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Helinox Passport Tension Lock Trekking Poles - 2011 BCS
You may have your boarding pass, new hiking shoes, and international travel document, but you're not ready to walk the globe without the Helinox Passport Tension Lock Trekking Poles. These super-compact poles features ultralight aluminum for high strength and low weight, and the three-part collapsible design works just like a tent pole so you can easily pack them.
- DAC lightweight aluminum offers a high strength-to-weight ratio
- Tension Lock system works just like tent poles—each section fits into the one above to form a single shaft for packing
- Hard carbide tips and micro trekking baskets aide in stability
- Long foam handles allow you to vary your hold to accommodate for steep trails and varied terrain
- DAC Green Anodizing uses no nitric or phosphoric acid to promote a cleaner environment
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March 26, 2012
I got a chance to use these on a hike up Mt. Pemigewasset. The hike is a little under 2 miles with 1900ft of elevation gain. I weigh about 180 with my pack.
-Long padded handle makes it easy to choke up on the poll for climbs
-No screwing around with adjustments since the poll is fixed length
-Carbide tip covers fit securely and don't come off in mud and on catchy roots.
-Pack down incredibly small
-If you love to adjust things you won't be adjusting these
-I feel like I could accidentally snap one of these if I had a heavy enough pack.
I'd like to use these as a splitboard pole by adding a pow basket. Any beta on how well these would work in cold/icy weather?
May 27, 2012