Reviewed by ED from Cathlamet, WA on Sunday, November 04, 2012
I have a pair of Komperdell Trekking poles, which I purchased about 6 years ago. They've been with me on trips all over the world, including Peru and Nepal along with the US. I LOVE them, they're light, can be collapsed down to fit in a suit case or snowshoe case, I've used them in mud, snow, and a...
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Reviewed by geezerhiker from Washington State on Friday, December 06, 2013
I bought these mostly because I have a bunch of old Komperdell baskets that I didn't want to toss out and because of the low price. I wash't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised.
The twist locks (which can be a weak point in this sort of pole) grab tightly and quickly and stay put. And they are sleek and smooth; they don't get snagged on clothing on underbrush,
The poles are very light weight.
The straps are not padded like some of the costlier poles but are very easy to adjust. Yesterday we were hiking in sub-freezing weather and I had to put on three layers of cloves and then take them off later - this would have been a large pain in the keister with my more expensive poles.
Baskets are relatively easy to swap out and they lock into place securely.
I've only used them on two hikes so I can't speak to durability but I think they are going to be my favorites.
Reviewed by Wyoming Mountain Man from Jackson Hole on Thursday, October 31, 2013
These poles are light weight, sturdy, and collapse to a short length. However, unlike other Komperdell poles I have owned, the carbide tips both fell out within one hour on an easy trail. I returned them to STP and got another pair. On these new ones, I removed the carbide tips and used epoxy to secure them in place and clamped them tightly in the surrounding pole aluminum before the epoxy hardened. The carbide tips have remained in place on this set so far.
Reviewed by Fred59 from Pennsylvania on Friday, October 18, 2013
The poles seemed very functional, however, after 4 days of easy hiking in the San Juan mountains in Colorado, the insert in the tip of one of the poles has fallen out and inspection of another pole from a second pair showed that the insert was loose and falling out. Other than this failure, the poles were functional and comfortable.
Reviewed by Avid camper from Indiana on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
These are fantastic poles and at the STP price you can't go wrong. I have used these on several long treks and they definitely do their job. The twist lock for height adjustment works very well and they are lite as a feather. Great for backpacking trips and long hikes. I highly recommend these poles!