Published at Tuesday, March 05th, 2019 - 09:06:41 AM. Trekking Poles. By Damien Denis.
My eight-year-old poles are still going strong, and I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback from others who have purchased them. (I did have to rebuild the grips with Aquaseal, but that’s reasonable after nearly a decade of use.) At 8.5 ounces per pole, they’re slightly heavier than the Cascade Mountain Tech poles, and I’d love to see these an ounce or two lighter. But I don’t see how Black Diamond could cut weight without sacrificing strength, durability, or a few features—in other words, the things that make these poles great. If you can justify the extra expense, the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles are worth it.
You can keep it simple by purchasing one of the models mentioned earlier. But if they don’t suit your needs or budget or are unavailable, some other buying considerations are listed below.
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