Komperdell C3 Carbon Pro Trekking Poles (2018)
Komperdell C3 Carbon Pro Trekking Poles (2018)
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Inspired by athletes’ spirit of adventure, Austria’s Komperdell has been making ski poles and other alpine gear since 1922. The company’s C3 Carbon Pro trekking poles are ready to help you traverse the mountains with ease Read More

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geokite
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Apr 11, 2019
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Fire the person who couldn't keep the specs on line for these. Got mine from the drop today, the compact version, 23.25 inches long when collapsed and 7.17oz without baskets. How hard is it to get specs correct? Being on my 5th set of poles in my life, maybe I don't know how to work these particular poles; do the tips have to come off to get the length and weight to spec? Edit: in communication with a customer service rep. With the bottom lock open, the bottom section can be pushed in further, but it is still only able to get down to 58cm, not the 57cm listed. Still over weight.
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Apr 11, 2019
TNthePrime
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Feb 5, 2019
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Kind of confused by all the reviews saying they dont lock well. I have had these for a few years and they are absolutely rock solid. Mine weigh 14.5oz and I can put all of my 200 ponderous pounds on them while crossing streams or descending boulder strewn woods and I never worry about slippage. Twist the adjustment with a dime a quarter turn... it doesnt take much. The AL/Carbon bottom section with the mildly flexy tip means that rootballs and crevices in between boulders have a far less chance of snapping your pole or bending them. I am constantly amazed how these handle those incidents. Full disclosure, I did snap them in the white mountains stepping off an icy stair ladder. After planting both in the ground and placing my weight on them, stepping off the bottom rung I slipped and fell backward holding the grips. The bottom rung of the ladder created a fulcrum and the poles broke in perfect a manner that would have snapped any pole, AL or carbon. But thankfully Komperdell replaced them no questions asked with a new pair in under two weeks.
Feb 5, 2019
Zifban
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Feb 4, 2019
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It's unclear whether the sale is for a single or a pair of poles. Can someone clarify please?
Feb 4, 2019
packeteer
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Oct 4, 2018
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anyone know how they compare to the Zpacks poles?
Oct 4, 2018
vertigo220
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Jul 14, 2018
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Why these over Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles (https://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-Trail-Trekking-Poles/dp/B07CLDSF8L/ref=pd_day0_hl_468_2) or something similar. Those are a good bit cheaper on sale, only 34g/1.2oz heavier, extend to the same length but collapse down much smaller, and are aluminum (won't shatter, but could bend, and *possibly* less shock absorption, though one reviewer said they seem comparable to carbon fiber poles). Also, looking at reviews for these elsewhere, there are a lot of complaints about the locking mechanism either being difficult to use or flat out not working, whereas the Black Diamond locking mechanism seems to be very well-liked. So for those interested in or buying these, why these over something like the BDs?
Jul 14, 2018
treal512
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Aug 25, 2018
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Well said. That is the main thing that worries me about these as well- the locking mech. I'll be holding for cork.
Aug 25, 2018
gdwilkerson
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Oct 4, 2018
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I agree with regard to cork. I have found my Leki cork has lasted more than 20 years. Foam, not so much.
Oct 4, 2018
Lemerick
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Jul 13, 2018
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How do these compare to something like the Foxelli carbon trekking poles which have a similar weight and sell on Amazon for $60?
Jul 13, 2018
mgardneraa
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Jul 13, 2018
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As far as I know they are made in Austria to higher standards of better quality materials. Three year warranty compared to?? Designed to be used in cold weather so tubes less likely to snap. Of course it's your money
Jul 13, 2018
johnnyray3
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Mar 6, 2018
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214 grams per pole is 7.5 ounces (very light)
Mar 6, 2018
johnnyray3
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Mar 6, 2018
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weight is per pole.
Mar 6, 2018
Loki5
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Mar 5, 2018
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Am I correct in assuming that the weight listed is for the pair, not per pole?
Mar 5, 2018
TheBeardedCakeasaur
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Dec 27, 2017
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Can anyone provide feedback on these poles using a a Tarp-Tent (like the High Route) or just a Tarp in general? Are they sturdy enough? I have two sets of Kelty trekking poles that I have no issue with, that are tanks... but they are as heavy as tanks in comparison.
Dec 27, 2017
ChrisinQueens
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Feb 8, 2018
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I know you asked this a while ago, but seeing as this drop was re-actived today... I use the C3 Compact with my Tarp Tent Protrail with no problem at all. They are SUPER light and extremely strong. I'm only 5'4" so the 120 cm is long enough for me and the Protrail which has an optional 113cm pole. But I would check the tent specs and usually it will tell you what the minimum length you need is. Like I know there is an SMD tent that needs at least 122cm.
I had lots of ankle instability problems last year (I had to get my ankle ligaments rebuilt over the winter.) On a hike in the early fall, my ankle gave out and I fell down an embankment and bent my Mountainsmith pyrite aluminum poles (and that's a heavy pole!) They weren't salvageable so I bought these C3 Carbon Compacts. Fast forward three trips - ankle gave out again. The Komperdell C3 didn't bend (its carbon) nor did it snap. I was very pleased with their performance!
Coming off the Kelty poles they will feel weird at first because they are so light. But your hands/arms will thank you after 15 miles or so.
Feb 8, 2018
TheBeardedCakeasaur
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Feb 8, 2018
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Thank you!
Feb 8, 2018
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