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About Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles

Closeouts. Reach the pinnacle of your adventure with this pair of Mountainsmith trekking poles, offering adjustable length and a built-in anti-shock mechanism that can be switched on for accents and off for stability during descents.

Specs about Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles

  • Number of sections: 3
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Lock mechanism: Twist lock
  • Length: 27" (68.5cm) to 53" (134.6cm)
  • Anti-shock: Yes
  • Basket type: Trekking
  • Tip material: Carbide
  • Single/Pair: Pair
  • Shaft material: 6061 aluminum alloy
  • Handle material: TPR
  • Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz.
  • Recommended use: Hiking/trekking
  • Made in China
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4.190854 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 503 reviews

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Reviewed by Gregory Peccary from So. Fla/Sonoran Desert on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
These seem well-made and I expect them to serve well as an introduction this newfangled (to me) way of hiking. A word about adjusting the length (which is not described here, nor in the info that comes with the product, nor on Mountainsmith's webpage describing the poles). Do not attempt to use th... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by seriousgear from Northern California on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    My wife and I wanted to try hiking poles, decided we couldn't go wrong with these for the price. While the adjusting clamps were initially a bit tight, they now work just fine. These poles work fine for both my wife and I (just ordered my own pair!) and I'm 6'3", 250 # so after initial use anyway they seem to be well built. If you're a first timer like me, don't hesitate--hiking poles will transform your hiking experience!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Fi from Australia on Friday, May 13, 2016
    I purchased these trekking poles primarily to use on the Inca Trail and unfortunately they did not perform as they should have.
    Trekking poles have to have rubber tips to protect the ancient Inca rocks (and also provide grip), so this was one of the deciding factors in choosing the Mountainsmith brand.
    On day 1 the rubber tips on my husband's poles wore right through and the same happened to mine on the morning of day 2.

    We had to continue wrapping the tips in duct tape throughout the trek which was both inconvenient and used our precious duct tape!
    I will now have to arrange STP to send me new tips as replacements.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bob from Ohio on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Thick, sturdy and very comfortable. They are not fancy or high tech, but are perfect for doing the job they are intended for and at this price I don't worry about using them often.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rocknut from Montana on Thursday, April 28, 2016
    I've been using these for winter hiking and snowshoeing for a couple years now. The price is right for my budget at this time. I had to buy a second pair because my dog ran into one and bent it so I couldn't collapse them anymore to put them in my pack. They are light weight so I don't mind packing them along on all my hikes. Having poles have saved my from several mishaps on steep downhill terrain. I like the tip options for all trail conditions. My niece calls them ol' folks poles, but she was more than happy to borrow them for a difficult stream crossing.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Echo from Massachusett on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    This is my second pair of theses walking poles. I still have my first pair for about 3 years now. I use the poles just about everyday. I would not bed able to walk my dog without them. I use theses poles for hiking in the woods. They help me to be more stable, so I'm not falling all the time. They help to support my legs and back. These are great for everyone.

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  • Question “Can the tips of these poles be replaced when they wear out?”

    Asked on 4/13/2016 11:02:37 PM by Sean from Kentucky
    • Answer Yes the tips can be replaced.
      Answered on 4/14/2016 6:03:14 AM by kim from Richmond,MA
  • Question “Are snow baskets available for these trekking poles?”

    Asked on 11/17/2014 6:19:50 PM by Curly from Oregon
    • Answer Yes, it does come with snow baskets. They are removable for your convenience to be able to use them in dry rocky conditions.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 7:19:40 PM by Captain Iguana from Alaska
    • Answer They do include a fairly rudimentary pair of snow baskets. Solid molded plastic and seam to stay secure fairly well. They are more than serviceable but not sure they could be trusted to stay attached on an aggressive trail. I haven't had the chance to use them with the baskets attached, yet. For the price, not bad, though.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 7:39:08 PM by T the Rocky's Destroyer from Colorado
    • Answer I don't know if you can purchase snow baskets. The ones that come with them are small, not for deep soft snow.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 9:12:21 PM by Superslug from Washington
    • Answer When I bought ours from STP, they actually came with the snow baskets along with rubber tips that can be taken on and off. So, from my limited experience of one purchase, these are included. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 9:19:12 PM by SkeeterB767 from Colorado
    • Answer No snow baskets were provided with the poles but the manufacturer might have them available. I never intended using the poles in snow so I paid it no mind. I might add that they are very good for normal hiking and easily match the performance of some expensive poles I had purchased several years ago.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 10:10:31 PM by Ray the cycling fool from Michigan
    • Answer Yes, these poles come with snow baskets
      Answered on 11/18/2014 4:39:50 AM by dimako from Upstate, NY
    • Answer The snow baskets are included.
      Answered on 11/18/2014 5:09:28 AM by Paul from Michigan
    • Answer Mine came with baskets but I have yet to put them on (no snow yet).
      Answered on 11/18/2014 2:51:36 PM by Ed from NYC
    • Answer Yes there are snow baskets available that can be taken off if needed.
      Answered on 11/19/2014 10:09:58 AM by Andy from South Dakota
    • Answer Snow baskets are available from the manufacturer in a 3.5" width (check the Mountainsmith website). If you read the description, you will see that the baskets that come with these poles are trekking baskets, not sufficiently wide enough for soft or deep snow.
      Answered on 11/8/2015 12:16:56 PM by AZHiker from Flagstaff
    • Answer Both poles together weigh 1Lb 5oz. with out the snow baskets or rubber tips. With the tips or baskets on the pair comes to about 1 Lb 9oz.
      Note: In freezing weather the snow baskets will become brittle and break.These are great trekking poles for about any conditions.
      Alpine
      Answered on 1/25/2014 7:08:49 AM by Alpine from Alpine Wyoming
    • Answer If you've read me review, you'll know that I only have one pole left. Having just weighed it, I got just about 310 grams, or, 11 oz. I removed the straps, (when I fall, I try and get those buggers as far away from me without losing them as I can,) which probably adds another 30 grams or so. All tolled: 340 grams for one, 680 for two, or; 12 oz for one, 1 lb 8 oz for two.
      Answered on 1/26/2014 4:43:37 AM by bigsilk from Jackson Heights, NY
    • Answer I just put the two poles together on a scale and weighed them at 1 lb. 6 oz. with the baskets.
      Answered on 1/26/2014 6:53:03 PM by Cavebird from Gainesville, Georgia
  • Question “where is this product made?”

    Asked on 10/5/2013 5:00:43 PM by SoCal Gal from Southern California
    • Answer China
      Answered on 10/7/2013 10:28:37 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer It is 1 lb. 8 oz.
      Answered on 9/11/2013 8:59:12 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “How do you get the anti-shock to work?”

    Asked on 2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM by Yankee Lady from NJ
    • Answer They work just like the Komperdell poles. You extend and tighten the top and second section. Then just give a twist about 1/4 inch you will feel a click. This is a link to a video I did that on our web site that shows how to do this.|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHh5ni-r7v0&list=PLE5222F79DD057018
      Answered on 2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer The Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles are adjustable from 27" to 53". Thanks for asking, I hope this helps.
      Answered on 8/21/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer We have had no reports of the Mountainsmith Trekking Poles bending under pressure.
      Answered on 5/14/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer Well, it depends on what you call 'undue' pressure. I hike the Catskills, some of the rockiest, steepest, muddiest trails in the US, and they've worked great. I'm 5' 8", 165 lbs, and have never been concerned about them.||For the price, buy them. If you manage to break them under normal usage, you've set a baseline for what you really need - a pretty inexpensive lesson, I'd say.
      Answered on 6/16/2012 12:00:00 AM by bigsilk from Brooklyn, NY
  • Question “What is the order number to purchase spare rubber tips for these trekking poles? Thank you.”

    Asked on 12/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Sue from Wadsworth, OH
    • Answer Here is the item number requested: Item #99611
      Answered on 12/11/2011 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer With Mountainsmith Trekking Poles the middle section retracts the same way as the bottom section does.
      Answered on 11/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer Just hold the mid section in one hand and the handle in the other and twist. There will be a small click feeling when the sections unlock. If you have the handle in your right hand, twist with your right hand away from your body to unlock the sections.
      Answered on 12/30/2011 12:00:00 AM by Raykid from Dubois, WY
    • Answer Grip both pole sections. Twist the lower section counterclockwise relative to the upper section, like you are unscrewing it. Do not twist the narrow connector between the sections. Likewise, to tighten them, grab both sections and twist the lower section clockwise, like you are tightening a screw. The little "click" you feel at the end turns the anti-shock option on or off. If you are loosening them from the anti-shock position, you will first feel the click. Just keep turning to loosen the sections.
      Answered on 4/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by Dr. Turtle from Mount Vernon, IA
    • Answer keep twisting like you do on the bottom section.
      Answered on 4/30/2012 12:00:00 AM by Smoke Chaser from Greensboro, NC