Gear Review

2 5

a little disappointing

These were my first pair of trekking poles and I took them up to Mount Shasta and I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Now I'm not sure if these poles are the kind you're not supposed to bring up there but I found that they came undone after I thought I had tightened them pretty tight...twice! By undone, I mean they became loose and ended up past the maximum extension (which they don't recommend) when I'd pull them out of the snow. After this happened twice, I got a little paranoid about them loosening while I was up there so I kept checking on them. Even though it says you can rotate them 360 degrees and still find it locked tight, I found this not to be true. Next poles I get will be the kind with locking clasps, not the twist ones like these. For the price, I expected more.