I've been searching for new trekking poles and am stumpted; hoping someone can suggest a possible solution.
I got adjustable CF poles last fall (REI women's 'Peak') to replace a pair of basic REI poles I'd had forever. I loved them. But, as the case seems to be with many twist-lock mechanisms, they started to sporadically refuse to tighten. They couldn't be repaired and REI no longer makes them. In fact, no one seems to make compact adjustable CF poles anymore, so I'm guessing there's something inherently difficult in that design/configuration.
So, here's what I'm looking for:
- I have a Shangrila-1 Nest + MYOG tarptent that utilizes poles. Poles are on the inside so I need specific lengths -- 47" and 29". My normal hiking pole length is about 43" so I need adjustable length poles.
- I got really hooked on the light weight of CF poles. I think my old REI poles are somewhere in the 19oz range. I'd like to keep it less than 14oz.
- I fly with my gear a couple of times a year and need the poles to break down to fit my luggage. 24" is absolute max. I'm only 5'2", so I don't need need anything longer than the 47" I need for my tarptent.
Any ideas? The obvious brand name poles I've found are the Black Diamonds. Their basic compact trail poles are OK except that they're a little heavier. Their Z-poles are great but doesn't work with my tarptent. They do have a slightly adjustable Z-pole but wouldn't work for the shorter tent pole.