Black Diamond Equipment
First Strike Trekking Poles
Fully featured and built for any season, the First Strike is our two-section, adjustable pole for kids. READ MORE
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Fully featured and built for any season, the First Strike is our two-section, adjustable pole for kids. Learn More
A 4-season, full-featured adjustable kids' pole, the Black Diamond First Strike Trekking Pole features a FlickLock® adjustment that allows the pole to grow with its owner or as the terrain dictates.
- Rubber grip sized for small hands with adjustable nylon webbing strap
- Single FlickLock offers visual security that the pole is locked
- 2-section length adjustability allows the pole to grow with the user, or as conditions warrant
- Steel safety tip, low-profile Trekking Baskets and winter Freeride Baskets for 4-season use
Series : Mountain
Weight Per Pair : 394 g (13.9 oz)
Usable Length : 66-110 cm (26-43 in)
Collapsed Length : 66 cm (26 in)
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First Strike Trekking Poles is rated out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by mamajolijn from Great hiking poles for children or shorter people Bought these poles for my 7yo son and he is one happy hiker. Same quality and feel as the larger poles I own (Trail Ergo Cork W). Also a good fit for shorter people. The only thing I do not like is the fact that there are no rubber tips that fit. The tip of the poles differ from all other tips that BD offers. That is why I give them four stars, and not five.
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris from Best kid friendly poles Great build. Nice small grips for little hands. The tips are built-in (can't be changed like the full sized poles) but I figure they should last long enough. Worth the money for proper poles.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by MT goods from Quality you would expect I bought these for guiding a young-ing and his father on a backcountry yurt trip and to add to my tools for future guiding trips. These are everything you’d expect from a bd pole. It comes with ski powder basket and hiking basket as well. The flicklok works flawlessly. They are durable, functional, and stylish.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brent from Great investment If you are like me and start a hike with 2 poles and end up with zero due to children "needing" them, these are a GREAT investment. Simple to use, light, and bomb proof. My kids love them.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dustin from Great for growing kids Bought these poles for my little guy at beginning of last season. Nice lite weight pole that is sturdy enough for him. Easy to adjust when he starts growing which saves me from having to buy new poles each season.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Merriweather from Great general use pole for shorter adults I've used these for well over a year -- on trail, on road, off trail, in snow and just about everywhere else. They are sturdy and would certainly be fine for kids, teens and us shorter people!
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christina from Light and simple I haven't had a chance to use these poles yet either for skiing or trekking, so I don't know how strong they are, but so far I love them--better than the adult version that I bought last year. They are simple and lightweight, and assuming they don't fold under the first pole plant, they will become my go-to pole for everything. I bought them for myself, a 5'6" adult, and they are plenty long enough with some to spare. Good inexpensive alternative for shorter adults.
Date published: 2015-06-30