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Offline bracer40

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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2017, 09:50:56 AM »
I just did some poking around on Costco.com and couldn't find any trekking poles on there. Must be a seasonal deal. Thanks for the input so far, it's helping give me some direction.
They start showing up in the spring. I have a pair of twist and one of the cam locks. Used them for the first time this year. I'm convinced they made a huge difference on this years packout. My buddy wanted to pack his elk out in one trip with me.
I was apprehensive as I've only packed quarters before. After he helped me get my pack on, I made it to the top of the mountain. The poles helped with balance and for the frequent rest stops where I'd plant the poles and drop my shoulders onto them to take some weight off my body. Not too shabby for this nearly 60 year old guy.
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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2017, 10:20:08 AM »
The first ones on that link look like the pair I bought at Costco.

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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2017, 10:28:38 AM »
For the value, the Costco poles are tough to beat. I have had a failure at an inopportune time, so I have upgraded or at least run a different pole, but they are certainly a good product  :tup: 

I prefer cam locks as well and prefer telescoping to the "tent pole" style. But that is mainly a preference thing as their are pros and cons to both. I like cork handles, BUT only if fit is comfortable to begin with. The foam is more forgiving IMO if grip ergonomics isn't right for you.

Currently I am using a set of Leki, and they seem very strong and I am liking them pretty well, but of the poles I have used the BD carbon cork has been my favorite. I will likely get another set when the need arises.

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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2017, 10:32:02 AM »
The first ones on that link look like the pair I bought at Costco.

Same here.  The gal at Cascade Mountain Tech was very nice to talk to.  They actually called me back and said:  These are the local Costco stores that still have a few pair in stock.  I called Tacoma and had them set a couple pair aside for you.  I was purchasing them for a donation and she really went out of her way to help me out. 
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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2017, 11:12:01 AM »
Sierra trading Post usually has a good selection of poles at a decent price. Black diamond, komperdell, and leki are all good quality brands. I prefer the fliplocks over the twist locks myself :twocents:

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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2017, 12:37:46 PM »
Sierra trading Post usually has a good selection of poles at a decent price. Black diamond, komperdell, and leki are all good quality brands. I prefer the fliplocks over the twist locks myself :twocents:

I looked there and their supply seems to be a little limited right now. Can often find great deals there though.
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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2017, 01:17:23 PM »
The first ones on that link look like the pair I bought at Costco.

Same here.  HTe gal at Cascade Mountain Tech was very nice to talk to.  They actually called me back and said:  These are the local Costco stores that still have a few pair in stock.  I called Tacoma and had them set a couple pair aside for you.  I was purchasing them for a donation and she really went out of her way to help me out.

That's awesome.  I regret not pulling the trigger on those this past summer.  Medical bills...   :dunno:
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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2017, 06:10:33 PM »
Leki Micro Vario. I don’t think you’ll find a smaller foldable set. I’m 6’3 and even going downhill I still have room to extend these even longer.


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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2017, 07:49:51 AM »
These are the BOMB. The built in antishock is rubber so it has no rattle.
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Re: Foldable/Collapsible Trekking Poles
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2017, 08:26:24 AM »
I use the black diamond flick lock alpine carbon cork and don't have a single complaint about them.
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