Black Diamond Trail Back Poles

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Black Diamond Z Pole Sizing


Height Range Height Range Suggested Z Pole Length
<5 ft="" 1="" td=""> <154 cm="" td=""> 100 cm
5 ft 1 - 5 ft 7 154 - 171 cm 110 cm
5 ft 8 - 5 ft 11 172 - 182 cm 120 cm
6 ft + 183 + cm 130 cm


For Walking, hiking and backpacking: Stability and support matter most. Size up if you're right on a size cusp.

For Running: Uphill propulsion matters most. Size down if you're right on a size cusp.

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The Black Diamond Trail Back is BD's minimalist trekking pole; essentially a slightly de-spected Trail Pole. Rest assured though, the Trail Back is solid and versatile, thanks to its usage of four-season, glove-friendly dual FlickLock adjusters and solid alloy pole tubing.

Rubber grip with rib pattern to reduce vibration
Vari-width nylon webbing strap with woven lining for increased comfort
Non-slip EVA foam grip extension
Three-section aluminum shaft
Double FlickLock adjustability
Long Flex tips
Includes low profile trekking baskets

  • Manufacturer: Black Diamond
  • Trekking Pole Baskets: Trekking
  • Trekking Pole Collapsed Length: 63.5
  • Trekking Pole Full Length: 63.5-140
  • Weight: 608g
  • Manufacturer: Black Diamond
  • Trekkingpole baskets: Trekking
  • Trekkingpole collapsedlength: 63.5
  • Trekkingpole fulllength: 63.5-140
  • Weight: 608g

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Adrian W.

Very sturdy poles - the

Very sturdy poles - the quick adjust system can be used with thick gloves on with ease and stays locked and they collapse down to about as small as possible (which was a must for me). Rock and Run were the best price I could find anywhere so all in all a great experience!

Paul R.

Have recently used the poles

Have recently used the poles for a fortnight's high altitude trekking in the Alps over varied terrain and they performed well.


BD poles - the best!

After years with L**i poles, I became increasingly fed up with the twist-lock mechanism which sometimes didn't lock - awkward when you lean forward with your whole weight on them. So last year I bought a pair of BD Trail Back poles. They are superb! The f

William M.

Great service good range great

Great service good range great prices

Andy S.

A well made and comfortable jacket

The Rab Stretch Neo Jacket I bought as a replacement for a Paramo design I found myself overheating in on the hill. I needed something I could throw on when needed and rely on to keep out wind and rain while allowing me to avoid the microwave veg effect.