Komperdell Featherlight Carbon Trekking Pole REVIEW
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Carol-Admin Crooker
(carol-admin) - F
Komperdell Featherlight Carbon Trekking Pole REVIEW on 03/13/2007 23:17:50 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Komperdell Featherlight Carbon Trekking Pole REVIEW

Geoffrey Baum
(geoffreybaum) - F
Komperdell Featherweight Carbon Trekking Poles on 03/15/2007 13:52:22 MDT Print View

Carol--Do you know where these poles may be purchased?

Randy Brissey
(rbrissey) - M

Locale: Redondo Beach, CA
Poles on 03/17/2007 00:00:04 MDT Print View

The Featherlite poles are for sale at

ProLite Gear

Randy

joseph daluz
(jfdiberian) - F

Locale: Columbia River Gorge
REI/Komperdell 3-section carbon fiber pole on 03/17/2007 23:04:25 MDT Print View

Similar in construction to these, my 3-section made-by-Komperdell poles broke gruesomely not only once but twice, and I'm not talking about breaks at the articulation points, they were mid-shaft. However, the good folks at REI refunded me my money twice.

Eric Chilton
(echilton) - F

Locale: U.S. Southwest
Re: Poles on 03/22/2007 16:11:15 MDT Print View

Does anyone know of another source besides ProLite Gear? I did a search and couldn't find any other sellers.

ProLite only sells sizes ranging from 110cm to 125cm. I emailed to inquire about getting the 135cm, and they said they couldn't/wouldn't order them for me.

That's kind of a bummer for anyone over, what, 6 feet tall?

Eric Eaton
(ericeaton) - F
Re: Re: Poles on 03/29/2007 20:59:06 MDT Print View

Try this:

http://tinyurl.com/yo3vcj

Good luck,

Eric

Edited by bugbomb on 07/14/2007 13:06:57 MDT.

Eric Chilton
(echilton) - F

Locale: U.S. Southwest
Re: Re: Re: Poles on 03/30/2007 09:53:19 MDT Print View

Thanks for that, Eric, but that link is to a different product than the one reviewed above. It's a "Nordic" pole with a different tip and a glove-style handle.

The Komperdell website likewise doesn't show the model Carol reviewed.... The "Carbon Steel" model in their Alpine lineup looks closest, but it's got a steel sleeve at the end.

Anyone have any other ideas about where to find one? Carol?

Andrew King
(drewboy) - F

Locale: Arizona
$116 for a both trekking poles at Prolite on 04/19/2007 08:16:08 MDT Print View

I went and ordered these poles from Prolite based on the glowing recommendation. The purchase price was $116. I excitedly opened the box last night and found only one pole inside. Am I wrong in assuming that Carol's review cited around $100 for a pair of poles? I also have an email inquiry into Prolite to see if they accidentally left one pole out. I'll let you know what they say.

Update: Prolite customer service responded that they made an error and will ship me the other pole ASAP. That's a relief!

Edited by drewboy on 04/19/2007 12:13:01 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
Vendor for Komperdell Featherlight at 130cm? on 02/08/2008 11:00:32 MST Print View

Any ideas on tracking down a pair of these poles at 130 cm? I looked on the web, and didn't see anything more than 125cm (which is close, but not ideal for us tall people).

Anyone have a lead?

Daniel Springmann
(dmspringmann) - F
on sale at Sierra Trading Post on 02/16/2008 12:46:46 MST Print View

Sierra Trading Post has these poles in125, 130, and 135cm lengths! Great prices, too.

http://tinyurl.com/2osxu7

peter kvamme
(karacolor) - F

Locale: midwest
Komperdell for women on 02/16/2008 13:31:23 MST Print View

What is the difference between poles for men and poles for women? The STP link is for the womens version...

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Komperdell for women on 02/16/2008 13:34:47 MST Print View

steel tips...not carbide? handle probably shorter for women?

Daniel Springmann
(dmspringmann) - F
women's poles? on 02/17/2008 10:33:32 MST Print View

I picked up a set of 125cm poles from STP. Yes, the description says they are women's poles. But after receiving them, I can't find anyting women specific about them. The poles say "kompderdell carbon featherlite the purest form of carbon". The tip looks like carbide. I can't tell if the grip is sized smaller for women. I'd have to compare with other poles at REI or another outdoors store. I am using them for snowshoeing and am happy with them so far.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
i ordered a pair. on 02/22/2008 11:43:58 MST Print View

well, we'll see if they are "women's" poles when they show up. i ordered a pair of 130cm poles (which seem awful tall for a "woman-specific" pole!) from sierra trading post.

i ordered the poles ($59 on sale) and used the code "SPUH57" for an additional 12% off. total with shipping was only $60.

Edited by DaveT on 02/25/2008 23:59:49 MST.