Black Diamond Equipment
Vapor Carbon 1 Ski Poles
At only 310 grams per pair, the Vapor 1 Carbon is one of the lightest ski poles on the market, built for ski mountaineers and gram-counting backcountry skiers. READ MORE
At only 310 grams per pair, the Vapor 1 Carbon is one of the lightest ski poles on the market, built for ski mountaineers and gram-counting backcountry skiers. Learn More
DescriptionDesigned for weight-conscious backcountry skiers and ski mountaineers, the Black Diamond Vapor 1 Carbon Ski Pole packs essential features and strong, durable performance into one of the lightest ski poles on the market. The single-piece carbon shaft features a minimalist foam grip, with our Soft Touch upper that offers additional grip for choking up on steep terrain.
- 100% carbon fiber: 15.4 mm (0.6 in) one-piece shaft
- Ultralight foam upper and lower grip
- 100 mm (4 in) Powder Baskets and 75 mm (3 in) Freeride Baskets
Weight Per Pair : 310 g (10.9 oz)
Series : Touring
Vapor Carbon 1 Ski Poles is rated out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark from Great poles! I've had the earlier iteration of BD fixed length poles for many years and upgraded to these a couple of months ago ... and I'm glad I did. They're very light, seem strong enough, and have a softer handle than my previous pair. I've found them to be great in the backcountry and comfortable to use.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by cbw123 from Paper fragile These poles are super, super light, but unfortunately they are not durable. On my third day out with these I hit the side of the pole relatively gently with a ski edge, and it snapped immediately. this made for a relatively unpleasant remainder of the day
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brent from So far so good Only skied with these 7 times or so this past month, so I can not comment on durabilty (of which I am expecting very little), but man o man are they light! Love 'em! Nice ergonomic grips too. I was a little skeptical as I have skied with adjustable height poles for the last 15 years, and I was concerned I might miss the adjutability. So far no problems though, I just sized them a little long and that way I can just choke up on the grip when I want them a bit shorter. Plus, seems like everyone who is anyone is skiing with those Euro-baton-style poles so it must not be much of an issue!
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by tdkehoe from Best trekking poles! I've owned a lot of trekking poles over the years. After breaking the Z-poles repeatedly and fixing them, I gave up and bought the Vapor Carbons. They feel strong and solid, and are only a few grams heavier than the Z-poles. And no connectors to break! My backpacking partner tried my poles and ordered a pair of the Vapor Carbons. Her Z-poles are in my garage now on a shelf.
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by little goat from Super Light As an ACMG ski guide, I ski intensely all winter long. These poles have reduced my forearm tendonitis/repetitive use issues dramatically. They are so light, they almost float!! Thanks!
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reeedstr from Great ligt poles. These are nice super light touring poles with that foam you use to grip the pole lower on the uphill side rather than adjusting their length. They are plenty strong for touring but i have broken a pair dumping them into the helicopter basket with everyone else’s skis. You should be more gentle with them than you would with your beefier and much aluminum sticks. With care they last just fine. Also, if they don’t come with them order the large powder baskets. That’s what you bought them for isn’t it?
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sambanks from Good but fragile After 2 days of skiing I thought the poles were greatly. Then after I pushed it too far and took a lite fall landing on the poles it caused them to snap. I though they would withstand a bit more abuse then what I put them through for the money
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by owen from I LIKE these poles... Very light, easy to use (duh, fixed length), but there's a couple points to consider: + Weight! feathery and "reasonable cost" (see helio pole for perspective) - FRAGILE! I broke a pole while teaching an avy class... not good BD. - Baskets are useless in lighter snow conditions. This is a good problem to have off course, but it'd be nice if they came with the bigger baskets
Date published: 2017-02-10