Trekking poles have come a long way since they were called long sticks. However, constantly having to adjust your trekking poles on uneven terrain remains annoying at best and dangerous at worst. With one spring, Austrian company Komperdell has taken most of the hassle out adjusting them with the Komperdell
Instead of reaching down and unclipping a hinge, moving the pole to the desired length and re-clipping the pole, trekkers using the Stiletto simply press a button on the pole grip and the pole descends. This works because the button is spring loaded — no motor required. The Stiletto combines its forward-thinking design with top-of-the-line materials. The bottom of the poles are carbon fiber with a Tungsten/Carbide flex tip. The top of the pole is made of a high-strength alloy called Titanal. These keep the Stilettos light and sturdy.
The Stiletto’s spring mechanism is a seemingly simple change that in practice significantly improves the experience of trekking or ski touring. Being able to easily adjust the poles means that skiers or hikers are more stable when they travel on uneven terrain and makes the Stiletto Tour the single best choice for backpacking, ski touring, and mountaineering. komperdell.com
Length (Compact Version): 105-130cm
Length (Standard Version): 115-140cm
Material:Titanal.HF (top), Carbon (Bottom)