A solid pair of poles, with a quality feel to them and a lightness in the hand. They feel particularly sturdy out on the hill, with minimal flex during general use. The handles feature a soft foam with some clever ergonomic design tweaks to help with longer term comfort (grooves and ridges to fit fingers). The anti-shock system works well, giving a little extra bounce to your walk without being noisy. However, the lock-outs on the anti-shock don’t manage to prevent all movement, leaving a bounce even when they are locked stiff. The straps have a great soft feeling, with a lining made from a fabric like a sweatband that helps to draw any potential sweat away from the skin. It’s worth noting that when folded and packed these are the long poles.
Material: Aluminium alloy
Weight (pair): 524g
Packed/max walking length: 74cm/140cm
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