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FK Carbon Trekking Pole
Those leaving on extended backpacking and thru-hiking trips need to save weight wherever they can, and they need to do it without sacrificing performance and dependability. Ultimate Direction understands the needs of backcountry nomads, which is why they designed the ultralight FK Carbon Trekking pole. It's got perhaps the highest strength-to-weight ratio on the market, so you can pound out huge days over any terrain without being weighed down. While most trekking poles have a diameter of 13.5mm, the FK Carbon comes in at 20mm, which offers a huge boost in strength and stiffness while added practically no weight at all. Its fixed length saves weight and increases strength, making it perfect for anyone who won't be putting them down from sun-up to sun-down.
The lower section of the pole is tapered for a smooth swing weight and is aramid-wrapped to prevent abrasions from rocks and low-hanging branches. The ergonomic EVA grip has a standard standard top-grip for regular trekking, and a lower grip to give you hold on steep and rocky ascents. It's got a carbide tip that offers a strong hold on any surface, and comes with trekking and snow baskets for all-season use.
- Go ultralight on extended backpacking trips with this carbon pole
- Large diameter maximizes strength without adding unnecessary weight
- Aramid-wrapped lower section prevents damage from rocks
- Comfortable grip has top and lower sections for versatile trekking
- Carbide tip won't slip out in wet conditions
- Trekking and snow baskets are included for winter-time use
- Fixed length makes it perfect for all-day thru-hikers
- Item #ULD002W
What do you think about this product?
December 11, 2018
Feather Light and Extremely Durable
Thrilled when UD released these poles. I had been looking for something lighter than was on the current market and was surprised with how feather light they were in person. I typically don't need or use the loop straps, but rely heavily on the grip. The hand grip position is comfortable and doesn't bother me through varying weather and time on my feet. They can withstand some tough climbing and intense pressure without snapping like other brands. The extra sized baskets are handy, although I only use the one size. Looking forward to using these in wintertime exploring as well!