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Nathan Stuart

Locale: Hunter Valley - Australia
Pacer Pole User Comments ?? on 10/20/2011 03:51:56 MDT Print View

Hi All

Just about to put my Christmas order in for a pair of Carbon Pacer Poles.

Any users or people out there that have tried them.

All comments appreciated, Pros' and Con's.

They seem a good design and I always hike with two poles anyway.

Neil Johnstone
(nsjohnstone) - MLife
Pacer Pole User Comments on 10/20/2011 04:40:45 MDT Print View

You won't regret it!

After a lot of use, the lower sections will get quite chipped and rough, but it has not affected performance and you can buy the lower sections as spares (I have a second set of lowers with Swix floating snow baskets on, as it's simpler to change the sections than get the baskets off!).

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Pacer Pole User Comments ?? on 10/20/2011 05:30:27 MDT Print View

I have used my alloy poles for about 6 years now and they have seen a lot of hard use, after returning from my last trip in Lapland, I had to replace the tips as they were completely worn away, it was an easy job. The alloy poles have stood up well to a lot of abuse and as Niel said the bottom sections are very scratched to the point the markings are no longer visible. Because I use my poles to support my SL2, I prefer alloy. The reasoning for this is because of possible damage on the trail leading to a broken pole e.g. falling etc.

Prior to using Pacer Poles I used REI poles and once I changed I was immediately taken by the usability of the poles with the left and right handles.

I occasionally use the camera mount as well as the snow baskets.