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REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pair Specs
External lever lock
1 lb. 3.1 oz.
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REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pair
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REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pairis rated3.6471out of5by17.
Rated4out of5byAUOrangeandBluefromGreat Hiking PolesLightweight, adjustable, sturdy and durable locking system
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated5out of5byEyeInTheWildfromUpdate, tips are replaceableThe rubber walking tips wear out fast, my pole tip had poked through a quarter of an inch and as i popped the rubber tip off the carbide tip came with it. The metal tip went right back and i was happy to see you can replace them. The optional rubber tips....... Not so good.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated5out of5byEyeInTheWildfromSTURDYI have been using these poles for over a month and I like them. They are very sturdy, you do have to use a screwdriver (standard) to tighten up the clamps before you get started (initially). I have 50 pounds of photography gear I carry over the most rugged terrain and these poles don't collapse on their own at all. I got these after I snapped my Z poles... the z poles were lighter, packed smaller and set up quicker but they were not nearly as sturdy, nor adjustable. I put all my weight on the REI poles going down steep mountains and they support like a rock. It is too bad you cannot replace the tips. I have been using the poles on rock and Ice and pavement and rock and they still look like new so hopefully the tips won't prove to be the Achille's heel.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated4out of5byChugachFlufffromGood ValueI bought these mainly for snowshoeing and BC skiing, but I am getting more and more accustomed to taking them on summer backpacking trips. The powder baskets are a must for winter use. The grips are comfortable & length length is easily adjustable. They are relatively light weight. The locks do occasionally loosen up and need the screws tightened every once in a while, but they are so much nicer than the old twist lock systems that almost made me swear off trekking poles for good. Overall great poles. I'm sure there's spacier, lighter, fancier ones out there for twice the price, but these do everything you need them to for a much more reasonable price.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated4out of5byCodeInvictusfromGood ProductI used these on a five-month Appalachian Trail thru hike. They worked well, but after some use (granted it was a great deal of use...day in and day out!) the bottom part of the poles started to collapse when pressure was applied to them. REI switched them out halfway through my hike for a new pair (same type) and they got me through the rest of the hike. I loved the cork grips, but it appears they collapse too easily when used for long distances.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated5out of5byAndy BoylesfromA great buyThese poles are the best I have ever used - very easy to adjust - very light - very comfortable.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated2out of5byDave in AtlantafromHoping only a manufacturing defect.Alas I have used my poles three times, today the bottom clamp on one pole shattered. Hoping is was nothing more than a manufacturing defect.
I am marking No, I would not recommend this to a friend at this time. I may update.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated5out of5byJester62fromEXCELLENT Trekking PolesLooking 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: 2013-09-22
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REI Traverse PowerLock Cork Trekking Poles - Pair Customer Reviews