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Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Pole Product Spotlight

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Pole Product Spotlight

Cascade Mountain Tech, a company out of Washington State, sent each member of Hell Hike And Raft 2015, a set of Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles, and if we were handing out Hell Hike And Raft 2015 tattoos {Which we are not. Those were temporary and a one-time thing!}, attributing awesome products, the Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles would have to be it for me.

Before traversing the Seven Devils Mountain Range I had only used trekking poles for my small day hike up Mt. Whitney and the training just prior. I didn’t really know that I would need them for my Hell Hike And Raft 2015 adventure.

Strapping my Cascade Mountain Tech poles to my backpack went undetected. The weight of these carbon fiber trekking poles sparked my initial appreciation, but before long I leaned into them and ultimately trusted them when I wasn’t sure I could trust the trail or better yet, myself.

After punishing these poles through 3-days of backpacking with hours on end of tough, rugged and ever changing terrain I would recommend them to a friend. As the terrain I encountered was a bit more difficult than I initially anticipated through the Seven Devils Mountain Range, they held up to the challenge. The cork grip provided comfort with the ergonomic shape and during hot days and sweaty hands I didn’t get a single callus or blister. Additionally I appreciated that Cascade Mountain Tech, went the extra step to include four different sets of tips for alternate terrain and activity. They set you up for mountaineering victory right from the start.

The Cascade Mountain Tech poles are worth their weight in gold for long term care of my knees and a preventative measure for immediate injury while on tricky terrain. It’s really hard for me to decide if it was the mile long exposed ridge no wider than two feet, the scree field with my heavy backpack, the dozen or so creek crossings, or the 6000’ vertical descent in 10k that had me most grateful they held up to the pressure.

Photo Credit: TauSpotting.Com

*Your key to safe trekking with these poles just as with any adjustable pole will be to assertively tighten the locks before and during each use.*

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*Thank you Cascade Mountain Tech, for allowing us to field-test your product and introduce your brand to our audience. We appreciate and value your enthusiasm to spotlight your Trekking Poles with an honest and free-spoken review.*

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Reply KovasP
9:45 AM on September 18, 2015 
Great review - I loved how light and easy to use they were and they definitely gave me confidence and support on that long downhill day.