Black Diamond Equipment
Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - 2018
Our 100% carbon fiber trekking pole for four-season alpine terrain, with a premium cork grip and dual FlickLock Pro adjustability. READ MORE
Our 100% carbon fiber trekking pole for four-season alpine terrain, with a premium cork grip and dual FlickLock Pro adjustability. Learn More
DescriptionA highly versatile, fully adjustable four-season pole built with premium materials, the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Trekking Pole handles alpine backpacking routes, mid-winter expeditions and far-flung treks with ease. Three 100% carbon fiber shafts offer quick and secure length changes thanks to dual FlickLock Pro adjustability. The comfortable wicking cork grip features a durable padded wrist strap and a non-slip EVA extension for quick choke-ups on steep terrain. Two kinds of baskets and interchangeable Tech Tips allow you to switch between carbide and rubber tips to account for changing trail surfaces.
- Premium cork grip with dual-density top and adjustable 360-degree sewn strap
- Non-slip EVA foam grip extension
- 3-section 100% carbon fiber shaft
- Dual FlickLock Pro adjustability
- Interchangeable carbide Tech Tips, low-profile Trekking Baskets and Powder Baskets
Series : Alpine
Weight Per Pair : 475 g (1 lb 1 oz)
Usable Length : 63-130 cm (25-51 in)
Collapsed Length : 63 cm (25 in)
Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - 2018 is rated out of 5 by 41.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Candice from Broken straight out of the box I haven’t gotten to use these because they arrived with a broken plastic latch covering straight out of the box. Very frustrated.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rand from I love these poles BUT... The plastic clips broke on my poles and Black Diamond was quick to send me new clips. Unfortunately, it seems near impossible to replace just the plastic clips and they broke again in the process of replacing them. Very frustrating as I do love these poles. However, without the plastic clip covers, the releases are very sharp and difficult to use.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Garron from Solid, durable and comfortable Not even sure what year mine are, 2016 or 17. (Two sets). You can’t adjust down the last couple inches on the bottom section because of the tapering, which I don’t consider a flaw. Also, if you choose to carry one or both on your pack I suggest you carry them upside down in case something catches the compression closer and you lose a section or two. I learned that the hard way, but BD replaced the lost section at a very reasonable price. They may not be the lightest they make up for it in durability. Everyone I’ve lent these to have raved about them and some have become converts to using trekking poles. A great product, thanks BD!
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buja from Bought them twice, both with defects. Very disappointed with them. In my first trip plastic clippers are broken.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric S from Customer Service I wrote a two-star review regarding the plastic on the fliplock cover breaking upon first opening the 2018 model of these poles. I wish I could update my review because, while this is still a probke with that model, Black Diamond customer service fixed the problem and made it right and made a customer for life in the process. Long story short: Buy the 2019 model of these poles and know that Black Diamond stands behind their products.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by AL Hiker from Bad design flaw on the plastic flick lock covers Just returned my second pair of these trekking poles from Amazon. Posted my review there as well as REI. On both pairs, one of the plastic flick lock covers on the lower end of the poles was broken, right out of the box. After doing some research, this appears to be a very common problem, therefore a common complaint. I've written Black Diamond about this. I don't see how just replacing the broken covers with the same cover will solve the underlying design problem. Until then, I won't be buying Black Diamond trekking poles. If I don't hear back from Black Diamond soon, I'll be buying Leki. Scratching my head wondering why this hasn't been fixed. Black Diamond is better than this.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by EH Brooklyn from some design flaws I bought this about a year ago from REI (just posted a review there, too). I bought the women's size. I have the same issues as a couple of other reviewers: I almost lost the lower half of a pole hiking, since the shortest setting doesnt allow the lower clamp to be locked down. Also, after just a few uses, the plastic cover on the clamps broke on 2 of the clamps. I know it's not integral, however, it does keep snow and dirt out, and it feels like poles at this price point shouldn't have parts that crack so easily. I'm considering exchanging these for Leki poles the next time I visit REI.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doc Holliday from Trekking the AT I love these trekking poles so much I bought a pair for myself and my wife, then recommended them to a friend who will hike the AT with me in 2019. The poles are exceptional with one slight flaw: replacement flick locks seem to be a mystery! My first attempt to replace both lower and upper flick locks was based on advice from a Black Diamond CSR who sent me 18mm and 16mm flick locks for the top and bottom respectively. These were all plastic instead of metal with plastic hoods like the original. A second call to Black Diamond got me a different CSR who provided a RMA number for the original replacement flick locks and sent metal flick locks with plastic hoods, but these were 14mm. Based on the original equipment flick locks, both reps were partially correct in their advice and subsequent fulfillment. I do, apparently need 18mm for the top flick locks and 16mm for the bottom, but they should be metal with plastic hoods. If these exist (except on new poles) no one at Black Diamond seems to know about them! I will have to add, both CSRs were very polite. I just wish I could repair my poles and those of my wife. My hiking partner also needs (at least) lower flick locks on his poles. Suggestions appreciated. Otherwise, these poles are excellent!
Date published: 2018-12-17