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LT4 Carbon Trekking Poles
- Product Review (submitted on May 4, 2014):
I just finished the 600-mile Israel National Trail, its last 220 miles being hard-core Negev desert. The pole performed very well, not only as a wonderful trekking aid but also as a monopod for my GoPro Hero 3 and finally, as a pole for "The One" tent.
It takes a while to get used to the "funky" nature of the locking mechanism. You might be turning the section for 15 seconds...30 seconds... ...60 seconds...wondering if it's ever going to "catch." Thankfully it always did.
The boot wore out after 500 miles. The metal tip poked through the rubber bottom. I really liked the boot, as it took most of the shock out of each pole plant. Plus it kept the tip from getting caught in cracks.
As the lightest pole on the market I never experienced fatigue holding it all day long. It was indispensable in negotiating terrain that made Maine's Mahoosuc Notch seem like child's play in comparison.