Customer Reviews Of:
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.

Average Rating based on 6 reviews 4.333333 0 5
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  • Reviewed by Snowman from Detroit on Monday, July 31, 2017
    I 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by mo from Portland on Friday, March 3, 2017
    Powerlock 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by BooDanny from Kentucky on Monday, November 21, 2016
    Just 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by snowshoeing in PA from Bucks County, PA on Thursday, February 4, 2016
    I used these poles for snowshoeing and they were great. Could use bigger snow baskets but those can be purchased additionally.
  • Reviewed by Gingerkite from Northern Virginia on Thursday, January 14, 2016
    I 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anita the Hiker from Grass Valley on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
    Got 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.
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