Backpacking can wear on your joints. Hiking for miles over rough terrain, up and down, all while carrying extra weight on your back is a lot to put your lower body through. Trekking poles can help alleviate that stress. They allow you to transfer some of the burden to your upper body as you traverse uphill and downhill sections of trail. Along with helping you hike, trekking poles can also be useful in erecting a shelter. Some lightweight shelters even require trekking poles for set up.
Like all backpacking gear, trekking poles can get expensive, especially when it comes to ultralight poles. So when we came across this pair priced at $45, made of 100% carbon fiber, we had to try them for ourselves.
We bought the Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles and put them through well over 100 miles of trail including varied terrain. In this video, we give you a quick but comprehensive gear review. Can you really get a quality pair of carbon fiber trekking poles for just $45? Is this budget gear for real?
▪ Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles → https://amzn.to/2MHdYU9
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Weight: 8 ounces per pole
Material: Carbon fiber poles, cork grips, tungsten carbide tips
Style: Telescoping (26-53 in)
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