Good dual-duty poles

Verified Buyer Reviewed by James from Alabama on Monday, February 8, 2016
I ordered these to use as dual-duty poles for both hiking, and as a wading staff for fishing. After using them to wade over a few days, I am very happy with the purchase. They fold and expand easily, and the push-button lock is safer than poles without it. Also, the kevlar line that connects the sections will not wear out like bungee cords used in many wading staffs. The cork handles give a sure grip, even when wet. If using in moving water, I would suggest ordering another set of tips from black diamond, without the small baskets. Small as they are, they do catch water and add some drag. an extra set of carbide tips (which you should probably have anyway) is only about $10.

Beyond the poles themselves, these originally shipped with only the poles, in plastic bags, with only rubber tips. The STP product page states they have carbide tips that are interchangeable. I chatted with STP staff when I received the poles, and within a week, I had another package at my door (shipped free) with the carbide tips and a carry bag that fits both poles. Great service from STP!!!!
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