LT3C Trekking Poles (fixed length)
- Product Review (submitted on October 19, 2011):
I'd like to give my unqualified endorsement to this product. I use them for section hikes on the AT and they've been 1000 miles. I replaced the tips after 900 miles, and the cork handles were chewed a little bit by shelter critters. I started the AT at 300 pounds and these diaphanous poles carried my weight and more, saving me many times because the pole was so light that they could be moved quickly to stop a fall.
Cut the disks to stars and superglue them on, or just use one and switch hands on the trail. (The uphill pole doesn't need a disk. It is the downhill pole that pushes through soft spots.) I did manage to break one of my poles, but just don't try as hard as you can to swat flies with them, especially when the flies light on sharp boulders.
They saved my knees, and saved me.