Technology is always changing and its great news for adventurers who want to travel lightly in their quest to explore.
Carrying equipment has always been an off put for hikers and walkers. Now leading experts, Austrian firm Komperdell have come up with new poles which are not only good for the environment, but small enough to fit in your luggage.
Versatile telescoping pole, the Carbon C3 Compact (£149.99) weighs 199g a pair and its pack size is 57cm and 120cm in length.
Ideal for everything from hikes to alpine rock climbing, the poles are light and compact enough to carry up and over a route, yet durable enough for off trail travel.
The powerlock 3.0 locking mechanism is Komperdell’s strongest lock and made from forged aluminium, meaning it is totally reliable and easy to use.
The length adjustable carbon trekking pole, with its small pack size and extended grip zone, means this pole is perfect for steep terrain, as its lower part is made of robust Titanal and has the bonus of changeable baskets, which means it is the ideal all year round trekking pole.
The Carbon C3 Pro is just as versatile and priced at £149.99, but a little larger and heavier, 219g a pair, with a 140cm length and a pack size of 67cm.
With the same powelock 3.0 locking mechanism as the compact, the two upper section poles are very strong, but also lighter than comparable sturdy poles on the market.
The short foam grip and wide easily adjustable wrist strap, which allows for thick gloves, is very comfortable and the poles are suitable for long and short day hikes and offer comfort, durability and reliance in the toughest terrain.
Komperdell, which was founded in 1922 has been developing and producing poles since 1983 in Mondsee, in the heart of the beautiful Salzkammergut and its workforce is proud of the traditions kept in producing the equipment which come with a three year guarantee, meaning there is no excuse not to explore.
For more information, 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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