Reviewed by Ihor M from NYC on Friday, April 04, 2014
After using Komderdell Explorer with my regular baskets that came with the poles in 2' deep snow I realized that i need baskets of a larger diameter. These are are 8.5cm (I couldn't find these info anywhere) and should work better on a powder snow. My only disappointment is that they don't fit easily at all. It is very difficult to twist them all the way through (I don't have any problems with my regular baskets) and especially removing them. Other than that it is a great product and a necessity for hiking on snow. Thus, 4 stars.
To change baskets, grasp the basket on the pole, twist to the left, and lift it off. To install the new basket, simply slip it on and twist to the right until is locks in place.
Answered on 12/28/2009 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from SIerra Trading Post
These are twist locks. All you need to do is bend and hold the baskets down at the notches to unlock from the tip, then twist CCW. Slide the basket off the pole. Reverse the procedure to install the new basket.
Answered on 3/27/2010 12:00:00 AM by Lighter now from SE Michigan