A Great Value in Trekking Poles

Verified Buyer Reviewed by The Civil, but Uncivilized Hiker from Seattle, WA on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This is my second pair of Mountainsmith Trekking Poles. The one the poles on my first pair was finally so beaten up after about 7 years of regular/semi-regular use, just decided to get another pair.

These are good, reliable poles, esp for the price. The only minor gripe I have is the anti-shock feature; I've always thought anti-shock to a superflous/gimmicky feature that adds unnecessary -albeit minor- complexity. When one of my poles was bent slightly, it stopped functioning and the pole became more problematic to extend/retract, but eventually that type of thing will happen.

Overall, these are very good poles at a great price.

For weight-weenies, they are also just a tad heavier than more expensive poles, but other
  • Best Uses: Hiking, Slushy Conditions, Trekking
  • Describe Yourself: Advanced
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Tough
  • Was this a gift?: No
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