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Life-Link AT Superlight Trekking Pole REVIEW
Super stiff, super strong, these are bomber fixed-length mountaineering and bushwhacking poles!
By Will Rietveld
The Life-Link AT Superlight pole is the newest member of the Life-Link Expedition series. Their claim to fame is their thick carbon fiber construction, stiffness, and durability similar to Life-Link's Guide Ultra Light ski/approach poles that rarely ever break. Sounds good, but at 7 ounces each, they're overkill for on-trail ultralight backpacking. So, what is their forte?
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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