Compact Ultra Twins3 section folding trekking poles
Pair of 275 g compact aluminium trekking poles with snap lock mechanism, immensely packable and ideal for travel
Compact Ultra Twins 3 section folding trekking poles
£27.00 Was: £34.00
Great flexibility now comes with great rigidity, a pair of compact aluminium trekking poles which packs down almost to the length of a school ruler!
If you are on a mountainous trek it is unlikely you will want your poles in your hands all the time. You might face a tricky scramble where you just need to stow them away fast, the shorter your poles the less likely they are to get in the way.
The lower sections fit together just like a tent pole, you then pull out the lower section which tightens the internal cable and locks tight with a push button lock. The length of the pole is adjusted by sliding the handle section up and down and is secured into place with a single easy operation snap lock. As there is just one locking mechanism it is easier to maintain.
The Compact Ultras break down to a stumpy 38 cm for stashing onto a daypack or even stashing into your hold luggage.
At the business end of the pole the hard tungsten tip provides great grip as well as ensuring longevity, while for more delicate terrains we provide a rubber tip protector. A screw fit rubber basket helps stop you pushing through boggy ground or even getting your poles trapped between rocks.
- 5 section aluminium construction
- Compact 38 cm packed length
- Durable tungsten tip
- Continuous internal wire tensioner and snap lock
Pole weight: 255 g
Basket weight: 10 g
Tip protector: 10 g
Min packed length: 38 cm
Handle length: 13 cm
Top pole diameter: 16 mm
Bottom pole diameter: 14 mm
Bottom pole diameter: 14 mm
Min / Max usable pole length: 110 / 130 cm
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Good Quality Pole Shame about the Handle and Strap!
The poles themselves look well made, problem with the pole is that there is no flat section on the top of the handle to use it as a walking stick. The hand straps seem to be designed for a person with very small hands, also you could only use them in warm weather as there is no way you could get a pair of gloves on also! Alpkit usually sells walking gear that has been really well thought out so its a shame to give a bad review, a modification to the handle section would make a big difference! If it were only the pole section itself being reviewed they would have got 4 or 5 stars.
Understand the grip style before buying
Bought these expecting a trekking pole similar to the carbonlite, which my wife has, but in alloy version. However the handle is very different on these. Nordic walking style hand strap is included, instead of normal wrist straps seen on carbonlites. The hand strap on these is a tight fit for me. My hands are 23cm cirmuference for glove sizes, and this is a bit tight in these hand straps. My wife's hands fit in no problem, with room to spare. But I'm concerned that the tightness of the grip will be uncomfy when used for a long duration on a walk.
Also, because you are 'strapped in' to the pole, you can't just drop them or put them down quickly like you could with a wrist strap. I think this might start to annoy me
Haven't used them in anger yet, but these are my initial impressions. There is next to no information about the hand strap in the item description, so thought i would add a review for the benefit of other buyers.
The alloy pole looks sturdy and good quality. Clamp is good. Noticeably heavier than the carbonlite, so in case you were wondering, yes you can tell the difference in weight between the two!
Could do better...
Strong, light, small pack size - yes! However, the handles are not comfy, especially when going downhill and you want to place your palms on top. In addition, I'm not convinced by the hand loops 1. could be a bit dodgy if you fell whilst strapped in (I didn't try this, so not sure what would happen) 2. you wouldn't be able to wear a thick pair of winter gloves whilst using the hand loops or if you've hands like shovels.
Compact walking poles
Light weight, very compact & easily fit into a small rucksack or small suitcase. I did wonder how robust they might be but used them for a week of low level walking in the Alps so rocky walking and they still seem perfect. Would definitely recommend.
Fantastic for long days and just in case!
These get thrown into my pack for every longer hike, two mean one for me and one for a friend if needed! I've also walked continuously for 8+ hour days and found them very comfortable. Top notch!
Efficient and Light
I have used these poles on days walks and more recently on a 5 day trek in Scotland. These poles were amazing. They literally took the load off and gave me good stability in difficult terrain.
They pack away nicely and on to the side of my pack, leaving room in there for more items. The only thing that hasn't worked is the basket grip, which is now flexing and will soon break off.
Overall, a bargain price for a good bit of lightweight kit that will help in long walks.