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    REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pair

    The REI Traverse PowerLock Cork trekking poles offer easy and reliable external locking mechanisms. These user-friendly poles provide steady traction on ice and rock surfaces. See details

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    The REI Traverse PowerLock Cork trekking poles offer easy and reliable external locking mechanisms. These user-friendly poles provide steady traction on ice and rock surfaces.

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    The REI Traverse PowerLock Cork trekking poles offer easy and reliable external locking mechanisms. These user-friendly poles provide steady traction on ice and rock surfaces.

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    The REI Traverse PowerLock Cork trekking poles offer easy and reliable external locking mechanisms. These user-friendly poles provide steady traction on ice and rock surfaces.

    • Strong 3-section 7075-T6 aluminum alloy shafts extend to 55 in. for use and compact to 27.5 in. for easy fitting on your pack
    • PowerLock™ external locking mechanisms are easy to use—even when wearing gloves
    • Cork hand grips have an ergonomic, contoured shape and are easy to hold; adjustable padded neoprene wrist straps add support
    • Fitted with trekking baskets and extra-durable tungsten carbide tips; included tip protectors are strictly for travel/packing protection, not intended for hiking
    • Trekking baskets promote stability on soft terrain; baskets easily twist on and off


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    REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pair Specs
    Best use
    7075-T6 aluminum
    55.1 inches
    27.5 inches
    140 centimeters
    70 centimeters
    External lever lock
    1 lb. 3.1 oz.
    Shaft material
    Grip material
    Maximum length (in.)
    Minimum length (in.)
    Maximum length (cm)
    Minimum length (cm)
    Locking mechanism
    Shock absorbing
    Camera mount
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    REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pair

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    REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pair is rated 3.625 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from sorry to say, it's a fail I decided to go with flick-lock style poles after putting up with sliding and loosening twist-lock poles for years. And I decided to give REI brand a chance, instead of going with either of the other two main brands.....big mistake. I may be returning these to the store. The bottom sections will not lock. The cam adjustment screw is as tight as it will go, but if you lean on the poles, the bottom section slides right up. As far as I can tell the adjustment screw is too long and bottoms out before being tight enough. I discovered this by putting on the snow baskets and the entire section turned with the cam locked. This is as bad as the twist lock can get, except they do this when freshly locked. Problem number two is quality control. Also while putting on snow baskets, I noticed the lower section has a faint split flaw going up its side, on a brand new pole. That is just plain bad quality control. There is a review of the women's version saying the lower section was hard to slide out. Mine slides easily...too easily. But I checked a women's pair while there and sure enough, with the clamp released, it was almost impossible to pull out the lower section. REI, what's up?! These poles are a great idea, and I like the stout cross section compared to the whippy other brands, and the grip is reasonabley comfortable. But some deal breakers that indicate really poor quality control. That is just sad. Fix the design and production problems and it might be a darn nice pole.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from good for day hikes/lighter people First pole I have used with an outer locking mechanism, versus an inner radial commpression twist lock. The outer lock looked a lot faster to extend and compact, which it is. I read the other reviewer's comments and thought I could fix the slipping lower section issue. The problem is not with the screw length for the lower power lock, because I effectively shortened it and it still slipped. Did partially wrap the lower shaft with some aluminum foil duct tape where the powerlock clamps it and that really tightened up the lower section, but then the upper section slipped "when I leaned onto ONE pole with all my weight", I weigh 185 lb. I think they are either designed to slip under high loads to prevent the shafts from bending/breaking, or the outer locking mechanism is just not as secure as the inner locking mechanism. Overall the REI poles are very nice, but I want to use them for backpacking in the Rockies and they cannot take my weight, much less that of a 40 lb pack too, without slipping. So for day hiking, or lighter people, they would be fine. I ended up going with some Leki Maldona antishock poles, which unfortunately REI does not carry. Those poles have the twist locks and do not slip even with all my weight bearing on ONE pole. Oh, and the REI poles I got did not come with baskets.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poles for Hiking Great poles I did over sixty miles in four days in the Sierras as for their inaugural trip they held up well minus the tip protectors I imagine the rocks took them off in the first few miles so be prepared to buy more or some upgraded ones. As for the locking mechanism my friends twist locks almost didn't make it out of the parking lot where as these did great the whole trip I did tighten up the screw on the second day and then never had a problem with them collapsing which did happen the first day out of the box. But they are very easy to use and lock and I had no true blisters. After about 36 hours of use in four days.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good poles - work well I've had these poles for more than a year now, and they do the job well enough. These are my first trekking poles, but found them easy to adapt to after I adjusted them through trial and error. Love the cork grips on these REI poles. They absorb sweat well. Being as one should never really grip the poles with a firm grip, but rather use the adequate straps provided for most of the thrust needed, these grips work fine. The PowerLocks work well, but you will need to carry a dime or other object such as a Swiss Army knife in case you need to adjust them while you are out for a hike. I've done it with my fingernails a time or two, but I wouldn't recommend it. After getting them adjusted to the spots that work for my height, stride, etc., I have not had to adjust them in many miles. As REI recommends, release the PowerLocks when not in use to extend the life of the nylon locks. I'm happy with these poles.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, adjustable poles I like the simple adjustability of these poles. Markings make it easy to set the same length every time. It's also easy to adjust the wrist straps.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the price I bought these to hike the AT. After 3 months the carbide tips were worn and rounded. Called REI and found that they cannot be replaced. No replacement was offered on wear and tear. Today one of the tips broke completely off leaving me with useless poles in rocky northern PA. These poles are fine as long as you understand what you're getting for the price you pay - disposables. I would not recommend these for a long distance hike.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT Trekking Poles Looking at some of the reviews, I don't think these poles get the credit they deserve. I never really used poles, but after planning an extensive weekend full of hiking with packs that ranged from 15-40lbs, I figured I'd give them a shot to save my legs for the latter part of my trip. One of the biggest benefits people don't share about poles is that you spend less time looking at the ground (what you're about to step on/in) and more time looking at the surroundings. I slipped in the mud a couple times, but the poles kept me balanced and moving forward. The other added benefit is the added ability to keep moving forward. I had a heavier pack than some people that were with, but I had poles and moved much quicker and needed less rest. Also, the poles served as excellent tools to move aside brush, plants, and items that blocked the trail at times. When you're in shorts hiking through waist deep brush, this was very welcome. Another couple added perks, that fortunately, I didn't havet to use are the ability to use the poles as splints for injuries. Additionally, you could use the poles to fend off animals if the need arises. I mention all the above because I encounter many people who say they don't want to carry poles because they are cumbersome (false), heavy (again, false), and not need for minimalists. As I pointed out above, trekking poles serve many used. These trekking poles from REI served me well. I used them in riverbeds, rockyterrain, water, sand, mud, in the rain, and at night--they held up excellently. The cork grips were comfortable and the neoprene loop was comfortable. I noticed after an hour or so I would alter my grip and use the loop as a catch, by wrapping them around my palms. Overall, awesome poles and I recommend them to my friends and people I meet along the trail.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from cork doesn't provide good grip The cork grip is bad
    Date published: 2014-04-07

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