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MSR DynaLock Ascent Carbon Poles

Tough, compact and light, this new model from MSR is an excellent pole for the money, says Alan James - and you don't have to be skiing the backcountry to appreciate it!


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Group Test
Lightweight Compact Trekking Poles

In search of a pole that's as small and light as possible for carrying in a climbing pack or holiday hold baggage, we compare five adjustable-length models at a range of budgets.

C.A.M.P Sky Carbon and Sonic Alu Trekking Poles

Lightweight, compact and well made, C.A.M.P's Sky Carbon and Sonic Alu trekking poles represent pretty good value for money. As these are basically the same pole in either aluminium or carbon fibre, we've reviewed them both in a one-er.

Tour Carbon 3 Poles from Leki

There are many ways to wreck a pair of poles. My favoured approach is to pick a course back and forth across huge piles of unstable moraine whilst carrying a large and overloaded pack. With that in mind, I took a pair of Leki's Tour Carbon 3 poles out on...

MSR Talus TR3 Walking Pole

Walking poles are great opinion dividers. There are those who think they are cumbersome wastes of time, and those who swear by...

Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Poles

Viv Scott reviews Black Diamond's 'Ultra Distance' carbon fibre folding trekking poles. The 3-section Z-Pole design...

Comparison Review

Comparison Review Trekking Poles

Alison Culshaw from Adventure Expeditions offers some tips on choosing trekking poles, and reviews three pairs, each with their own...

Grivel Trail Pole

The Grivel Trail Pole is a compact, lightweight trekking pole, revolutionary in its design and execution, says Mike Kann. "A pole's a pole right?...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon

The Micro Vario Carbon, which is also available in a Ladies and a Strong version as well as with an integrated anti-shock feature, is always the first choice – no matter whether for trekking, multi-day cabin tours or fixed-rope routes.  

MSR® Introduces New Backcountry Pole Line with DynaLock™ Technology

MSR® (Mountain Safety Research), the high-performance outdoor equipment brand, has introduced three new backcountry pole designs for Winter 2018. The Ascent, Explore, and Trail series are designed for snowshoeing,...

Leki Micro Vario Carbon

The Micro Vario Carbon, which is also available in a Ladies and a Strong version as well as with an integrated anti- shock  feature,  is  always  the  first  choice  – whether for trekking, multi-day cabin tours or fixed-rope routes. 

Komperdell Trekking Poles

AS Wimbledon fortnight approaches, it's worth noting that the trekking world owes a nod of thanks to the Murrays and Haleps et al...

NEW Go Pro attachment on the LEKI racing poles

LEKI poles have just got media friendly: they can now accommodate a GoPro. This feature has been added to...

Fizan Compact Poles

Mr Fancati Domenico, (1913-2013), founded Fizan in 1947. A man of vision, he was the first to produce ski poles in aluminium when steel...

CAMP Poles

These ultralight, foldable trekking poles, weighing only 450g per pair for the Sonic Alu and 377g per pair for the Sky Carbon, pack down to just...


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