The Black Diamond Compactor Poles break down into three sections making it one of the most packable poles on the market. Not every adjustable pole can fit in a backpack when fully collapsed so the Compactor pole is best suited for adventurers who plan on having their hands free at least some of the time. This includes split boarders, snowshoers, airplane travelers, and high altitude piano players. Ok, so you might not be rattling the ivorys up in the mountains, but you will definitely impress your friends in the parking lot when you snap your poles together in the blink of an eye. Black Diamond took what they learned in avalanche probes and they applied the same speed cones to their Compactor touring poles. Combined with a concealed kevlar cord, the speed cones work to quickly guide each pole section into place without any thought. The Compactor poles have 20 centimeters of adjustability and they are also well suited for 4 season use. The baskets on this pole are unique because the are wide enough to handle deep powder days, and they have a unique cut out to keep your poles together when packed. The grips are high quality and there is even a rubber extension to the handle so you can choke down when conditions get steep. Let the BD Compactor poles save your knees in the summer and propel you to greatness in the winter.
18mm Aluminum - The Compactor has a 3 section aluminum shaft that is 18mm or .71in’s thick. This three piece pole snaps together in a jiffy thanks to black diamonds speed cones.
Touring Series Grip - This pole gets a touring grip with a fluted interior to keep weight down. The strap is stitched in a way that makes it easy to slip on with gloves. The strap is comprised of light webbing and a plastic ladder-lock buckle.
100mm or 4in Baskets - This powder basket has a special cut out to grab your poles when broken down. This will help keep your poles in line when you stuff them in your pack.
FlickLock Pro - The Compactor pole has 20 cm of adjustability and it locks into place extra securely thanks to FlickLock Pro pole closures. FlickLock Pro is low profile, stainless steel, and dual axle for increased clamping leverage.