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Backpacking Light STIX Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles - CLOSEOUT


Weighed On Our Scales » 4.1 oz (116 g) each

Backpacking Light STIX Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles - CLOSEOUT

Light, stiff and strong - these single piece, carbon fiber trekking poles come with new features, improved design, and a lower price in 2009.

Overview

STIX TREKKING POLES CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Nothing can help you take more weight off your feet and increase your overall balance than the distributive effects of well-constructed trekking poles. Yet with all the extra features and bells & whistles of typical models, you may be wishing you had left them at home after the first mile of your hike. With this in mind, we've commissioned an industry leader in carbon fiber ski pole manufacturing to create what we believe the to be the new standard for ultralight mountain hiking: Stix.

From ultralight foam handles, wrist straps, and tip construction, to stiff carbon fiber pole shafts, Stix Trekking Poles offer exceptional stiffness for efficient use and the durability required for severe mountain trekking. Best of all, we did it at a price that isn't quite so dramatic like our pre-2007 Stix models.

Stix Trekking Poles are one-piece, ultra-rugged, ultra-stiff trekking poles designed to maximize power transfer (minimize energy loss) for both trail and off-trail climbing

Stix offer a strength:weight ratio unmatched by other multi-piece trekking poles made of aluminum or carbon fiber, or by non-tapered thin-walled shaft poles, which offer less compressive hoop resistance to bending forces.

Stix shafts are 100% carbon fiber for maximum strength:weight and tapered for optimum swing. These are not wimpy little willow sticks. The carbon fiber shafts make full-strength poles that are both stiffer and stronger (in terms of bending resistance) than other aluminum or carbon trekking poles on the market.

Comment on Single Piece Shafts. The STIX PRO is a single piece pole. Thus, it is nonadjustable. For people who use their poles primarily for trail walking or open country trekking and climbing, they are entirely suitable. If you use poles for setting up shelters, they are terrific when used as tarp poles (although some strategic pieces of duct tape "rings" added along the shaft at ideal heights might be advisable if you want your tarp pitched lower than your pole length; the duct tape rings act as guyline stops). You can also place the pole a little farther from your shelter guyline (towards the stake) to drop the pitch height of your tarp.

Limitations:

  • Ultralight construction means that these poles are not collapsible or adjustable. Most UL backpackers will see this as an advantage, but we just want to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
  • Modification note: In addition to setting up duct tape 'rings' for your guyline adjustments, you may also want to consider lightly duct-taping the shaft near the pole tips if you hike in rocky terrain to minimize nicks.

Warranty

We do not offer warranty against breakage of carbon fiber shafts, but we can certainly swing good deals on replacement pole sets for you. We do honor warranty against manufacturer's defects in the handle and/or tips. The manufacturer of these poles does warranty the grips and tips against defect (not including breakage). Please contact Backpacking Light's customer service department for info on the manufacturer warranty.

Should you find your poles suffer from a manufacturing defect (grip or tip issues) please contact Komperdell USA:

(253) 867-5735
Camaro/Komperdell USA LLC
22737 72nd Ave. S. Suite C103
Kent, WA 98032

Features:

  • New carbon fiber poles offer thicker shaft walls, meaning increased durability and greater rigidity over other UL models.
  • Foam handles are not only lightweight, but also form-fit for comfort.
  • Pole tips are integrated with main shaft for reduced weight and greater simplicity.
  • Adjustable and removable straps allow you to modify these poles to fit your personal needs.
  • Snow AND mud baskets are included (two pair total).

Specifications:

  • Sizes (tip to tip): 105 cm, 110 cm, 115 cm, 120 cm, 125 cm, 130 cm, & 135 cm
  • Weight: 4.1 oz. per pole (size 115 cm)
  • Materials: EVA foam handles; tapered, carbon fiber shafts; plastic baskets.
  • Included: Assembled poles (with grips, wrist straps, and tips), mud baskets (2), snow baskets (2).
  • Colors: Grips: Black. Shaft: Polished black. Baskets: Black. (Hint: They're black).
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This is a closeout item. No returns or exchanges. *Note - Due to the oddly-shaped packaging necessary to ship this product it must be ordered and shipped alone. Please place one order for your Stix Poles and another for any other items you might like to purchase. Thanks, BPL Staff


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