The hybrid, do it all, trekking, ski, compact, expedition, super light, wonder. The Variant Approach has been hiding in our trekking line but has been asked for by our pro’s every spring as they head overseas on expeditions. With it’s 14 oz. per pair total weight and ability to pack to 30” for stowage in duffle bags, on packs, yaks, or in technical terrain, it’s no wonder the Approach is such an all-purpose expedition pole. The short length works excellent in steep accents, and is an ideal tool when the optional Claw self-arrest grips are added. Converts to an avalanche probe with the optional (20” long) probe extender.
Non-slip Ovalized Alluminum upper and oval lock system
Releasable “break away” straps incase the pole gets caught by a tree
Overmolded soft, comfortable grip, great shape for small hands
Built in 6 degree corrective angle on grip
Carbon fiber shaft for excellent swing weight, less drag and low total weight.
Friction zone, on shaft, for adjustment in even the worst weather
Adjustment Range- 30”-49”
Weight 14 oz. per pair with baskets
cluck - Jan 23, 2003 1:05 pm - Voted 5/5Untitled Review