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About Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair)

Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair)
Lightweight carbon wrapped aluminum poles with cork handles for a comfort grip is a great combo designed by Mountainsmith for day trekkers. The Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair) have a quick twist locking mechanism, anti-shock absorption system, removable baskets, rubber boot tips as well as carbide tips that provide exceptional traction. One thing you like best about backpacking with poles is it keeps your posture upright rather than hunched over with the weight of your pack. Typically you can get bad back pain when backpacking however using trekking poles eliminated this so you'll be sold for life. The Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair) have lots of uses, from protecting you from rolling your ankle to testing the depth of water or if a muddy spot is too soft to cross.

The Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair) is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair): Good grips, Lightweight.

Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair) Features

  • Molded cork/EVA handle
  • Three telescoping sections
  • Spring loaded anti shock system
  • Twist lockout double-cam adjustment
  • Removable hiking baskets with locking pin
  • Removable rubber boot tips
  • Adjustable neoprene wrist strap
  • Snow basket compatible
  • Max Load: Up to 160 lbs

Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair) Specifications

Material
Carbon wrapped 7075 aluminum
Cork grips
Yes
Locking mechanism
Quick-twist
Carbide tips
Yes
Rubber boot tips
Yes
Weight
1 lb 4 oz / 0.57 kgs
Extended Dimensions
54 in.
Compressed Dimensions
26.5 in.
Mfr #
SKU
MTSCP

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Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair)
 
4.0

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Pros

  • Good grips (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (3)
    • Hiking (3)
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    4.0

    Nice mid-level trekking poles

    By justhooked01

    from Waconia, MN

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    Pros

    • Easy to adjust
    • Flexible
    • Good grips
    • Lightweight
    • Strong

    Cons

    • No Snow Baskets

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Day trip
    • Hiking
    • Snowshoeing

    Comments about Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair):

    While these poles aren't 'feature laden' they cover all the essentials, are multi-season and affordable.

    Typically I use my kids old x/c ski poles for snowshoeing, however, decided I wanted something adjustable so I could use it hiking as well. The cork grips will make them comfortable in any season and they collapse down so now I can take them in my duffle bag on trips.

    They seem to support my 185 lbs w/o a problem; a little flex over the entire shaft instead of one spot. Functionally, my only 'gripe' is the twist style length adjustment vs. a snap type adjustment; it's just not quite as convenient.

    There are snowbaskets available and at this point I don't know for a fact that the slip-on protectors will come off or not. If they would have come with 'large' snowbaskets and screw-on tip protectors vs. slip-on protectors I'd have rated them 5 stars. But in this price range just having good cork grips is a bonus.

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    2.0

    Performed well for a few hundred miles

    By max

    from oakland california

    Pros

    • Good grips
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Broke

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair):

      I bought a pair of these thinking the carbon fiber would be especially strong. Be careful about setting these down, and how much lateral load is placed near the top of the poles ( where the carbon fiber is). I had one break on me unexpectedly on the hat creek rim when i was less gentle than i should have and dropped them a few inches onto a rock. I was completely surprised but that tiny little drop was enough to break one of the poles, which never would have happened with aluminum or other metals.

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      5.0

      Perfect addition to my trekking gear

      By Art and Sound

      from San Francisco, CA

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      Pros

      • Easy to adjust
      • Good grips
      • Lightweight
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Day trip
        • Hiking

        Comments about Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair):

        This is my first pair of trekking poles so I've not much to compare them to. However, at 6'4", 236lbs I used these poles on a 5 mile trek that ascended 1100 feet while carrying 43 lbs in my pack. The poles made a world of difference as they helped put my arms into the effort and made the overall hike much more efficient.

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        5.0

        Great buy

        By Joe the hiker

        from Wilmington, DE

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        Pros

        • Good grips
        • Lightweight
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car Camping
          • Day trip
          • Hiking

          Comments about Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles (pair):

          Just got back from a week long excursion in Washington State and these really held up on some steep slopes and made the hike much more enjoyable and helped across some small snowfields

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          Shopper  I read a review that stated that if a rubber tip breaks on these poles that you can't simply replace it with a new one, and that you have to buy a whole new lower shaft. Is that accurate? I want to buy an extra set of rubber tips to have as a back-up, but not if they won't work on these poles. Thanks!
          JOE N  The rubber tips are removable so I can't see why they cannot be replaced on their own. The rubber tips cover the hard ends of the pole. If the hard ends break then I imagine its a different story. I have had these poles for several years with no problems.
          Shopper  I read a review that stated that if a rubber tip breaks on these poles that you can't simply replace it with a new one, and that you have to buy a whole new lower shaft. Is that accurate? I want to buy an extra set of rubber tips to have as a back-up, but not if they won't work on these poles. Thanks!
          JOE N  The rubber tips are removable so I can't see why they cannot be replaced on their own. The rubber tips cover the hard ends of the pole. If the hard ends break then I imagine its a different story. I have had these poles for several years with no problems.
          Shopper  I read a review that stated that if a rubber tip breaks on these poles that you can't simply replace it with a new one, and that you have to buy a whole new lower shaft. Is that accurate? I want to buy an extra set of rubber tips to have as a back-up, but not if they won't work on these poles. Thanks!
          JOE N  The rubber tips are removable so I can't see why they cannot be replaced on their own. The rubber tips cover the hard ends of the pole. If the hard ends break then I imagine its a different story. I have had these poles for several years with no problems.
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