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Carbonlite Single Trekking Poles

The lightest fully-featured poles going! A high strength-to-weight ratio means minimal fuss for maximum support and reduced impact when walking, crossing rivers, going downhill

Single lightweight carbon walking pole
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CarbonLite walking pole - one of the lightest fully-featured poles on the market!

This 3 section walking pole is fully constructed from carbon fibre, making it uber-light with a high strength to weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. The 3 sections allow the pole to be shortened to 63 cm so that it can be effortlessly strapped to your rucksack ready for use. The sections adjust with a very sturdy twist-lock mechanism so there is no slippage.  

The tip is composed of tungsten which has much greater strength and stiffness than many other usable metals. The EVA foam hand grips have low water absorption but offer excellent impact and vibration absorption as well as thermal insulation properties. The wrist strap reduces fatigue- they are easily adjustable with gloved hands with a simple pull motion and encompass EVA foam for added comfort. An optional extended handle is available to save you from adjusting your pole length every time the gradient changes.

CarbonLites come with trekking baskets and rubber feet to stop that bothersome clinking on hard ground.

CarbonLites are also available as pairs.

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Full carbon fibre shafts
  • 3 sections - Packs down small
  • Tungsten tip
  • Chamoix trekking baskets and rubber feet included
  • Comfortable EVA foam handle (fully rigid)
  • Adjustable wrist strap
  • Minimum Length - 62.5 cm
  • Maximum Length - 135 cm (Tip to top of foam handle)
  • Handle length: 14 cm
  • Length of individual sections: 52 cm, 50 cm and 48 cm
  • 35kg strap bearing capacity (BS ISO 7331:2010)
  • 136 g per pole
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Vital stats

Total weight: 169 g

Pole diameter:
Top section - 16 mm
Mid section - 14 mm
Bottom section - 12 mm

Strap bearing capacity

35kg (BS ISO 7331:2010)

Origin: China


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If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery or, if it does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it within 3 years of purchase for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction if it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can.


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Very light and good value for money

Excellent service and delivery was quick. I hadn't realised that walking poles varied so much in weight and the product video showing how to use it was very helpful. The walking pole is so light in weight that you hardly notice you are carrying it and it seems very sturdy.
I would certainly recommend this product and company to anyone looking for outdoor products. I am so pleased I found Alpkit.

Very light but not that durable

I have loved my carbonlite poles because they are so light and mean that if I end up carrying them on my back I don't notice the extra weight. However I have not treated them very well. After several years of use I have managed to snap the lower section of the pole on both of my poles, by accidentally trapping it between rocks. I'm now looking for replacements and the carbon longs look like they might solve this problem with a sturdier aluminium lower pole.


CarbonLite Ultra - Trail Magazine Best Value

In Trail Magazines extensive test of trekking poles, the CarbonLite's got 4.2 out of 5 - Winning Best Value and blowing many of the more expensive poles out of the water due to their low weight and superb functionality.

Trail Magazine June 2015 - Graham Thompson

Carbonlite Ultra - First Look Review TGO

Chris Townsend takes a look at the CarbonLite Ultra poles for the first time and blown away by their simplicity, functionality and great value price.

If you want functional ultralight poles at a good price, the Alpkit CarbonLite Ultra can't be beaten.

Chris Townsend (TGO Gear Editor)

The Great Outdoors Magazine (TGO) June 2015 - Chris Townsend