CarbonLong Backpacker Twins XL trekking pole
Backpacker poles with carbon uppers to reduce weight and a lower alloy section for strength and load carrying over rough ground. 150cm long for stability and rigging tarps on long distance routes
Whether for support on those long days of hiking or rigging a tarp for a good night's sleep, trekking poles are a worthy addition to your kit list... especially if they weigh as little as the CarbonLongs do!
CarbonLongs are 3-section trekking poles that extend to 150 cm and weighs just 215 grams. We designed it to have a greater extension range for two main reasons: to give a better fit for taller trekkers and to let you rig your tarp high enough to sit comfortably underneath for a bit of shelter. They're lightweight, easily adjustable, incredibly sturdy, and ace for hike-thrus and long-distance trails.
Constructed from carbon fibre, CarbonLongs are highly corrosion resistant and durable, with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Longer trekking poles can be more prone to snapping as the stress placed on the lower section is greater, so we've used aluminium for this section to make the CarbonLong incredibly strong and durable.
The EVA foam handles absorb less water than other materials, making them ideal for those not-so-fine weather days. What they do absorb is shock and vibration – making them super comfy on long treks and effective in injury prevention. An optional extended handle is available to save you from adjusting your pole length every time the gradient changes.
The CarbonLong has a stiff and durable tungsten tip to increase grip and avoid slipping on hard and rocky surfaces. It also comes with a rubber tip and trekking basket, so you can change your setup according to the terrain.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- Extra-long carbon fibre pole for the taller trekker
- A longer extension lets you rig your tarp for a comfortable and spacious shelter
- An aluminium lower section makes the CarbonLong super durable and strong
- An optional extended handle saves you from adjusting your poles every time the gradient changes.
- Made up of three sections, shrinks down to 67 cm when you want to pack it away
- Chamoix trekking baskets and rubber tips included
- Comfy and stiff EVA foam handle with adjustable wrist strap
Weight (per pole): 215 g
Length range: 67 – 150 cm
Carbon fibre shafts, aluminium lower pole section
Product Care Information
After use (especially on muddy or wet terrain), take your poles apart and wipe down each section. Allow to dry completely before reassembly.
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Long handled version
I bought these to replace a pair of Compact Ultra poles. Nothing wrong with them, but I wanted to get lighter, which means getting a tent which uses my walking poles rather than carrying tent poles with me. These, compared to the Compact Ultras, are well worth the extra money. They fit together more firmly than the Ultras, with the thumb locks, but are ridiculously light in the hands. I like the handles - very comfortable - and the added length makes them more useable when climbing a steeper hill. Very useful for me here on Dartmoor.
They look superbly well made and robust, as I'd expect from Alpkit. I like the way that the baskets fit with a screw-thread rather than a push-fit - which I always found a pain.
If I have one niggle, it is that I cannot see how to adjust the straps. That would be very useful. But it's a very minor point since the straps seem to work very well for me.
Light, strong, replacing my tent poles - 10/10, Alpkit. Delivery within a couple of days? Perfect!
Save your knees....
Really light, even with the smallest section being aluminium. Used so far over some very rough ground on two Scottish trips. Comfy handle and loops. Great for the price. Would be nice to have an option for a larger ski-style basket to stop them getting stuck in bogs/rocks/snow. Otherwise, excellent.