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M Lightweight Trekking Poles REVIEW SUMMARY and GEAR GUIDE OVERVIEW

by Doug Johnson

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Article Summary:

Trekking poles have become much more common on the trail in the past 10 years, and for good reason. Trekking poles provide balance and stability and allow that extra push with your upper body. Even with a lightweight pack, they help you move through difficult terrain more quickly and with greater control. As we found during field testing though, not all trekking poles are the same. In fact, there are a wide array of types and options that one should take into consideration before buying a pair of poles.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • Overview
  • Poles Reviewed
    • EMS Women's Ridge Lite
    • Exped Alpinist Carbon
    • Exped Trekker
    • Exped Trekker Ergo
    • Gossamer Gear Lightrek
    • Leki Ultralite Ti Air Ergo
    • Leki Ultralite Ti COR-TEC
    • Life-Link Guide Ultra Light
    • Masters X-Light
    • MSR Overland Carbon
    • Pacerpoles
  • Some Favorites
  • Table: Ratings Table (Usable Features, Weight, Stiffness/Stability, Trail Vibration, Durability, Value, Overall Rating)
  • Table: In Brief Specifications (MSRP, Weight, Max Length, Min Length, Grip Size)
  • Gear Guide: Lightweight Trekking Poles
    • Gear Guide Selection Criteria
  • Review Criteria: Lightweight Trekking Poles
    • Usable Features/Ease of Use
    • Weight/Swing Weight
    • Lateral Stiffness/Stability
    • Trail vibration
    • Durability
    • Value
    • Recommendations for Improvement
  • Index of Reviews: Lightweight Trekking Poles
    • EMS Women's Ridge Lite
    • Exped Alpinist Carbon
    • Exped Trekker
    • Exped Trekker Ergo
    • Gossamer Gear Lightrek
    • Leki Ultralite Ti Air Ergo
    • Leki Ultralite Ti COR-TEC
    • Life-Link Guide Ultra Light
    • Masters X-Light
    • MSR Overland Carbon
    • Pacerpoles

    WORD COUNT: 2,500
    # PHOTOS: 5
    #TABLES: 2

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