Exped Explorer 130 4-Section Trekking Poles - Pair

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Exped Explorer 130 4-Section Trekking Poles - Pair
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The light and sturdy Exped Explorer 130 trekking poles feature 4 sections, allowing them to collapse down to a mere 20.5 inches in length for superb packability.



  • Closed-cell EVA foam grips with 8° corrective angles feature padded wrist straps that adjust to accommodate bare hands or thick gloves


  • Non-slip grooves help prevent expanders from sliding once the pole length is set; push-button mechanisms in the lower segments click into place automatically


  • Anodized DAC Featherlight aluminum pole sections are light and strong; they are manufactured without the use of nitric or phosphoric acids
  • The Exped Explorer 130 trekking poles come with 2.2 in. summer baskets and 3.1 in. all-around baskets
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Camera mount:No
Grip material:Foam
Locking mechanism:Combination lock
Maximum length (cm):130 centimeters
Maximum length (in.):51 inches
Minimum length (cm):105 / Packed length 52 centimeters
Minimum length (in.):41 / Packed length 20.5 inches
Shaft material:Aluminum
Shock absorbing:No
Weight per pair:14.5 ounces
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Exped Explorer 130 4-Section Trekking Poles - Pair Reviews:



I've just used the poles on a long mountain trekking at Teresopolis (Rio de Janeiro) and they did a great job. I've been using other poles for many years. These from exped get very small, which is perfect when you have some rock climbing passages on the trail (so you put them on the pack), or just to but on the pack for a small route that you won't come back to the base. They are very light. Great grip, and fast colapsing - the first 2 parts have a fixed size, so it makes easy and fast. They do not seem to be the sturdiest ones, but I didn't have any problems walking dozens of kilometers, thousands meters up and down, with heavy backpack on very bad terrain (mud and rocks).
Rodrigo at REI on 07/07/2013

excellent for hiking and snowshoeing

These poles actually lock in place when you extend them, so there's no need to constantly tighten, as there is with other poles once they start wearing out. I'm assuming that because they do lock, that these will last quite a bit longer than traditional twist-locking poles.

Another pro is that these poles are also quite small when you shrink them down, so they're easy to pack.

It did take a little bit to figure out how to lock, unlock, and then shrink them back down, but you figure it out pretty quickly.
Twiga at REI on 05/05/2012

pack beautifully

Took poles to Ireland and used on and off road. Easy to adjust but when extended too far they did easily pull apart. They also were easy to put back together. Tip covers used on pavement wore through quickly. I will have to buy replacements. Being able to pack them in my suitcase (can't do this with any other poles)made them definitely worth the purchase.
GHGail at REI on 10/10/2012