Pro Review – Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole


Pro Reviewer:


Ric is a North Wales based Guide who has a small guiding company called RPM Guiding. Ric teaches rock climbing and mountaineering in summer, and works as a backcountry ski and splitboard guide in winter.

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“The Black Diamond compactor poles benefit from an innovative design that enables them to be packed away in your backpack easily when not in use – the clue is in the name! For snowboarding, these are pretty much the industry standard now for splitboarders, as reducing bulk in the pack when riding down is of great benefit. The mechanism is easily clicked into place and can be operated with gloves on. When extended, the poles are solid with no tendency to collapse, as can be found with some. They also have other uses: handy as a spare pole to be carried on a long ski tour within a group perhaps, and ideal as an occasional, packable trekking pole.”


Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole Features


  • 3-section 18mm foldable aluminum shaft with speed cone deployment
  • Touring Series grip with fluted interior for weight reduction
  • Touring Series strap with lightweight webbing and plastic ladder-lock buckle
  • TRubber grip extension for quick, secure choke-ups
  • 100 mm (4 in) Compact Powder Baskets with 2-section pole capture
  • FlickLock Pro security and adjustability up to 20 cm
  • Length:
    115 – 135 cm

    Click here to see the full Black Diamond Compactor Ski Pole description

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