JP Rambowrote a review of Soul Poles SoulLite Ski Pole on January 17, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If your a fan of not replacing poles more than once every 5-10 years then maybe you should check these out. I love to ski trees and variable terrain, but in years past I would always pole plant while carving through the trees and as I would continue to go forward, my pole would plant into a root and invariably bend until the point of no return. After a couple of seasons replacing multiple poles I said *&$* it. So I shopped around and found this newer line by soul poles. I had tried their originals and wasn't impressed because the weight was HEAVY as hell. I hated the swing on them. Then I tried their new line and they are not the lightest poles but significantly lighter than the originals. The grips are more ergonomic and they swing a lot smoother than their predecessor. These poles are just as strong as the originals according to SP. The baskets that come with them are a lot more durable than the original baskets too. They don't break off and splinter like the previous version. With all that said I also get compliments all the time and I don't even have to fish for them. Now I must admit, I don't normally use poles anymore unless its a powder day or I am riding steeps where pole planting and cat tracking is essential. I have already set my personal record and have gone almost 4 months without breaking a pole. So if your looking for a more durable pole, or just a fashionable ski accessory, then this may be the pole for you.