Light as Heli-o-um! Yet somehow stronger than your average carbon pole. The Black Diamond Helio Poles are inflation-molded into single, streamlined poling machines. The “grip” is simply part of the molded design, obviating the need for weighty or complex hand holders. Ditto for the touring rest that allows you to choke up on the pole when side-hilling or booting. The wrist straps are minimalist webbing with a release system that prevents your arm from getting pulled off if you catch a pole on a tree. The Helio poles demonstrate that innovation is not dead; a truly novel and robust design from Black Diamond.
|Lengths (cm)||115, 120, 125, 130|
|Grip||Molded into the carbon fiber|
|Basket & Tip||Stiffened with hooked point|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Technical ski mountaineering|
|Notes||Breakaway strap to keep your arm in socket|
|Bottom Line||Supper light carbon pole|