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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
A must for serious hikers and a GREAT value! – MBC M361 26~55" Retractable Aluminum Alloy Trekking Hiking Walking Stick Pole - Blue Reviews

posted by Artemouse on 03/28/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Very light in weight. Easilly adjustable to any length. I'm 6'2" Very sturdy / strong. I weigh 235 lbs. Good basket and I think it's a carbide tip. Adjustable wrist straps and comfortable grips. Spring piston gives you that little push when you need it.
Cons:
Can't really think of any considering the price. I didn't care for the bright metalic blue color, so I wrapped mine with cloth camo tape for a more subtle profile. Oh, and be careful to NOT extend the poles past the "Stop" mark.
Other:
My Son has Trekking poles from REI that cost him over $120 for the pair. They have the same functions as mine do, and may be a little bit lighter, but for the $80 savings I had versus his "Big Name Brand" poles... I'll suffer through a ounce or two of extra weight with joy.
Bottomline:
I've put 25-30 miles on these on different hiking trips with good success. These were outings with a fair amount of elevation changes.... Without a good pair of Trekking Poles, I'm not certain I would have been able to go as far and as long. Get These!

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