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FEATURES of the Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Pole - Pair
Molded cork handle / EVA handle
Three telescoping sections
Spring loaded anti-shock system with twist lock-out feature
Twist-lock Double Cam adjustment
Removable hiking baskets with locking pin
Rubber boot tips
Adjustable webbing / Neoprene wrist strap
Snow basket compatible
If the product name has the word "pair" in it, that means it comes with TWO trekking poles. If the product name says "single" or has options to select a size, it means that particular style only comes with ONE trekking pole. Sorry to be so confusing. Please don't hate me.
Rated 4 out of
Decent Poles for PriceI just used these on the 30.1 mile Art Loeb Trail in NC. Overall, I was quite pleased with their lightweight, durable performance; however, I did have a couple issues with these poles.
When I first got them and was adjusting them the first time, the plastic adjusting grip came loose, and I had to re-glue it. They are just there to grip when locking the poles and they serve no structural purpose, so it wasn't an issue to re-glue it. It was disappointing, though, to have to fix gear straight out of the box. (See Photo)
The "anti-shock" feature was a bit of a nuisance, too. Since it is toggled on/off by a small twist of the top pole section, it would turn on by itself many times while hiking when I wanted to keep it off, and this feature seemed to loosen even over just a few days of use. Ask yourself if you really need the anti-shock feature before buying, and if not, I'd recommend buying a pole without it.
A grain of salt with which to take this review: these are my first pair of trekking poles, so granted, I don't have much other trekking-pole-experience to compare them with.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of
Badass PolesYep...I just got these and they are solid. Used on PCT and in the back country. Borrowed set and got two for the price of a partial one....no need people. I'm hard on stuff and these kick dirt. Buy a set they work great in my shelter also....And packing out meat....yeah buddy
Date published: 2015-08-13
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What material are these? The name suggests that they are Carbon Fiber, but the specs don't say.
Asked by: Cody
The poles are Carbon wrapped 7075 aluminum.
Aluminium alloy 7075 is an aluminium alloy, with zinc as the primary alloying element. It is strong, with a strength comparable to many steels, and has good fatigue strength and average machinability, but has less resistance to corrosion than many other Al alloys.