Sep 16, 2013 at 11:36 am #1307713
$60 shipped conus
These poles are extremely light and work great. I am only selling them because I prefer the length of the 130 cm version.
The poles are in great condition – basically new except for maybe a few scratches. I removed the hand loops because I find they get in the way more than anything. I have used the poles only once on a day hike.
[edit: price drop]Sep 16, 2013 at 12:56 pm #2025177
rob wilsonBPL Member
where the straps removed in a way that they can be put back on?Sep 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm #2025188
The straps can't be reattached. I chopped them off.Sep 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm #2025192
Hiking pole straps are actually essential for a lot of users. It allows you to rest your wrists during each push. I wouldn't use poles without straps, ever.
I think it's going to be extremely difficult to sell these without the straps. Just a warning…Sep 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm #2025198
Hiking pole straps are actually non-essential for a lot of users. It allows you more freedom of hand placements. I wouldn't use poles with straps, ever.
I'm sure someone will like the poles without the straps.Sep 16, 2013 at 8:43 pm #2025321
I hope we can all agree that straps are just a matter of personal preference. My 2 cents:
I like that straps can give you a little extra oomph when pushing off and allow you to rest your hands. They're also useful for making sure your poles don't accidentally go scrambling down the side of a steep trail.
But ultimately, for me, I found they get in the way most of the time, especially when hiking up and down trails around my neck of the woods (New England) where people seem to not believe in switchbacks. I frequently have to move my hands around the poles when hiking up and down steep trails, so the straps just get in the way. I was hiking out in California recently and could see how straps would be more useful in the smoother trails in the Sierras, but I'd still rather go without them. In my (limited) experience, then, straps have been mostly dead weight that occasionally is useful and frequently annoying. :-)
That's just my experience though. Live and let live.
Anyway, the poles are still available!
Price drop to $75 shipped. As long as you can live without the straps (I certainly can), these poles are a great deal since they're practically new (again, only used once on a day hike!) and retail for about $160 last time I checked.Sep 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm #2025676
Down to $70Sep 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm #2026169
Down to $65Sep 23, 2013 at 8:06 am #2027271
$100 less than retail price… and they're in like new condition!Sep 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm #2027423
I would like to buy the hiking poles. I send you an e-mail with a request.
Thanks.Sep 24, 2013 at 9:28 am #2027686
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