These poles from Kohla have a very comfortable foam handle with easy-to-adjust and secure padded straps. The four-piece design makes these a compact option. Height markings on each section make them easier to adjust, and the extra-long grips eliminate the hassle of having to adjust pole height for short uphill sections.
Verdict: Comfortable, lightweight and compact poles, with nice added touches, but really quite expensive.
Length: 58-135cm (four sections)
Handle: Soft foam
Pole: 7075 T6 aluminium; carbide tip
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