About Komperdell Carbon PowerLock Trekking Poles
Closeouts. Get the stability and power you need with Komperdell Carbon trekking poles, featuring rugged PowerLock mechanisms for quick length adjustments that don't require removing your gloves.
Specs about Komperdell Carbon PowerLock Trekking Poles
- Number of sections: 3
- Lock mechanism: Power Lock II
- Length: 27" (68.5cm) to 55" (140cm)
- Basket type: Trekking
- Tip material: Carbide Flextip
- Single/Pair: Pair
- Shaft material: Carbon, titanal
- Handle material: EVA foam
- Weight: 1 lb. 2.6 oz.
- Recommended use: Hiking/trekking
- Made in Austria
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Good for the priceVerified Buyer Reviewed by Deepmelon from New York on Saturday, March 24, 2018At 100$ I usually expect better quality, but trekking poles are very expensive. These are a good pair of intermediate level poles. They don't break the bank. They are good size for me (5-11). I believe I will be very happy with them.
Good choiceVerified Buyer Reviewed by TnTrekker from Tennessee on Monday, March 12, 2018Sturdy lightweight poles at an affordable price. I like the lock mechanism, which can be tightened with a multipurpose tool/screwdriver if start to loosen - has not been necessary thus far for me. I was warned against the screw tightening mechanism on other poles, as there is no was to tighten once they begin to fail. The foam hand grips do tend to make my hands sweat, but I think cork wears out quicker - everything is somewhat of a trade-off.
Light, strong, can't be wrongVerified Buyer Reviewed by atbaritone from nebraska on Friday, January 12, 2018I purchased these to replace a pair of Komperdell aluminum poles I purchased 8 years ago; those poles are still OK, just beat up. These new poles are half the weight and seem to be just as strong. The locking mechanisms do not slip. The grips are good enough, comfortable. The straps are a little tough to adjust, so definitely adjust at home before putting on gloves. I lost a basket on my first outing, so make sure those little suckers are locked in tight.
Nice PolesVerified Buyer Reviewed by AZ_Hiker from Flagstaff on Monday, December 4, 2017I bought these because I lost my recently STP purchased Komperdell Trekmaster Anti-Shock Trekking Poles. The Trekmasters were decent poles, and actually weighed .6 oz less than these and were priced at $40 less. They also had anti-shock, twist type locking mechanism, which worked fine. Compared to an ancient pair of Komperdell poles purchased in the early 2000s, the twist-lock on the Trekmasters seemed a little cheaper looking and didn't have the knurled surface at the grip points for twisting. Not a major big deal, and I would have kept them and been happy had they not been irretrievably lost. On the ancient pair of twist-lock poles, the twist lock mechanism eventually failed and so I decided to get the Carbon PowerLock poles to replace the Trekmaster in the hopes that they would last longer than the original twist-locks did. Also, carbon fiber seemed cool and trendy and I wanted everybody to know how cool I was for having them (LOL, just kidding). Anyhow, as mentioned in other reviews, I needed to tighten the PowerLock mechanism on my new Carbon poles to ensure a nice tight lock. Easy enough with a flat or phillips tip or other suitable implement. However, if you need anti-shock and want to spend less and aren't picky about status symbols, I would recommend the Trekmaster just as heartily. One thing that I noticed on both the Trekmasters and the Carbon poles is that the EVA hand grip is a little sweaty for me, and I would probably prefer a solid rubber or cork for breatheability on long hikes or hot weather. Nice poles, highly recommended. As always, YMMV!
Locking mechanism us a problemReviewed by Snowman from Detroit on Monday, July 31, 2017I have another pair of Komperdel sticks. They screw-tight locking mechanism and I have to occasionally adjust them during a hike because the pole length tends to slightly collapse. But not so much that I wouldn't consider another pair. They are quite serviceable.
So, I bought these new carbon sticks with the "power-lock" mechanism from STP several months ago. I took them out of the box and put them right in my bag for a backpacking trip unsuspecting that there might possibly be a problem. As I prepared to start my trek, I adjusted the poles to a proper length and locked them. I took two steps using the poles and one collapsed; then the other. I finally figured out that the screw on the power locking mechanism needed to be fully tightened for the poles to be functional. Barely. Even tightened to the extreme, any significant pressure on a hard surface and the bottom leg of the pole would fully collapse. And even fully collapsed for packing, the bottom leg extends and collapses freely. I can't see how they can be fixed.
Another problem, not for me (at 5' 9"), but for a 6+ footer is that the poles are rather short. My son noticed that they would be too short for him.
They are, indeed, light.
Lightweight and durableVerified Buyer Reviewed by mo from Portland on Friday, March 3, 2017Powerlock adjustments are a little stiff but this design is much better and more stable than the twist lock adjustments. Nice light weight. Gives me the extra balance I need on the trail without weighing me down and fatiguing my arms. Not exactly as pictured. Mine came in black with neon green accents which is pretty obnoxious but at this price I can't really complain too much. At least I won't lose them in the snow.
First Trekking PolesVerified Buyer Reviewed by BooDanny from Kentucky on Monday, November 21, 2016Just bought the poles and they are lite and strong. I've used them only 4 times, so this review is a bit premature since they haven't been really tested. However, at the onset, I love the highly visible length increments (every 5cm) and the locking mechanism adjusts easily. The poles flex only slightly under stress and feel very stable. I'm attributing this strength to the patented Titanal material from which they are constructed. I am quite confident that they should receive 5 star rating at some point but the jury is still out and that's why I gave them 4 out of 5 stars.
RecommendedVerified Buyer Reviewed by snowshoeing in PA from Bucks County, PA on Thursday, February 4, 2016I used these poles for snowshoeing and they were great. Could use bigger snow baskets but those can be purchased additionally.
Finally HappyReviewed by Gingerkite from Northern Virginia on Thursday, January 14, 2016I had never used trekking poles, but wanted to try them to ease downhill climbs and stream crossings. I bought a pair of trekking poles from an outdoor store. The length adjustment was screw-in to tighten, and it was hard to adjust and failed to hold if you didn't tighten just right. That could be a big problem. When I returned the poles, a clerk at the store advised me to get ones with a locking mechanism. I looked on STP and saw they had lots of great choices for less money than the store, duh. I narrowed down to two. I ended up keeping these because the locking mechanisms on other pair (8000A) failed a few times when trying them around the house! The Komperdell pair seem like the best quality, easy to adjust, and very lightweight due to the carbon shaft.
Great trekking polesVerified Buyer Reviewed by Anita the Hiker from Grass Valley on Wednesday, January 6, 2016Got these for my husband. They are exactly what he wanted: strong but light weight with the power lock system. Perfect, and a great price from Sierra Trading.
Question & Answer
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“Please, tell me the minimum extended length of this pair? And if i am 5'3" in. and my husband is 6'0" in. the current poles would be ok?”
From the description: Length: 27" (68.5cm) to 55" (140cm)
I am 6'1" and I only extend to about the first setting.
In the specifications section for this pole, it lists the length range as 27" (68.5cm) to 55" (140cm). For your height range, the pole should be around 39" (100cm) to 43" (110cm). These poles should work fine for you, unless you have extremely unusual body proportions or are using them for a non-standard purpose.
ok, i meant the packed size!
According to information listed under the product Specs- Length: 27" (68.5cm) to 55" (140cm)