These are an extremely compact, lightweight set of poles and great for those who don’t necessarily want to use them all of the time. They fold down to the smallest compressed length of any pole tested, by a long way. But their light weight means they can be hard to place in the correct position, especially in areas with thick undergrowth or when the wind’s up. The flip-lock height adjustment is a nice feature, allowing you to quickly fine-tune pole length on the go. There are no removable baskets, however, which could pose problems in much softer ground. An excellent travelling option, these have great features making them suitable for a wide range of conditions.
Material: Aluminium alloy
Weight (pair): 462g
Packed/max walking length: 40cm/140cm
Contact: 01629 580484; www.blackdiamondequipment.com