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  • Dual FlickLock mechanisms provide total adjustability to suit the terrain at hand
  • Long Flex tips with low profile trekking baskets
  • Rubber grips with rib patterns reduce vibration; nonslip EVA foam grip extensions give you options on where to grasp
  • Variable-width nylon webbing straps with woven lining for increased comfort
  • 3-section aluminum shafts with double FlickLock adjustability

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Shaft Construction Aluminum
Grip Material Rubber
Adjustable Yes
Maximum Length (in.) 55 inches
Minimum Length (in.) 25 inches
Collapsed Length (in.) 25 inches
Maximum Length (cm) 140 centimeters
Minimum Length (cm) 63.5 centimeters
Collapsed Length (cm) 63.5 centimeters
Locking Mechanism External Lever Lock
Weight Per Pair 1 lb. 4 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome sticks So, i bought these sticks right before backpacking and like a knucklehead, did not tighten down the tensioning screws on the clamps. I had a great scare when I went to step down off a boulder onto a narrow trail with a cliff on the far side. The sticks failed to bear weight big time and I almost took a tumble. However, after I tightened down the tensioning screws the trekking poles more than did their job and i also used them to hold up my lean to tarp shelter for almost a week. Totally my fault they failed to perform, i definitely should have checked over new gear before depending on it.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice to have while hiking. I have never used trekking poles before while hiking, thus I have no experience to compare them with. All I have is what I know. I took these poles on my Uncompahgre Peak (14,309') climb, and they were great. I tell you, I don't want to hike hard hikes without poles again. I really like the color and thickness of the poles and handles, you can tell they are good quality. They stabilized me from countless slips and falls, and were a great comfort of stability in the fast high altitude wind. I wouldn't have noticed this, but my father pointed out how large the clasps are, It doesn't bother me, but in comparison to his screw tight clasps on his poles, they were rather bulky. Also, he pointed out to me that there was no spring/shock absorption within the pole. Again, this didn't bother me, but his poles (lesser quality) had that too. Overall I really liked them, and will never go back.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Diesel Engine of Trekking Poles I've had these for many years now. They aren't the lightest. They aren't the coolest. But they sure do last. I've taking these mountaineering, snowshoeing, trekking across 23 countries in Europe, and used them hold up tents, gear, etc... And they won't break. And no matter what kind of pole you get, make sure you get the external lever lock, not the internal twist kind. You'll be ready to go in cold weather, while your friend spends 30 minutes trying to get his pole extended with freezing hands. ;)
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Trekking Pole I just bought this as a replacement for an older REI pole. It feels very secure and comfortable in hand. I do wish it came with tip protectors, but they can be bought extra. I had back surgery in 2011 and now have nerve damage in my left left and right thigh. I was told to use a walker the rest of my life, but I use a Trekking pole instead. This one is perfect. It is also very nice looking.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first pair I was looking for a nice pair of trekking poles that were lightweight and these seem to get the job done, quite frankly they saved my life when walking at a complete angle on tricky terrain. These are the first pair I have ever purchased so I don't have anything to compare them to, but I would definitely recommend these to a friend! I like that they retract inside themselves and get pretty small, they fit perfectly on the outside of my pack and aren't too bulky nor get in the way when backpacking.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are great! This are great. They didn't collapse on me at all. We did a 5 hour hike up a volcano in St. Kitts and I was able to put my full weight on them. They worked great and were easy to hold onto. They are light and fit in my suitcase and I was able to hook them on my backpack.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this is a decent pole it is really decent as a first trekking pole if you plan you go hardcore in hiking i recommend as carbon hiking pole
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight, Durable, Useful These poles replace another brand I have to use daily due to a disability. They collapse with ease and have scaled markings where both adjustable clips can be set to a desired length. My only complaint is that a thicker grip could be had for these poles. However, they do grip with confidence. Coupled with the Trekking Pole Tip Protectors (recommended below) that both reduce noise on concrete/rock, and reduce slipping on marble/linoleum, they are very beneficial for daily use.
Date published: 2016-12-29
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Can just the carbide tips be unscrewed and replaced with Black Diamond rubber tips?

Asked by: OMPMark
The carbide tips cannot be easily removed. The Black Diamond walking tips can be added over the carbide tips. https://www.rei.com/c/hiking-pole-tips
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-08

Will these poles take a snow basket so I can use them for snow shoeing?

Asked by: KB1960
​Yes, these poles are compatible with snow baskets for snowshoeing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-08

Are there two poles in the set?

Asked by: WendellSims
The Trail Back Trekking Poles are sold as a pair.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-28

Are these poles good for a person who is 5 8?. We are new to hiking.

Asked by: Nana
These trekking poles are a great choice for someone who is 5'8".
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

Can you make fine adjustment to tightness of each clamp without a tool?

Asked by: Zachjj
​The stream-lined, flick locks for these trekking poles open, adjust and lock easily. To tighten the flick-locks in the future, you would need to use a screwdriver.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

what is the maximum weight for of a user of a pole recommended? particuarly if they use just one pole rather than the pair. ThNks! 

Asked by: Relautumn
Black Diamond does not list a weight capacity for the Trail Back Trekking Poles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-04

Are the tips carbide on the set?

Asked by: Eric
​These poles do have carbide tips.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-24

Would these be good for backcountry skiing with uphill hiking involved?

Asked by: Piston567
We do not recommend using these poles as ski poles as skiing puts excess pressure on the pole and may cause damage. A ski pole is typically more durable and better suited for backcountry skiing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome sticks So, i bought these sticks right before backpacking and like a knucklehead, did not tighten down the tensioning screws on the clamps. I had a great scare when I went to step down off a boulder onto a narrow trail with a cliff on the far side. The sticks failed to bear weight big time and I almost took a tumble. However, after I tightened down the tensioning screws the trekking poles more than did their job and i also used them to hold up my lean to tarp shelter for almost a week. Totally my fault they failed to perform, i definitely should have checked over new gear before depending on it.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice to have while hiking. I have never used trekking poles before while hiking, thus I have no experience to compare them with. All I have is what I know. I took these poles on my Uncompahgre Peak (14,309') climb, and they were great. I tell you, I don't want to hike hard hikes without poles again. I really like the color and thickness of the poles and handles, you can tell they are good quality. They stabilized me from countless slips and falls, and were a great comfort of stability in the fast high altitude wind. I wouldn't have noticed this, but my father pointed out how large the clasps are, It doesn't bother me, but in comparison to his screw tight clasps on his poles, they were rather bulky. Also, he pointed out to me that there was no spring/shock absorption within the pole. Again, this didn't bother me, but his poles (lesser quality) had that too. Overall I really liked them, and will never go back.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Diesel Engine of Trekking Poles I've had these for many years now. They aren't the lightest. They aren't the coolest. But they sure do last. I've taking these mountaineering, snowshoeing, trekking across 23 countries in Europe, and used them hold up tents, gear, etc... And they won't break. And no matter what kind of pole you get, make sure you get the external lever lock, not the internal twist kind. You'll be ready to go in cold weather, while your friend spends 30 minutes trying to get his pole extended with freezing hands. ;)
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Trekking Pole I just bought this as a replacement for an older REI pole. It feels very secure and comfortable in hand. I do wish it came with tip protectors, but they can be bought extra. I had back surgery in 2011 and now have nerve damage in my left left and right thigh. I was told to use a walker the rest of my life, but I use a Trekking pole instead. This one is perfect. It is also very nice looking.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first pair I was looking for a nice pair of trekking poles that were lightweight and these seem to get the job done, quite frankly they saved my life when walking at a complete angle on tricky terrain. These are the first pair I have ever purchased so I don't have anything to compare them to, but I would definitely recommend these to a friend! I like that they retract inside themselves and get pretty small, they fit perfectly on the outside of my pack and aren't too bulky nor get in the way when backpacking.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are great! This are great. They didn't collapse on me at all. We did a 5 hour hike up a volcano in St. Kitts and I was able to put my full weight on them. They worked great and were easy to hold onto. They are light and fit in my suitcase and I was able to hook them on my backpack.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this is a decent pole it is really decent as a first trekking pole if you plan you go hardcore in hiking i recommend as carbon hiking pole
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight, Durable, Useful These poles replace another brand I have to use daily due to a disability. They collapse with ease and have scaled markings where both adjustable clips can be set to a desired length. My only complaint is that a thicker grip could be had for these poles. However, they do grip with confidence. Coupled with the Trekking Pole Tip Protectors (recommended below) that both reduce noise on concrete/rock, and reduce slipping on marble/linoleum, they are very beneficial for daily use.
Date published: 2016-12-29
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Questions & Answers

Can just the carbide tips be unscrewed and replaced with Black Diamond rubber tips?

Asked by: OMPMark
The carbide tips cannot be easily removed. The Black Diamond walking tips can be added over the carbide tips. https://www.rei.com/c/hiking-pole-tips
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-08

Will these poles take a snow basket so I can use them for snow shoeing?

Asked by: KB1960
​Yes, these poles are compatible with snow baskets for snowshoeing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-08

Are there two poles in the set?

Asked by: WendellSims
The Trail Back Trekking Poles are sold as a pair.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-28

Are these poles good for a person who is 5 8?. We are new to hiking.

Asked by: Nana
These trekking poles are a great choice for someone who is 5'8".
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

Can you make fine adjustment to tightness of each clamp without a tool?

Asked by: Zachjj
​The stream-lined, flick locks for these trekking poles open, adjust and lock easily. To tighten the flick-locks in the future, you would need to use a screwdriver.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

what is the maximum weight for of a user of a pole recommended? particuarly if they use just one pole rather than the pair. ThNks! 

Asked by: Relautumn
Black Diamond does not list a weight capacity for the Trail Back Trekking Poles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-04

Are the tips carbide on the set?

Asked by: Eric
​These poles do have carbide tips.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-24

Would these be good for backcountry skiing with uphill hiking involved?

Asked by: Piston567
We do not recommend using these poles as ski poles as skiing puts excess pressure on the pole and may cause damage. A ski pole is typically more durable and better suited for backcountry skiing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04
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