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Over the river and through the woods, to the top of the mountain we go.
Fly up hills and soar over rough backcountry terrain with the MSR Flight 3 Pole. Made of tough, aircraft-grade 7000-series aluminum that collapses down to a circus-midget-short 57cm (the shortest collapsed height of any MSR pole) and featuring a freeze-resistant, one-hand SureLock system, the Flight 2 can stand up to whatever punishment you dish out without slowing you down on the skin track or the descent. The locking mechanism is so easy to use that you might actually start shortening your poles to make switchbacks easier, and strong enough that it can support nearly 250lbs of force, so it won't collapse if you're givin' it hell to get through a tight spot. The Flight 2 is also designed to keep you, and itself, in one piece, with a breakaway strap that pops out of the grip if the pole gets lodged, saving the shaft and your shoulder from inopportune season-ending destruction, and a grip catch so you won't pop out your shoulder or hurt your back fiddling with climbing bails or tech bindings.
- Shaft made of ultralight, aircraft-grade 7000-series aluminum
- Freeze-resistant one-handed SureLock System
- Breakaway glove-friendly winter strap
- Ergonomic, hydrophobic foam grip with catch
- Item #CAS0837
- Q & A
Tough as Nails
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and after 500 miles I had broken 2 other sets of poles and was desperate.... Saw these were made of aircraft aluminum and thought it might be worth the slightly heavier weight. I'm now over 1100 miles on these poles on all conditions and they have performed above my wildest expectations. I wanted adjustable poles so I could collapse them in side slope snow conditions and use them as a self arrest device... Perfect for that... The 5 cm adjustment holes make it easy to get them both exactly the same height, and the exact height you need if you use them as shelter poles as well which I do.
I only have 2 small complaints... They are a bit noisy as there is some space between the 3 lengths of aluminum(to allow them to slide into one another) and this allows the pole to rattle when you use them as you walk... The other thing is it takes a Allen wrench to remove the baskets.... Something I didn't have in the field. I ended up cutting off the baskets. In my opinion they could either include an Allen wrench built into the pole somewhere, or use a different system.... But those are my only complaints and I'm using them all day, every day.
All in all well worth the money, and Back Country was stellar in their quick and correct delivery.
MSR Pole Technology
The price of U $ 129 considering the...
The price of U $ 129 considering the purchase of a pair of poles or one cane MSR model Trekking Pole Flight 3
At the $129 price these are sold as a pair.