The Exped Trekker Ergo trekking poles are constructed of aluminum and have handles that are angled 15-degrees forward for improved downhill ergonomics. The Exped Trekker Ergo trekking poles are heavy at 18 ounces (310 g) for the set. I tested the Trekker Ergo poles extensively, both on and off-trail, and found both positive and negative aspects of the poles.
Specifications: Type, Shaft, Tips, Grips, Weight, Length, Model Year, MSRP
Usable Features and Ease of Use
Table: Usability with Shelters
Recommendations For Improvement
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Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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