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Gear Review

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Excellent Trekking Poles

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used these poles on five mile treks five days a week for the past six months rain or shine. Thanks to Backcountry, Arcteryx and Black Diamond (the poles) it's been a joy! These poles are feather light and supported my full weight (155 lbs.) in an unexpected trail washout. Probably shouldn't have taken the risk, but the point is the poles stuck and held, preventing a potentially serious injury. The cork is apparently unaffected by continuous exposure to rain. The locking system is great! These are likely to be the only poles I ever own. Sweet Stuff! Drop the cash, get 'um and go!