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Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles

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    Strength and stability you can depend on.

    Thanks to its practical, lightweight design that maximizes convenience and on-trail utility, the Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles delivers stability over uneven terrain and helps lighten the load during long treks. Featuring a durable aluminum shaft, a telescoping design, and built-in shock absorption, the Pinnacle lets you match its length to the type of terrain you encounter.

    • Aluminum shafts blend weight savings with extra durability so the poles can stand up to life on the trail
    • Quick-locking telescope shaft sections let you match the pole’s length to your height and make on-trail adjustments according to changes in terrain
    • Shock-absorption system saves your hands and wrists by taking soaking up energy with each pole plant
    • Carbide tips, removable baskets, ergonomic handle, removable rubber boots, and adjustable wrist straps round out the features
    • Item #MOU0196

    Tech Specs

    6061 aluminum
    Adjustable Length
    Usable Range
    26 - 54 in
    Collapsed Length
    26 in
    Locking Mechanism
    carbide, rubber
    Included Baskets
    yes, trekking
    Claimed Weight
    (single pole) 12 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping
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    Great Poles for the Price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have used a lot of trekking poles in my time on the mountain and these are just as good as any of the other ones I have used. When you purchase them you do get two of them in one order and the price is great. They do adjust for height very easily and they lock in place great. They do have a shock absorbing feature that is nice and does not compress too much like some others I have tried. If you are looking for a reasonably priced pair of poles for your next out door trip I would recommend them.

    Sweet and to the Point

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    These poles are nothing to write home about really, but they will do the job just fine! And for the price, they really can't be beat. I haven't used them on the trails yet, but I certainly plan on it soon. I have a bad knee from years of hard volleyball falls, so after recently getting into hiking and backpacking I knew I needed something to relieve myself on long treks. I think that these will do it - no fuss, no frills, no worries.

    Great beginner poles..

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought 2 pairs of these for me and my wife before our trip to Yosemite. We didn't have the cash or desire to spend a ton of money on premium poles, especially since we would just be using them for day hikes. We had a a great time with them, and they provided great support, even when hiking over rocks/water in a creek. The aluminum construction is pretty sturdy, but is going to bend if you crimp it in a closing door or torque it between a couple of large rocks (um, I assume that info is just common sense?). As for the baskets, I've had no issues with them, either. They've remained snuggly fastened to the poles. I've also had no problem with the locking mechanisms, and have used the poles every day (for balance while walking) since I tore a ligament in my foot. If you want a decent pair of trekking poles at a great price, these will fit the bill nicely. If you want champagne on a beer budget, please get a clue and look elsewhere...and stop knocking a decent product.

    Great beginner poles..

    Poor quality control

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    One of the two poles I received wouldn't lock. Pulling it apart revealed a defective locking mechanism that couldn't be fixed by hand. I didn't expect much for the price but these were decidedly sub-par. Will stick with BD flick-lock for the next set.

    Nice support during long day hikes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I wanted some hiking poles so as to give some extra support while going on long day hikes. I have hiked in Southern CA, Sierras and in Waimea Valley in Hawaii and these hiking poles were of great help. They have a comfortable grip and are well worth the price.

    pretty ghetto

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought these poles for the Chilkoot Trail, but neither pole would lock. I actually ended up not using one at all and just storing it in my pack for the entire trail. I had to duct-tape the other pole together just to make it work. Sent them back as soon as I got home. Really should have splashed out for the BDs... next time I will.

    Decent poles

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have used these poles a couple times and have been happy with them overall. The aluminum construction is a bit cheap feeling, and I managed to torque the bottom part hard enough to bend it a little bit so it scraped when I stowed them up. They pack up very well and are a bit trick to get into the spot where they collapse, you have to undo a screw lock then loosen the fitting in the pole to allow it to collapse. All around decent, going on a longer backpacking trip this weekend and will follow up once I use them more

    Fair to good

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Good trekking pole for the price point. I like Mountainsmith products and this is another quality one. Does what it is supposed to do. I am not a huge fan of the three piece system - one more opportunity for things to go wrong, however, it works well here. The spring loaded compression in nice on a steep downs. Have used them skiing a few times - they work but not great as the previously mentioned technology is a drawback.

    great economy pole

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    like others have said, not the lightest or most comfortable pole on the market but considering the price its my go to pole. I've used them on short down mountain trips, over night hut to hut back packing trips, and even the occasional ski trip when needed. I've never had any issues with durability and I feel like I've put my pair through the wringer at 6'2 200lb.

    Good basic poles.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Picked these up on SAC. I'm not one to go out and buy high end trekking poles. These will definitely do job. I'll likely be using them mostly on alpine treks/climbs. Should get the job done nicely.

    They work!

      If you're a dirtbag like me, and trekking poles are just "something nice to have", go for these! I couldn't justify spending huge money on trekking poles. Picked these up and they've worked great. They are lightweight, easy to adjust, and they stay locked in throughout your whole hike! A few points where I'll nick them.... I accidentally got one caught in a closing car door. They door closed on it very lightly, but it did leave a good little dent and now the tip is a little bit crooked. No big deal, stupid on my part. Second, the snow baskets do not stay put. I've already lost both of them. Oh well.

      Price considered, I'd give these guys 5 stars. As it stands, I'll rate them 3 stars (Adequate for the job).

      Mixed feeelings

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I took one non-serious spill and used a pole to brace myself (that's part of what they're for, right?) and I bent the pole! I'm 6'ish and weigh about 200lbs. They weren't overextended, the pole wasn't trapped between two objects or anything that would make you think there was a possibility of this happening.

      That being said, they carried me another 12 miles in the ADK high peaks without much issue, until probably about .1 mile from the trail end I leaned a bit too much on the bent pole and it snapped.

      I REALLY got a great deal on these things, and they seemed to worked great, until the cataclysmic failure I experienced. I have a feeling mine was a unique situation, and I'd probably still recommend these to a beginner, especially for the price.

      I feel your review was spot on. One of mine also got bent in a car door (completely my fault). Could have avoided it if I had a kajillion dollars to spend on the high ball stuff... but these work great, especially for the price!

      Would these poles be ok for snowshoeing?

      Hey Becky,

      The Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles would work for snowshoeing. They have large baskets that could be used on snow and they are adjustable. You might want to consider something like the Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Trekking Poles (Item # TUB000J) which will be a bit lighter and more snowshoe specific. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about snowshoeing.


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      I have a pair of mountainsmith pinnacle trekking pole and one has sprung from letting out to much pole when adjusting height please tell me how to fix pole. Thanks

      I went hiking with this and the rubber...

      I went hiking with this and the rubber tips came off. How can I get a pair to place back on my pole?