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Traveling with Poles?
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Rob Currier
(myoming) - F
Traveling with Poles? on 08/08/2005 16:21:57 MDT Print View

I've got an airplane trip coming up and I need to bring two pairs of trekking poles along with me, one fixed length and one collapsible. I'm curious to find out how others travel with poles, especially the fixed length ones. I'm thinking of wrapping a ton of duct tape around the bottoms and checking them, but the fragile nature of the poles concerns me when I think about them being handled by the baggage folks. Anyway, any creative ideas or prooven techniques would be appreciated, thanks.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: Traveling with Poles? on 08/10/2005 11:19:10 MDT Print View

Gossamer Gear sells a tube for travelling with fixed length poles. I'm assuming it's sturdier than your typical boxboard poster tube.

Re: Traveling with Poles? on 08/10/2005 11:30:47 MDT Print View

I use an old ice hockey bag to store all of my hiking gear and poles, and then check the entire ensemble.

If you're not a hockey player, post a note on a nearby rink bulletin board that you're looking for a used bag with a working zipper (number one reason players toss their bags is 'cause of a zipper fail). I bet you could pick one up for $10.