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[Costco] Cascade carbon fiber trekking poles $29.97

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[Costco] Cascade carbon fiber trekking poles $29.97

I was looking for trekking poles yesterday for hiking next month. Suddenly remembered that Costco may have that in stock so I called them this morning. They have trekking poles on sale. 29.97 and the price was 39.99.
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Oct 17, 2006
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Wonder if its genuine carbon fiber, i'll turn these into a tripod
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liuj69 wrote: I was looking for trekking poles yesterday for hiking next month. Suddenly remembered that Costco may have that in stock so I called them this morning. They have trekking poles on sale. 29.97 and the price was 39.99.
Thanks. I was actually looking to get a set for my mother-in-law. She's not as spry as she used to be and those temples in Japan were hard on her last vacation.
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statick wrote: Wonder if its genuine carbon fiber, i'll turn these into a tripod
I'm not an expert but there are many review videos about these poles on YouTube, especially for the version sold in Costco. You can search for them.
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Have you seen the Komperdell ones on clearance at Sportchek for $30-40? The $40 has an original retail of $150. I won't pretend to know the first thing about these but I bought this $40 Komperdell already and it seems like a steal. Still in stock. Copy and paste links.

https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/shop-by-sport/snowsports/snowshoeing/poles-accessories/product/komperdell-adventure-foam-trekking-poles-140-cm-332810332.html#

https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/shop-by-sport/hiking/poles/product/komperdell-peakmaster-trekking-poles-140-cm-332810425.html#
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Coolcicada wrote: Have you seen the Komperdell ones on clearance at Sportchek for $30-40? The $40 has an original retail of $150. I won't pretend to know the first thing about these but I bought this $40 Komperdell already and it seems like a steal. Still in stock. Copy and paste links.

https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/sho ... 10332.html#

https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/sho ... 10425.html#
Aluminum vs carbon fibre
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Nov 27, 2015
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I've been using these poles backcountry skiing (splitboarding actually) for the past two seasons and they are amazing. Not to brag, but I do at least 35 days/year of big adventures with these. I don't use them in the summer however (I just don't like hiking).

They are lighter, stiffer and stronger than my previous aluminum poles (Black Diamond Expedition). I did manage to break one lower section back in March because I accidentally step on it. Cascades customer service was amazing and they sent me a replacement section for free.

The video that Coolcicada posted refers to collapsible poles, not telescopic poles like the Cascades. It's a different design and results in different stresses. It just cannot be compared to telescopic poles.
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As an avid hiker and nerd who spends time online discussing hiking gear, these poles are regarded as the best value hiking poles you can buy. Period.

I bought a new pair for $50 in December.
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SteadyLoche wrote: I've been using these poles backcountry skiing (splitboarding actually) for the past two seasons and they are amazing. Not to brag, but I do at least 35 days/year of big adventures with these. I don't use them in the summer however (I just don't like hiking).

They are lighter, stiffer and stronger than my previous aluminum poles (Black Diamond Expedition). I did manage to break one lower section back in March because I accidentally step on it. Cascades customer service was amazing and they sent me a replacement section for free.

Have you tried the Black Diamond Traverse Pro Ski for backcountry? I wouldn't want to rely on the costco one's for touring!

The video that Coolcicada posted refers to collapsible poles, not telescopic poles like the Cascades. It's a different design and results in different stresses. It just cannot be compared to telescopic poles.
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I can vouch for these poles. We used them on a 4-day hike of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru about 10 of us. The poles worked out great for everybody. I bought extra ones for parts but I never had to fix them do far. Great value.

I've seen them go as low as $22 at Costco (I think) by the end of the season. But this is a good price if you want them for the summer.

Check out the video reviews if you need more info.
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I bought four pairs of these when they were on for $19.97 (perfect gift for hiking enthusiasts). Personally, I'm no hiking expert, but they certainly have done the trick the handful of times I have used them. The height locking system hasn't slipped on me once, even on a couple of very technical trails.
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Coolcicada wrote: Is it as easy as that?

Yeah that’s the major difference these poles and the ones you linked. How much easier can it get?
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I have these but have some annoyances - mainly that I find they slip (I know how to adjust tension)

I also had the carbide tip come out of BOTH poles (separately) which I've never had happen on a set of poles.

The saving grace was their customer service was great. Replacements came free.

Don't have Costco membership anymore but IMO at $30 these are fantastic.
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Kaitlyn wrote: I have these but have some annoyances - mainly that I find they slip (I know how to adjust tension)

I also had the carbide tip come out of BOTH poles (separately) which I've never had happen on a set of poles.

The saving grace was their customer service was great. Replacements came free.

Don't have Costco membership anymore but IMO at $30 these are fantastic.
That's super weird regarding carbide tips coming out. I've had multiple pairs of these and many friends who use them as well, and the only problem is that the tips (or the rubber foot) disintegrates after some long distance usages.
They do have pole shrink slippage if you don't put enough tension, but with too much tension it gets hard to close the flip lock.

IMO best value CF poles for sure especially when Costco has them at sale/clearance price. I've used them for multi-day/multi-season backpacking + hiking, skiing and they've held up well.
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They go on clearance for dirt cheap at the end of each summer, but surprised to see Costco clearing them out in May. COVID-effect?
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Anyone see these on clearance in Burnaby? Willingdon or Brighton?

Thanks!

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