REI Traverse Trekking Poles - Pairis rated4.3333out of5by6.
Rated5out of5byold school 57fromThanksI have not had a chance to use any of the gear yet I just wanted to say what a great time I had with the staff during the sale and what a great job they did even though they were swamped. I still can't believe how much money I saved. I have been a member since the 1970's I would never shop anywhere else !!!!!!!!!!! You sure made this old dog happy Thanks once again
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated4out of5byCrzyDJMfromFirst time trekkerThis was my first set of trekking poles and I wasn't quite sure what to expect but they were helpful and definitely helped out on my 15 mile hike through the Huachucas.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated3out of5byBen EfromShould have known betterI've used trekking poles in the past but always borrowed or rented. Having recently moved to Colorado it was time to get some of my own. I'm very price-conscience (i.e. cheap) so always look for the best deal. Picked these up on sale right after Christmas hoping to do some snow hiking, Was happy with them out of the box, but then I learned that twist-lock poles have real problems in sub-freezing temps due to the internal elastomers failing in the cold. Welp...that's exactly what happened on my first outing. The temperature was right around 0F and I was in 2 feet of snow and they collapsed about 2 hours in. For the summer, these appear to be great poles for the price, that's why I give them 3 stars. So if you're looking to use them in warmer climes, I think they would make great bargain-poles (from my limited experience). But don't count on them for cold-weather use.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated5out of5byhuayrafromMagnificent PerformanceI was somewhat concerned about the tips not being able to handle the continual impact of me slamming them into granite boulders, but they weren't worn at all after my hike; very lightweight and to my great surprise they handled my body weight (200 pounds) + my pack weight (20 pounds) without any trouble at all; highly recommended
Date published: 2012-10-14
Rated4out of5bydmorg57fromGreat pole, great priceUsed these on a couple of hikes prior to the Grand Canyon rim to rim. Add stability to your hiking, and helps take some strain and weight off of your hike. Especially nice when going down some tall steps. light weight makes them effortless to carry with you.
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated5out of5byHike4FitnessfromSerious Value, Excellent PerformerPrior to purchasing these poles I read several reviews. Many say the poles are weak or compress under weight. There are complaints about the grips and all kinds of stuff. I bought these when the were on sale during Labor day as I didn't want to spend a lot on poles.
I have finally lost enough weight to really get out there and hike and backpack. I bought poles to help reduce the strain on my knees while hiking downhill. These poles work excellent for that. I am 5'10" tall and weigh 330lbs. I have put 25 miles on these poles.
I haven't had them collapse once. I have used them for stability. Today I hiked a slot canyon and put significant weight on them several times. Once I jammed them into a stream bead and used them to pole vault over the stream. I am completely confident in these poles and their ability to hold my weight. The tip is strong and has held up to rocks with ease.
Years ago I owned a pair of Leike suspension poles. I'd never spend the premium for those poles again.
The adjustment is easy, the poles tighten easily and function as designed. I have had some grip strap loosening but this isn't a design flaw in the poles.
I can't stress enough how big of a difference trekking poles make in your ability to hike and how much relief they give on your knees on downhills.
Date published: 2012-09-14
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