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Trekking poles have come a long way recently. Komperdell has developed a suite of carbon fiber poles that fill a variety of niches. The C3 Duolock Women trekking pole (also marketed as the REI Peak UL Compact for $130) is targeted at people who can get by with a more compact grip and a pole that doesn't extend quite as far. Although marketed as a women's model, many men will find this pole worth a closer look. At 5.8 ounces per pole these are the lightest three-section, collapsible poles we have tested. At $149.99, they are priced in the mid-range for carbon fiber trekking poles but the combination of features they embody is considerable.


  • Introduction
  • What's Good
  • What's Not So Good
  • Specifications: Year/Model, Style , Shaft Material, Tips, Grips, Grip Size, Weight Per Pole , Pole Lengths Available, Baskets, Basket Type, MSRP
  • Performance
  • What's Unique
  • Recommendations for Improvement

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