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Jim Arzigian
(Renais) - M
Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/12/2013 13:25:26 MST Print View

There was a nice carbon fiber hiking pole set for sale at Costco today for $27. Poles are adjustable in length, come with snow basket, mud basket, rubber feet. The poles felt quite light, and the cork handles were quite comfortable, comparable to my Lekis. Manufacturer's site is http://www.cascademountaintech.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1006. I see they say these poles will be at all US Costos in mid-March, but they were already at mine.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/12/2013 14:11:06 MST Print View

great review by andrew skurka here:

http://andrewskurka.com/2012/costco-trekking-poles/

if they are good enough for skurka's gf...

Edited by rbeard on 02/12/2013 15:09:42 MST.

Bill Reynolds
(billreyn1) - M

Locale: North East Georgia Mountains
poles on 02/12/2013 14:33:08 MST Print View

Are these adjustable?

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/12/2013 14:57:56 MST Print View

Somebody weigh a pair and post it.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/12/2013 15:14:28 MST Print View

skurka's review above includes everything you want to know

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Re: Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/20/2013 13:24:51 MST Print View

San Diego CostCos have big boxes of these, right now. Screaming deal for poles this light, and with cork handles.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/20/2013 13:29:20 MST Print View

the price is really great.
and yes, they are adjustable.
but the package did not feel all that light weight to me.
maybe its just all the plastic wrapping ...

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/20/2013 13:46:47 MST Print View

Not nearly as cheap as the costco ones, but I noticed the Black Diamond poles Skurka mentioned in the link above are 33% off at Sunny Sports ($100 down from $150).

http://www.sunnysports.com/prod/BKDACCN.html?ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=BKDACCN

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/20/2013 14:46:23 MST Print View

Art, I noted the same thing. That package includes bunch of plastic, all the baskets and tips, etc..., though.

My wife and son are coming off of aluminum poles with rubber grips that weigh about a pound each, so these are radically lighter --after getting them out of the package!

Daniel Allen
(Dan_Quixote) - F

Locale: below the mountains (AK)
Max Height? on 02/21/2013 19:01:59 MST Print View

These look like they compress to fairly short when fully collapsed, but how high can these get? My sublite needs poles that go to 135cm at least, and these look like a worthy replacement for my ailing current pair that extends that far. Anybody know how many CM (or inches) these get to while remaining sturdy?

Thanks!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Carbon fiber poles at Costco on 02/21/2013 19:38:33 MST Print View

According to Skurka, carbon fiber poles like this must be good for throwing at a grizzly bear.

--B.G.--

J R
(JRinGeorgia) - F
another choice: different brand on costco.com on 02/22/2013 20:21:37 MST Print View

Costco around here doesn't stock these in-store. But, Costco does have a different pair of carbon poles available online, Yukon Charlie brand. Almost double the money, but still a good deal at $50. These weight 13.9 oz for the pair. Comes with two types of baskets and little tip covers for travel but no "feet." Also the YC's have flip-locks, the ones in-store are twist-lock, which if you use your poles for your shelter can be a significant difference. They do extend to 135cm.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: another choice: different brand on costco.com on 02/22/2013 21:32:32 MST Print View

According to the specifications on Costco's website, the shaft material is aluminum, even though they say carbon fiber in the title. Looking at the picture more closely, it looks like the upper section is carbon fiber but the lower two are aluminum. Very strange.

Anyone tried these?