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CRESCENT MOON
KOMPERDELL
3 SECTION COLLAPSIBLE
C3 CARBON
$80, CRESCENTMOONSNOWSHOES.COM
POWERLOCK
Snowshoe manufacturer Crescent Moon
$199, KOMPERDELL.COM
sells trekking poles on the side. The
3 Section Collapsible model is made of
Tested in the Alps—and made
aircraft-grade aluminum and comes with
in a factory in Austria—the
two sets of baskets—one for snow,
top-shelf C3 Carbon PowerLock
one for land. The adjustable pole has
is a strong and lightweight
a shock-absorbing feature that you
model that’s among the
can turn on or off depending on
priciest poles on the market.
the type of frozen or solid terrain
It’s constructed with carbon
currently underfoot.
fiber and high-end alloy,
creating a solid pole that
weighs just 8.9 ounces
in each hand. You can
adjust the poles’ length
in seconds from short
to long with a lever on
the shaft.
BLACK DIAMOND LEKI CARBONLITE
SYNCLINE AERGON
$70, BLACKDIAMONDEQUIPMENT.COM $179, LEKI.COM
At about 10 ounces per pole, the LEKI touts itsuni00A0new SpeedLock
aluminum Synclines swing easily in system as “the strongest
the hand. The two-section trekking external pole locking system in
pole is made for year-round use— the world.” On the pole shaft, red
just switch baskets when the levers open and close to adjust
snow piles deep. The company’s pole length. The company’s
FlickLock adjustment system AERGON grip gives multiple
extends the poles from 38 to options for grappling a pole
59 inches. on nearly any type of terrain.
The poles weigh a scant 7.3
ounces.
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