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Costco trekking poles

Post by dmthomas49 » April 28th, 2021, 11:19 am

Costco has their Cascade Tech trekking poles for sale ($29.99) at least in Vancouver. First time I will be trying these. My old poles have the locks slip causing several fun collapses. Adjustments are not working well. The Cascade Tech ones are Carbon and 15.8 oz weight. Looking forward to trying them after reading what people have said on the forum.
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Re: Costco trekking poles

Post by adamschneider » April 28th, 2021, 1:24 pm

FYI, Amazon has them too, with two choices of material for the grips: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L2HYPNW/

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Re: Costco trekking poles

Post by squidvicious » April 28th, 2021, 2:07 pm

Careful about posting though--the site seems to be a jinx for poles. No sooner had I commented that I hadn't experienced any issues with the strap adjustment loosening on either set I'd had, than the strap adjustment started loosening on my new set :(

And FYI, the ones on amazon are aluminum.

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Re: Costco trekking poles

Post by dmthomas49 » April 28th, 2021, 2:14 pm

squidvicious wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Careful about posting though--the site seems to be a jinx for poles. No sooner had I commented that I hadn't experienced any issues with the strap adjustment loosening on either set I'd had, than the strap adjustment started loosening on my new set :(
Since you mention strap adjustments, the adjustment on the one pole was loose and I had to work on it. We'll see how they work. My expections for $30 are not too high! ;)
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Re: Costco trekking poles

Post by texasbb » April 28th, 2021, 2:40 pm

adamschneider wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 1:24 pm
FYI, Amazon has them too, with two choices of material for the grips: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L2HYPNW/
I'd go for the Eva grips if you can. Mine are cork, and they have very hard, sharp contours that dig into fingers.
dmthomas49 wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Since you mention strap adjustments, the adjustment on the one pole was loose and I had to work on it. We'll see how they work. My expections for $30 are not too high! ;)
'Nother data point for you: mine are infuriatingly consistent in their loosening. A hard day on the trail will require readjustment every couple of hours at least. :evil:

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Re: Costco trekking poles

Post by adamschneider » April 28th, 2021, 4:05 pm

squidvicious wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 2:07 pm
And FYI, the ones on amazon are aluminum.
Whoops, so they are. The carbon fiber version costs $45 at Amazon. Which grips do the ones at Costco have?

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Re: Costco trekking poles

Post by dmthomas49 » April 28th, 2021, 4:28 pm

adamschneider wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 4:05 pm
squidvicious wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 2:07 pm
And FYI, the ones on amazon are aluminum.
Which grips do the ones at Costco have?
The Costco grips are cork. My current poles have cork. Didn't think I would like them, but I do.
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Re: Costco trekking poles

Post by AlpenGlowHiker » April 29th, 2021, 11:19 am

I also have the costco poles, i have been using them since 2017 and haven't had any issues at all. I've put all my weight on one (200 lbs) and the locks held true, and didn't bend.

The rubber on the top does irritate my palms during the summer months, however, i use a "C" grip (thumb and forefinger) around the tops when descending and that resolves the irritation on my palms..
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