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Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075 Trekking Pole

$54.95

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    Enjoy your 3rd and 4th legs.

    Show your feet and legs some love with the Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075 Trekking Poles, all the while helping yourself balance over whatever terrain the national parks throw at you. The aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum is sturdy enough for big expeditions, but it comes in a lightweight, ergonomic package. The Pyrite boasts a molded Cork and EVA foam handle for comfort and extra grip, while the removable rubber boot tips grip the ground, rocks, scree, or river bottoms of your wanderings. You'll be working out your arms, but they won't be feeling it thanks to the spring-loaded, anti-shock system. Once you arrive at camp or back to your car, you can shrink the three-section pole to save space. 

    • 7075 aluminum shafts
    • Carbide tips
    • Molded cork and EVA foam handles
    • Three telescoping sections
    • Spring-loaded anti-shock system
    • Removable hiking baskets
    • Removable rubber boot tips
    • Adjustable webbing wrist strap
    • Snow basket compatible
    • Item #MOU001H

    Tech Specs

    Shaft
    7075 aluminum
    Adjustable Length
    yes
    Usable Range
    26.5 - 54 in
    Collapsed Length
    26.5 in
    Locking Mechanism
    twist
    Grip
    cork
    Strap
    neoprene
    Tip
    carbide
    Anti-Shock
    yes
    Included Baskets
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Great Budget Poles

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Mountain smith makes a great budget trekking pole. Hiking, I always go for a cork grip due to its smooth soft texture it keeps my hands from getting blisters .The antishock feature is pretty nice and saves the forearms. Its also cool that it locks out. I could use these for ski touring or snowshoeing but for me these are my summer trekking poles. Pretty easy to adjust and pretty good quality. I've used better trekking poles and Ive used far lesser and these fall somewhere in the middle, great poles for the price.

    Pyrite 7075 Trekking Poles

    The Pyrite trekking poles are expedition worthy poles made with durable aircraft grade 7075 aluminum. These rugged poles come equipped with comfortable dual-density rubber grips, anti-shock system, removable hiking baskets, replaceable rubber boot tips, and durable carbide tips that provide exceptional traction on rock, trail and scree.

    Pyrite 7075 Trekking Poles

    Good poles for the price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    For those of us with blown out knees trekking poles are a must, and the Mountainsmith Pyrite poles are definitely up to the task. These are good poles for the price. They're not the lightest but they are sturdy and do the job well. The shock absorbing feature is definitely a plus and can be locked out if you don't need it. The cork grips are comfortable and maintain good grip if the palms get sweaty.
    Sure, there are lighter, more feature packed poles out there, but for the price you can't beat these.

    Great Value

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love these poles. They're easy to use and the shock absorption is very effective. Definitely not the lightest poles you could get, but these are a great value at this price.

    Good on the first go around

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

    These are really great hiking poles that are simple and straightforward to use. I've only used them once, but am very happy with how they performed. I used them on strenuous backpacking trip (14er in Colorado) and was extremely glad I had them. They are easy to adjust to the necessary height - just make sure you tighten them down all the way or they will shorten when you put your weight on them (no surprise). I had that happen a couple of times, so I'm guessing I just didn't tighten them all the way, though it could be that they loosen pretty easily.

    Solid affordable pole

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Thank you to Backcountry.com and Mountainsmith for hand-selecting me to review this piece of gear for the benefit of the backcountry.com community.

    For me, trekking poles are an essential piece of gear so I was really excited to try these Mountainsmith Pyrite Poles. I find that trekking poles really help manage balance on the trail. For a long time I didn't think that poles would help but after I gave them a shot a few years ago, I've become a total convert! Descending is now easier on my knees and stream crossings are hundreds of times easier. Anyone who has ever doubted the need for poles should really give them a go. And this pair of Pyrite poles from Mountainsmith is a great simple starter pole set at a reasonable price.

    Right off the bat I was impressed with the fact that Mountainsmith includes all the necessary pole accessories such as baskets and rubber tips. Many companies charge extra for some of these pieces - especially the rubberized tips, which may be the reason I see so few people with tips on their poles in the summer leading to nearly every rock on our local trails to be covered in scrapes from poles (lame!).

    The only thing the poles were missing were clear instructions. Overall this wouldn't be necessary as extending the poles is intuitive using a twist and slide extension. However, there are un-intuitive directions on the poles themselves stating that once locked a half turn gives a click that enables the anti-shock. I found this half twist to be more confusing than necessary out of the box - perhaps largely due to the fact that I couldn't tell when anti-shock was enabled or disabled. No matter how I twisted, the poles felt the same on my hands and arms which was a bit of a disappointment but perhaps others can tell this more.

    I was pleased that no matter how much weight I put on the poles the twist locks did not give away or slide which was a definite plus! (and perhaps the most important consideration in a good trekking pole)

    As for comfort, the cork grip took some getting used to as I did not find it as comfortable as some of the softer foams on other poles I own. At first the cork was very rough on my palms but it seemed to get more smooth the more I broke them in. So far my hands have not sweated-out the poles which is a definite plus for the cork in the long run.

    I also found the "Mountainsmith" logo strap to be a little stiffer than I like which caused a bit of discomfort until it broke in more. On the plus side, the straps were designed so that the poles can be used for either hand(unlike some which are right/left pole).

    If you're willing to put the time in to break the poles in, the comfort is definitely solid but I wouldn't expect them to be perfect right out of the box.

    The design of the poles is very sharp and unisex. And obviously the paint does wear and chip as the poles run into things but the paint stayed on better than many poles I've owned. The weight is pretty much on par with similar poles.

    Overall these are solid poles at a very reasonable price point so you don't have to break the bank to stay balanced on the trail!

    Solid affordable pole