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  • Shock absorption cushions light strikes and hard hits and controls rebound
  • 3-section poles provide patented FlickLock Pro adjustability at both connection points and solid, slip-free security
  • Simply flick the lock open, set the length and flick the lock closed—easy to accomplish even with gloved hands
  • Soft, dual-density foam grips and extensions have padded wrist straps for security
  • Poles extend from 24 to 49 in.
  • The Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles include low-profile baskets and interchangeable carbide tips


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Best Use Hiking
Shaft Construction Aluminum
Grip Material Foam
Adjustable Yes
Maximum Length (in.) 49 inches
Minimum Length (in.) 24 inches
Maximum Length (cm) 125 centimeters
Minimum Length (cm) 63 centimeters
Locking Mechanism External Lever Lock
Shock Absorbing Yes
Weight Per Pair 1 lb. 3 oz.
Gender Women's
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trekking poles I bought the poles and immediately headed to Yosemite for a test drive. The were lightweight and compact enough to attach them to my backpack without notice yet strong and comfortable enough to get me to and from Nevada Falls without needing to readjust them and without blisters. The entire trail is pretty much stairs the whole way. They really did save the day! I continued to use one as a walking stick for my less strenuous hike around the valley floor and to Mariposa. They're definitely keepers.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best for older trekkers! I am very happy with my new Black Diamond trekking poles. The flip lock adjustments are a snap to use and the poles are sturdy and stable. The hand grips and straps are very comfortable. As a senior, 63, these poles give me the extra security I need while walking in town or hiking on the trails. I love them!!
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very light and stable - no slips This is my first pair of hiking poles - I got them ahead of doing the John Muir Trail (~220 miles) this summer. I took them out for a few shorter backpacking trips ahead of the trail and then used them throughout the JMT. They are fantastic poles, easy to adjust but the poles never slipped/collapsed at all over the course of the entire trail. I was worried the hand grips might feel a little gross after awhile but they actually were very comfortable and felt (and looked) less gross to me than my husband's poles with cork handles (which got stained black over time). Also for those who are hesitant about getting trekking poles as I was - I cannot be more of a convert! They help a lot to distribute weight a bit going uphill (you can get a little workout in your arms too and relieve your legs), but I was even more surprised by how much more quickly I could descend. I have a bit of vertigo and really slow down on steep declines, particularly over loose rocks, but having a couple additional balance points makes a huge difference. Every time I go on even a short hike and I decide to leave these behind, I regret it.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have these been all my life?! These are the perfect Trekking poles! The shock-cushion is perfect. Not a noisy spring-system, not a huge amount of give, just enough to keep my wrists from feeling every jarring motion of planting the poles. I was worried the shock cushions would absorb too much energy as I was going uphill, but they don't. The lower grips on the shaft of the main pole section are below the shock mechanism so that's always an option, too. The flick locks work very well, and since their tightness is adjustable no slipping will ever happen (like my twist-lock poles did from day one). The L and R as far as I can tell mainly applies to how the hand strap is configured on each. They're each done so that the thicker portion of the strap goes around each hand's thumb. If the grips are different for each hand, I can't tell by sight or feel. These would be perfect if both ends of the strap could be adjusted. One end of the strap is fixed (the wider end) and can't be cinched closer to the handle (I'm 5'2" and have small hands/fingers), the thinner end of the strap can be tightened closer to the handle. The padding is comfortable and breathable as well. I'm neither young, nor old, but have bad knees and hyper-mobile ankles that have seen dozens of sprains. These trekking poles have made my knees happier with descents, and have saved my ankles from yet another sprain. I'll never go hiking without them!
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes hiking so much easier I used these for the first time on my recent hike to Pigeon Hill/Little Kennesaw Mountain trail. It was great having the extra stabilization going up and down the mountain. The trail was very rocky and having the poles helps prevent rolling ankles. I'm looking forward to my next hike.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Shocks Shocked Me I bought these for long, moderate to difficult leveled hikes. I will never forget how much I appreciated the use of these descending Longs in RMNP. The shocks are amazing and my knees felt like they could go forever. Another thing to note is these are easily adjustable and can be borrowed! I lent these to my mother and she loved adjusting these throughout the hike based on the terrain. The locks hold really well.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hiking poles I have only used these 2 times, but am very happy to have the support while going up and down uneven terrain. The adjustable feature is a plus as my son borrowed them and said he wanted a pair. The handles are comfortable and the poles are so light. Easy to pack and carry when not using.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trekking Poles These trekking poles are rugged, comfortable to use and easy to pack into luggage.
Date published: 2016-01-10
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how small will these poles fold for travel and storage? i need poles to fit in a 22" carryon.

Asked by: hikingbrenda
The women's Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles pack down to 24 inches. This may fit in your 22" suitcase diagonally. If you need a smaller packed pole, we suggest Black Diamond Z-Poles which pack down to 15 inches or less:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-16

Can you attach larger baskets to the Women's Trail Pro Shock Trekking pole for hiking in snow?

Asked by: TeamWimpy
Yes, you can attach Black Diamond brand snow baskets to the Trail Pro Shock poles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-04

I am 5' tall and wonder if I would find these poles comfortable?

Asked by: Ingenue
These poles are adjustable, so you should be able to telescope them down to a comfortable length for you.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-16

What is the difference in the grip size when comparing the unisex poles to the women's version?

Asked by: Stoverw
The grip length is approximately 1/4" shorter on these women's poles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

What is the difference between "women's" trekker poles and non-women's trekker poles.  They look the same except for color.

Asked by: jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
These women's poles are shorter 24" - 49" vs. unisex 27" - 55". The women's grip is a little smaller in diameter. The colors are different.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

I am vacillating between the unisex and women's version.  If I am close to 5 foot 11, but my hands are on the small side... Would you suggest the unisex, or the women's?

Asked by: grizzly1
​We suggest the women's version of this pole due to your smaller hand size. You may have to use the pole at a longer length (possibly the maximum length) due to your height but this is something that will have to be confirmed once you try it.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-16

Black Diamond offers the rubber tech tips for different terrain. Are those easy to change out on the go? Do you have any video recommendations for a how-to? (

Asked by: Cyane003
Installing the Rubber Tech Tips on the Trail Pro Shock Women's Trekking Poles is very easy. Simply unscrew the carbide tips and screw in the new rubber ones. You will more than likely need a pair of pliers to remove the carbide tips that come with the poles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-16

I'm five foot ten, female and have smallish hands.  Will the length be enough for me?

Asked by: grizzly1
Yes, these poles will be long enough for you. The suggested length for someone of your height is about 120 cm.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-05
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