These Black Diamond Trail Cork Trekking poles expertly balance comfort, features and durability.
The premium 100% natural cork grip is designed for ultimate comfort while the dual FlickLocks® offer complete adjustability to suit the terrain. The interchangeable carbide Tech Tips are easily swapped for Rubber Tech Tips (sold separately) to accommodate changing trail surfaces and also included are both trekking and snow baskets.
Usable Length: 39-55 in / 100-140 cm Weight: 1lb 1oz / 486g
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