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Our classic, daily-driver touring poles with an all aluminum construction, the Traverse poles have the features and durability needed for day-in/day-out backcountry skiing. READ MORE
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Our classic, daily-driver touring poles with an all aluminum construction, the Traverse poles have the features and durability needed for day-in/day-out backcountry skiing. Learn More


Weekday dawn patrols, all-day couloir missions and deep days lapping the treesā€”the Black Diamond Traverse ski pole is our classic, all-aluminum touring pole for any day of backcountry skiing. With a durable all-aluminum construction, FlickLock adjustability and a redesigned grip for improved ergonomics, the Traverse holds up to season after season of abuse. We also included a rubber grip extension for choking up while sidehilling on the skin track.

  • 16 mm (0.63 in) aluminum upper with 14 mm (0.55 in) aluminum lower
  • Redesigned touring grip with updated ergonomics
  • Touring strap and plastic ladder-lock buckle
  • Lightweight rubber grip extension for quick, secure choke-ups
  • 100 mm (4 in) Powder Baskets
  • FlickLockĀ® adjustability

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   [95-145 cm] 585 g (1 lb 5 oz) [105-155 cm] 600 g (1lb 5 oz)
Series :   Touring
Usable Length :   [95-145 cm] 37.1-56.6 in
[105-155 cm] 41-60.5 in
Collapsed Length :   [95-145 cm] 95 cm (37.4 in)
[105-155 cm] 105 cm (41.3 in)
Traverse Ski Poles is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The backcountry standard for poles From resort laps to bc laps this is the ski pole. I've been using BD ski poles for years and they only get better.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performance and Ruggedness in well-priced poles Have used them once, in spring conditions (heavy wet snow). Construction : well made components Performance : met expectations; easy to modify pole length. Used them to help myself up after a wipe out on a hill; each clamp held firm, no sliding of lower section into upper. Assembly : attachment of basket to lower section in each pole did not go as described in the assembly instructions. Difficult to explain but one is supposed to screw each basket on a threaded portion of the lower pole and continue turning the basket until it gets through to a thread-bare region, which then allows the basket to spin. This did not happen; basket remained firm on the pole, but did not spin freely
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my 3rd set These poles suck because every time I get a pair, I end up having to replace them with another. Gee, man, are they that bad? Yes, every time you leave these poles unattended some schmuck will go by and say: "Gee, are those BD traverse ski poles? The ones that give you the most bang for your buck?" Well yes indeed they are—and just like that, BOOM, gone. Everyone has a pair of these or wants a pair. Sharpie yours with your name and address and maybe some obscenities so they don't get swiped. Seriously, its happened twice now.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Everything Pole I used an older version of these poles for 10 years and they just broke. Countless tours and in bounds skiing. These poles are awesome. I even used them trekking all through the French Alps for a year. I took the baskets off and put on the protective tips to be used for hiking. Such a versatile pole and easy to collapse and pack away. I recently purchased the updated version and they are just as good. I think the new locking system is better than the old one. I look forward to 10 more years. Lightweight, versatile, reliable on and off piste, excellent price point.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good pole set for a range of ski styles Been great so far. Only feedback is that the adjustment system tends to slip a little too often (shortening). Maybe this is better then the pole snapping in half though...
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable, fantastic ski touring poles! I bought these poles 3 seasons ago and they have held up to a lot of abuse (they look different, but have the exact same functions as described on this page). The rubber grip is my favourite feature and has come into use time and time again, from sidehilling to bootpacking steep terrain. The flick lock has never failed me and the powder baskets are fantastic. One issue (which may have been solved by now) is they don't shorten very much for packing away.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Simple and solid pole. Easy to adjust. Great value.
Date published: 2018-02-05
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