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Komperdell Approach Solid Carbon Trekking Poles - Pair

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About Komperdell Approach Solid Carbon Trekking Poles - Pair

Closeouts. Rugged enough for use in the high alpine, Komperdell Approach Solid Carbon trekking poles combine ultralight construction with a sturdy four-section folding design that packs easily.


Specs about Komperdell Approach Solid Carbon Trekking Poles - Pair

  • Number of sections: 4
  • Lock mechanism: Twist
  • Basket type: Trekking
  • Tip material: Carbide
  • Single/Pair: Pair
  • Shaft material: Carbon fiber
  • Handle material: EVA
  • Colors and graphics vary but all features remain unchanged
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3.642857 5 Overall Rating: 3.6 Based on 14 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Dadburnet from Chicago on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
non adjustable height, but really sturdy. a 120cm length matched the Leki settings at 140. Started using these a week ago on my AT training hikes. Do make me less "arm-tired" at the end of 10 miles in the light snow.
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  • Reviewed by Gordon Light of the foot from Tuscaloosa, AL on Friday, March 13, 2015
    These are my second pair of the solid trekking poles. (My wife or I also have poles from Black Diamond, Leki, REI (Komperdell-made)- and Big Agnes. I also have a pair of Komperdell vario-4-section poles.) These are my favorites for non-technical trekking. Other poles are stouter- and better suited for technical treks with serious river crossings and/or mountain ascent and descents...they are heavier though, and probably not as compact.

    These carbon poles are great for tramping on trails and wandering the hills. They have a nice balance and "give" to them that provide some level of shock absorption. The price one pays for this is that the joints can work loose over the course of a morning. I find that I need to tighten the joints up a couple of times during a day. (The one time I broke one of these poles was when crossing a field of snow- and the joint had come loose. The other point to be made is that one needs to tighten-but not over tighten- the joints. The fasteners are held in place with a glue, and it is possible to break that bond. So, keep them tight and don't fall on them with full body weight if possible.

    I should also point out that these poles collapse to a very short bundle. That is great for anyone who wants to carry them in a small suitcase or duffel. Because they "fold like a tent pole", they need a bungie cord if carried outside a pack. (They don't collapse by sliding into a single pole.)

    These poles have been trekking with me on three continents. (I'm 215 pounds.) With a little "love", they can be wonderful tools!
  • Reviewed by blanc from DE on Monday, February 23, 2015
    It is very light and convenient to carry but it is well-broken. When the whether is so freezing cold, the string is cut due to the ice crystal.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Nordic Gal from New Hampshire on Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    The poles had only been colasped and opened twice and during my second pole plant during this second outing the bottom half disconnected. Made for an extremely unhappy experience. No idea why?
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Robert from Hawaii on Monday, November 3, 2014
    so, this is not just a negative review. first, i went through 2 pairs of these before i gave up. they are just not sturdy enough. yes, they are very light and breakdown into almost nothing, but they cannot handle the stress of even a medium climb. the good part is STP and their customer service department. they replaced the first pair immediately with no questions asked... even more responsive on the second pair with no shipping costs and an upgrade to a much better and sturdier pole. they let me keep my original coupon which was great. i can't say enough about STP and their desire to make this right.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mt. Woman from Park City, Ut on Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    I like these poles-- they are a definite improvement over my previous old ski poles that I had been using. The "locking" system of the segments of the poles did not seem to be the same as pictured in the materials provided-- perhaps they were for non fixed length poles. Also, I sometimes have to re-tighten the pole segments while hiking as they loosen up, particularly if I have been pulling them out of the mud. The tip covers came off in my first two hikes-- maybe they were intended only for shipping-- if so, I wish rubber tips had been included. I also wish a carrying case had been included.

Question & Answer

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  • “What is the package dimensions? I need to ship it oversea to a friend so I need to provide the size to the shipping company.”
    Asked by Someone out there from OR on 7/29/2015 10:57:26 AM
    • I STRONGLY suggest that you have the poles shipped to yourself so that you can repackage them. They come fully extended, so the package is about four feet in length. (Think an electric guitar in a box.) I am certainly not knocking Komperdell or Sierra Trading Post for this choice; it works great in delivering an undamaged product. However, you can certainly break the poles down into a package about twenty inches long and six by six inches square. I will mention that I often use strong mailing tubes to transport trekking poles to foreign destinations. (These poles break down shorter than a normal four or five inch in diameter mailing tube, so you could probably cut the tube down in length for the shipping.)

      I hope this helps.
      Answered on 7/29/2015 11:47:45 AM by Gordon Light of the foot from Alabama and points beyond
  • “i want to folding,but i can not do, now how can i to folding it?”
    Asked by used man from usa on 6/28/2014 7:12:32 AM
  • “Length pole breaks down Size I'm 5'5" tall don't know conversion. Sandy”
    Asked by Length pole breaks down to. Size I'm 5'5" from Colorado on 2/4/2014 11:02:40 AM
    • According to the product specs above: •Folds to 45cm (17.7")
      Answered on 2/4/2014 12:58:51 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • These are a fixed length and not adjustable. They break down in short locking segments for packing. 2.54cm =1 inch. I'd honestly buy adjustable poles for my first set. I love em they weigh nothing!
      Answered on 2/4/2014 5:07:21 PM by Dadburnet from Chicago
    • These are a fixed length and not adjustable. They break down in short locking segments for packing. 2.54cm =1 inch. I'd honestly buy adjustable poles for my first set. I love em they weigh nothing!
      Answered on 2/4/2014 5:29:07 PM by Dadburnet from Chicago
  • “The description mentions that these have a "power lock for height adjustment" but I dont see one in either picture. Does this set really have the flip lock (power lock) feature to slide adjust the height? These look like fixed length poles. If they do adjust, how many cm or inches can one adjust up or down from the stated pole lengths available for order?
    Asked by Ann from WI on 3/8/2013 12:17:17 PM
    • The sections have a twist cam that locks them together. They so not have any size adjustment.
      Answered on 3/8/2013 1:59:09 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post

About Komperdell

More and more people are discovering the benefits of hiking with poles, and Komperdell of Austria manufactures some of the lightest, most technically advanced poles on the market. Designed for trekking, touring and Nordic walking, Komperdell poles not only stabilize your footing on the trail, but relieve pressure on joints and use 21% less energy, so you have more stamina for the journey. Made of feather-light aluminum alloys with tough carbide tips, Komperdell poles come in a variety of packable configurations, some with advanced shock-absorption technology, and feature super-comfortable grips, removable baskets and padded buckle-less straps.