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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Switchback

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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Page By: AltitudeSickness

Created/Edited: Jan 3, 2008 / Jan 3, 2008

Object ID: 4457

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Product Description

Tried and true poles that pack down small for easy storage, the Switchbacks offer durability and value. For a collapsed length of 64 cm (25 in) and easy length changes, they utilize a Binary lower and a FlickLock upper adjustment system. The Switchbacks also feature a soft rubber grip, nylon webbing strap, Short Flex Tip and a low-profile, non-snagging trekking basket.

WEIGHT:
576 g (1 lb 4 oz)

COLLAPSED SIZE:
64 cm (25 in)

USABLE RANGE :
102 cm (40 in) - 140 cm (55 in)

User Description

I have climbed mountains for years without poles. Now that I own this set I wonder where my brain was! Using these have shown me that a climber can save energy and increase efficiency in climbing with poles. I love the flexibility of these poles. I am 6'3" and like the quick methods of making adjustments. These poles also break down and collapse down to a great packable size. By comparison to other poles my associates use, this set for the money stacks up very well.

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