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MTN Carbon S3 Ski Poles

4.625 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews



Why We Like The Salomon MTN Carbon S3 Ski Poles

Whether we are slashing deep powder at the resort or searching for snow between storms in the backcountry we trust the Salomon MTN Carbon S3 Ski Poles. These poles use a lightweight yet strong carbon fiber and Kevlar construction to keep us comfortable on the uphill and confident on the downhill. Meanwhile, the adjustable length and extended handle grip make sure these poles can adapt to ever changing conditions.


  • Adjustable ski poles designed for skiing inbounds and out
  • Carbon fiber and kevlar combine for lightweight durability
  • S3 premium strap makes these poles easier to hold
  • EVA ball grip limits fatigue on longer missions
  • Easy Lock mechanism keeps the length where we set it
  • Extended grip makes it easy to traverse side hills
  • Articulated baskets add comfort on uphill missions
  • Carbide tip bites into icy slopes and firm skin tracks
  • Item #SALZA4I
carbon, kevlar
Adjustable Length
100 - 135cm
Collapsed Length
Locking Mechanism
Easy Lock
EVA Ball grip
S3 premium
carbide, widia tip
articulated backside
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
backcountry skiing, freeride skiing

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

September 11, 2023

Great pole. Extra strong. Good design

Perfect pole. Extends and retracts easily. Stays were I adjusted them


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

4 out of 5 stars

February 16, 2023

Where is the articulated basket?

I bougth these before Christmas and haven’t tried them yet. But today when putting on the basket I noticed to my dismay that they didn’t have the articulated basket. So disappointed. I had done so much research to find the perfect pole, and somehow I must have missed that this version of Salomon mtn s3 did not have the articulated basket. Too late for return, so sad.


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 28, 2022

Rad Poles!

Amazing poles that incorporate so much of the nuance that a good touring poles requires! Light swing weight, adjustable for poling on flats, ergonomic hand grips, long section of ribbed eva form that is good thickness for gripping down on uphill side, breakaway straps if you get slid. ONLY suggestion for next version is a truly articulating basket around a ball (see the black crows version) that automatically adjusts to whatever slope angle you're on. THAT would be the perfect pole!


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

3 out of 5 stars

April 14, 2022

Well designed

Impressed with the MTN Carbon overall but fastener connecting the pole pieces slips.


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 26, 2022

Amazing poles!

I broke my poles during my last trip and bought these poles at Telluride, just for the look! They turned out to be the best poles I have ever owned. Auto release straps means I don't need to teke the straps off in the trees. Very balanced weight and the rotating basket is actually a genius idea. I am so happy with them! Cons: -I don't like the pink print, so I will probably paint over it. -there is a a very thin/narrow and kinda flimsy part connects the strap to the pole. It's already showing signs of wear and tear after 5 days of skiing. I can't see it last for long so I hope Salomon provides replacement straps in the future once needed.


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 25, 2021

The bees knees

These poles are the best backcountry that I’ve ever used. Stiff, light and great strap & grip. Adjustable poles are tuff to stay locked. These once locked (with their very innovative locking system) never move which is a relief. If you ever been skiing and confronted an adjustable pole that won’t stay locked you know how frustrating it can be. Great poles with no improvements needed!


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 17, 2021

Fantastic Poles

Not sure why all these people think these things aren't durable. I've beat mine up for two seasons now and let me tell you, they are tough. Super light, great baskets, and the extended padding on the grip is perfect for side-hilling. 10/10 would recommend (:


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 1, 2019

Best poles on the market!

Best looking, very light and perfect for touring. My favourite poles I’ve owned yet.


Originally reviewed on salomon.com