Reviewed by Ken from Burien, WA on Sunday, June 16, 2013
These poles don't feel as lightweight as I expected. I've held other people's carbon poles and been impressed by how light they are. These are lighter than my old aluminum poles, but not by a lot. Maybe they are a bit thicker and will last longer than other lighter weight poles?
The thing I'm most concerned about is how difficult the poles are to telescope in and out. It makes me think the poles will be all scratched up before the season is over. And I don't dare lube the shafts for fear of compromising the Power Lock mechanism.
On the plus side, the foam grips (and even the straps) are far more comfortable than the cork grips on my previous poles.
Reviewed by Jimmy from WV from West Virginia on Monday, May 27, 2013
An excellent product at a very good price. We use the poles in the steep rugged hills of West Virginia while mushroom hunting, and they performed way above expectations. The service and fast shipping from the Sierra Tradding Post was exceptional!
Reviewed by KC from Washington on Thursday, April 11, 2013
I've owned 2 other pairs of poles which had the twist lock systems. They eventually lost their ability to lock down over many years of use. I purchased these because they were light and had the lever type locks hoping that they will be an improvement. So far, I'm very satisfied with them.
Reviewed by Sniper from South Florida on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Outstanding lightweight pole, seems to be indestructible. We use this in snake country to probe ahead in grassy areas. Found a rattler, hooked it and tossed it with the pole. Snake wasnt happy, but I sure was. We also own the metal variety of this pole and they are also excellent, but the carbon fiber ones seem stronger and better all around. We will buy these again for sure !
Best Uses: Backpacking, Car Camping, Day trip, Hiking
Answered on 5/17/2013 10:16:04 AM by Product Specialist Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“I am about to return a pair of Komperdell C3's with the duolock mechanism. They were occasionally difficult to lock, now one section has completely failed. Is this a different, improved locking mechanism? Thanks”
Asked on 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Scott from Aptos, Ca