SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE GEAR REVIEW:

The Height of Performance and Convenience: Black Diamond’s Carbon Compactor Poles

There are times when we need to pack up your poles.  When we’re traveling to our snowshoe destination by airplane.  When we’re touring the backcountry, camping along the way, or touring across a variety of terrain, some of which requires poles and some of which does not.  And when our elbows and arms are tired or sore and we want to rest them.

Snowshoeing with Black Diamond poles at Snow King resort in Jackson, Wyoming.  (Photo by Frank Meek.)

Snowshoeing with Black Diamond poles at Snow King resort in Jackson, Wyoming. (Photo by Frank Meek.)

All the rest of the time, we pack up our snowshoeing polls for convenience or better storage.  It’s for all these occasions and need for convenience and storage that Black Diamond has invented its Z-Pole technology.

Everything Black Diamond makes with Z-Pole tech is highly compactible.  With the single push of a button, you can fold your poles down into three sections.  Fitting easily into a pack, they could not be more convenient.

Black Diamond poles help us get out in the wilderness.  (Photo by Nicole Walker.)

Black Diamond poles help us get out in the wilderness. (Photo by Nicole Walker.)

The Black Diamond Carbon Compactor is an ultralight pole that is strong and resilient.  These poles will give you the support you need in the backcountry, in steep terrain, or on a slope.  In all these situations or any time you’ll feel more comfortable snowshoeing with poles, you can deploy them with a snap of your hand and just as quickly lock them into place.

Engineered for ski touring, the Carbon Compactor is constructed out of carbon fiber.  The Salt Lake City company offers these incredibly impressive poles for a very reasonable $159.95.

To check out Black Diamond’s Carbon Compactor poles:

http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski-poles/carbon-compactor-ski-pole-BD111524_cfg.html#q=carbon%2Bcompactor&start=1

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