Carbon fiber and quick adjust…need I say more. Even with winter gloves the Powerlock clips quickly adjust pole length to suit up and down hill terrain and at only 9 oz. each they’re super light. With the foam handles, blisters are a thing of the past. They’re also perfect for pitching a tarp or tarp tent to the proper height in seconds. Check the specs below. To pick up the Komperdell Carbon Ultralight Powerlock Trekking Poles for your next outdoor adventure check out this direct link on the Sierra Trading Post website.
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• Contoured foam grips
• Adjustable webbing wrist straps
• Lightweight and durable, three-section carbon and Titanal shaft construction
• Power Lock II locking mechanism provides quick and secure height adjustment, even while wearing gloves
• Tungsten carbide flex tips
• Length: 27.5″ (2.3 ft.) to 55″ (4.5 ft.)
• Basket type: Trekking (but snow baskets can be purchased separately)
• Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. (9 oz. each)
Baskets lock into place and should not come off with normal terrain. I’ve had baskets on cheap trekking poles that thread on nice and tight but by the end of the day I’d already lost one.
With the combination of Carbon and Titanal you’ve got a light but strong pole that will hold up to a lot of hiking miles or high winds on a shelter.
The Power Lock II clips were easy to adjust and to maintain in the field by tightening down with a penny. Pitching my shelters was a snap. I tend to use Silnylon tarps which can stretche after pitching but it was very easy to adjust the length of the poles to tighten the pitch.
The straps take a little getting used to but once locking in place at your desired length they stay put and are soft and non chafing.
The distance from the carbide tip to the basket is about 3 inches making it a little easier to use for pitching tarps and pup tents.
The foam handles help to prevent blisters. I didn’t have any of the normal wear and tear on my hands after the first 6 miles of hiking uphill.
Baskets are proprietary and not interchangeable with any of the baskets I currently own. But replacement baskets can be purchased on Sierra Trading Post’s website here
The lower adjustable section does not have measurement markings. Not a big deal but would help in adjusting both poles to the same height every time.
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