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By JLuthanen
Page Type Jun 20, 2016 / Jun 20, 2016
Object ID 8657
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Product Description

3-section poles feature patented FlickLock adjustability with ''zero-slip'' security
Simply flick the lock open, set the length and flick the lock closed—a quick, tight and easily accomplished task, even with gloved hands
Handles feature natural cork and dual-density rubber tops for a solid grip; cork molds to fit your hands over time and absorbs sweat
Grips feature a 15° corrective angle that keeps your wrists in a neutral position for comfort and performance; it also helps prevent repetitive-motion injury and fatigue
Sturdy carbide pole tips aid traction and can be exchanged with rubber tips (sold separately); trekking and powder baskets (included) let you use poles year around
The Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles feature padded, adjustable wrist straps that lend security and support

Features


Best Use Hiking
Shaft construction Aluminum
Grip material Cork
Adjustable Yes
Maximum length (in.) 55 inches
Minimum length (in.) 29 inches
Maximum length (cm) 140 centimeters
Minimum length (cm) 74 centimeters
Locking mechanism External lever lock
Weight per pair 1 lb. 2 oz.
Gender Unisex

General review

These trekkers have been my go-to for hiking, skiing, mountaineering, you name it. The flicklock design prevents collapse while putting downward pressure hiking uphill. I found with the rubber gripped BD poles that are one price level lower, that I was wearing blisters into my thumbs and had to wrap my thumbs to prevent this. Ever since going to cork, no more problems. I particularly enjoy the foam wrap below the grips for uphill climbs, both for grip and when on snow keeping my hands from getting cold. Both the summer and winter baskets are adequate for what they are needed for given the season and I haven't had major problems losing them. The fact that the poles are collapsible makes it easy to break down for glissades or easy packing. No qualms, and possibly the last pair I'll ever need.

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