About Komperdell C3 Carbon Duolock® Trekking Poles - Compact, Pair
Closeouts. Komperdell's C3 Carbon trekking poles ease strain on joints and help conserve energy when you don't want to add much weight to your load. Boasting an ultralight carbon fiber shaft, they feature the dependable DuoLock® adjustment mechanism and neoprene-padded wrist straps.
Specs about Komperdell C3 Carbon Duolock® Trekking Poles - Compact, Pair
- Number of sections: 3
- Adjustable: Yes
- Lock mechanism: Duolock®
- Length: 24" (61cm) to 50" (128cm)
- Basket type: Trekking
- Tip material: Carbide
- Single/Pair: Pair
- Shaft material: Carbon fiber
- Handle material: Foam grip with 360-degree padded webbing strap
- Weight: 14 oz.
- Recommended use: Hiking/trekking
- Made in Austria Austria
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Reviewed by Carol from California on Tuesday, April 2, 2013These were a huge help on my first long hike into and through the Grand Canyon. Comfortable and strong.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Firebug from Carrboro, NC on Thursday, January 31, 2013These will strap to a daypack or go in checked luggage, so be more likely actually to get taken on our trips. Handles comfortable to hold while walking, stepping up and down. With the fatter, grippier extra rubber tips I bought, they should be good also on uneven, polished stone (e.g., archaeological sites in Italy).
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Trailblazer from Rochester, new York on Thursday, January 24, 2013The most unfortunate part of this product was that both pole straps were left-handed persons. I had to take one pole apart and re-wrap the strap for a right-handed person so that it wasn't twisted
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Joybird from Afton, VA on Sunday, December 16, 2012I use trekking poles when I am hiking and find that using them helps on 1) powering up steep slopes, 2) easing the strain on my knees when going down steep or rocky trails, 3) giving me a sense of security when I start getting vertigo in places with lots of exposure, and 4) keeping my fingers from swelling up on long hikes. Over the course of hundreds of trail-miles, I had literally worn my previous pair of Komperdells (a more basic model, not the C3s) down to nubs. Though I bought some replacement ends for them and that gave the old poles new life, I recently decided it was time to upgrade so I could get a pair that would be lighter and would collapse to a shorter length to make them easier to pack in my luggage -- or to stow in my backpack without them sticking up too far over my head and getting caught on things. That's why I bought the C3s.
I've only had the poles for a couple of months, so can't vouch for whether they'll hold up as well or as long as my heavier poles have, but so far they're doing fine. And I LOVE how lightweight the C3s are! And how comfy the straps are. I'm not giving them 5 stars because are a bit hard to adjust -- they have too much friction and you really have to pull on them to change their length. (I'd hoped that would improve with time, but it isn't and now I'm thinking I may have to try to wax them or something? )
The first pair of C3s I ordered was defective and the twist-lock mechanism twisted, but didn't lock. On this second pair I've found that although occasionally the locking mechanism doesn't want to engage, you can work around that by sliding the poles back to their shortest position and the trying again. This pair has always engaged after I do that. A bit of a pain, and another reason for not giving them 5-stars, but as long as the work-around continues to work, I'm OK with it . It is worth it for how lightweight and comfortable these poles are otherwise.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Yosemite Frank from Bay Area on Thursday, September 13, 2012These weight in at under one pound for both. The locking system is a little challenging but they work fine if you extend the poles all the way, tighten them slightly and then close to to desired length. One thing Sierra doesn't tell you is they are designed for small hands. They fit my wife perfectly but the grips were too small for me. I will be adding some grip tape to mine. We used two pair on a five day backpacking adventure in Yosemite and they worked great.
- Describe Yourself: Advanced
- Pros: Lightweight, Tough
- Was this a gift?: No
Question & Answer
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“Can one use only one of the c3 carbon poles for hiking, and can men and women share one pair of the poles.”
As long as the extension measurements work for the height of the man then there is no issue with who uses what pole. Women's tend to be slightly shorter.
“Can these poles also be used for downhill skiing? Only once or twice a winter for a moderate skiier.||If not- what poles would you suggest that could be used for hiking and skiing. Again- both activities would only be moderate.”
Yes you can use these for skiing. The only possible downside is if you plant very hard while going very fast they may loosen some and you will have to just re-lock them.