The need for specialist equipment is more evident now than ever as outdoor enthusiasts push the boundaries and aim high.
To keep trekkers and trail runners on track, the leading experts at Austrian based Komperdell are always developing ideas to make sure they are one step ahead of the market.
The latest products are the Carbon FXP Team Vario and Folding Poles range which are keeping up with the current demands and trends.
The Carbon FXP Approach Vario combines the FXP easy fold mechanism, with a fourth telescoping carbon section and a secure powerlock system for easy and secure adjustability of its length.
The FXP Approach Vario has the same easy to use FXP mechanism and folds very easily. These poles are designed for trekking and hiking but could also be used for winter snow running with a bigger basket or snow shoeing.
As with the FXP Team the Vario is easy to adjust on ascents and descents and the Powerlock 3.0 is very secure and easy to operate.
A first is the self-deploying poles which are the lightest on the market, 40 percent lighter than any others available and the introduction of the new trail run collection.
The self-deploying system of the Carbon FXP Team Green offers a 30 percent weight reduction and is the most streamlined of poles for running and racing.
Taking seconds to fold, they are even quicker to clip back into place and to release, it’s a case of simply pressing the button and pulling apart.
Despite appearing to look thin, the poles are very sturdy and when folded, they reduce from 115cm down to 41cm and are held flat by a Velcro strap. As well as being light, they are rigid, durable and very comfortable to hold.
To make life easier for everyone and especially helpful as the poles can be expensive to buy, Komperdell offers a no questions asked, speedy and free three-year repair service for all its touring and trekking poles.
For more product information and pricing, please visit: www.komperdell.com.
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.
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