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    Engage your personal 4WD.

    Bust out your rucksack, throw on some boots, and grab your trusty Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles because it's time to hit the trails. These lightweight, high-performance poles feature the best in materials, starting with the carbon-wrapped aluminum shafts that are both durable and extremely lightweight. The ergonomic handles are made from soft, molded cork and EVA rubber to help take the shock of miles off your hands. Not only that, but a spring-loaded anti-shock system helps to minimize the impact of downhills and rough terrain. Carbide tips and removable hiking baskets, along with removable rubber boot tips, ensure that your poles are ready to tackle anything. For storage and easy transport, these poles feature three telescoping sections that make them easy to strap to a pack.

    • Carbon-wrapped 7075 aluminum shafts
    • Molded cork and EVA handles
    • Carbide tips
    • Three telescoping sections
    • Spring-loaded anti-shock system
    • Removable hiking baskets
    • Removable rubber boot tips
    • Adjustable neoprene wrist strap
    • Item #MOU001G

    Tech Specs

    [shaft] 7075 aluminum (carbon wrapped)
    Adjustable Length
    Usable Range
    26.5 - 54 in
    Collapsed Length
    26.5 in
    Locking Mechanism
    Included Baskets
    yes, removable
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 4 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Great purchase

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

    I hadn't really considered trekking poles before venturing out on my first overnight backpacking trip, and I am SO GLAD I had these. My well broken in hiking boots ended up rubbing the back of my heels early on the hike due to the extra weight on my heels and I quickly developed huge blisters. Without these poles, I probably wouldn't have made it back up and down the valley we camped in. I used these to practically hoist myself up each rock, taking the weight off my sore heels, and then used these on the decline to carefully and gently step down.

    These poles are lightweight and comfortable to grip, even for someone with smaller than average hands. There's a bit of a shock system to take the weight off on the decline. They adjust in a cinch and collapse for easy storing. I wouldn't ever go backpacking again without having these with me.

    Good poles!

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

    These are good lightweight poles. The rubber tips are great when you need a little extra grip on some surfaces. Reasonable price.

    Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles Slate

    The Carbonlite Pro trekking poles are light weight and ideal for long days on the trail. Blending carbon and aircraft grade 7075 aluminum, these rugged poles come equipped with comfortable cork grips, anti-shock system, removable hiking baskets, replaceable rubber boot tips, and durable carbide tips that provide exceptional traction on rock, trail and scree.

    Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles Slate

    Great lightweight trekking poles

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I really like these poles. They are incredibly easy to adjust and store at a much smaller size. The cork grip is super comfortable and I like the cap covers that go over the spikes. The price is really great since trekking poles can be pretty pricey.

    Good poles for a reasonable price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I just used these quite rigorously on the 30.1-mile, Art Loeb Trail in NC. Overall, I was quite pleased with their lightweight, durable performance; however, I did have a couple issues with these poles.

    When I first got them and was adjusting them the first time, the plastic adjusting grip came loose, and I had to re-glue it. They are just there to grip when locking the poles and they serve no structural purpose, so it wasn't an issue to re-glue it. It was disappointing, though, to have to fix gear straight out of the box. (Disclaimer: I did buy these from a different site than Backcountry - serves me right)

    The "anti-shock" feature was a bit of a nuisance, too. Since it is toggled on/off by a small twist of the top pole section, it would turn on by itself many times while hiking when I wanted to keep it off, and this feature seemed to loosen even over just a few days of use. Ask yourself if you really need the anti-shock feature before buying, and if not, I'd recommend buying a pole without it.

    A grain of salt with which to take this review: these are my first pair of trekking poles, so granted, I don't have much other trekking-pole-experience to compare them with.

    Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro

    The Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro in action!

    This is a great lightweight trekking pole with a comfortable grip. It will get a perfect trekking pole for all of your adventures.

    Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro

    They save my energy, and saved my leg

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Light, for optimal assistance, and the cushioning keeps your hands comfortable even after steep miles. I've taken these up some of the steepest trails in Utah and they haven't let me down. And when my knee gave out on Zion NP's East Mesa, they got me down the mountain and to the hospital, and couldn't have done a better job about it! I'm back on the trail again, and I owe it all to these poles.
    The joint casing between sections of the shaft is coming loose, though I'm not sure if that's from the rigorous trial or manufacturing quality.

    They save my energy, and saved my leg