User Review: Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
You cannot count on these poles to lock everytime.
- LOVE the light weight
- Great hand grips
- Not dependable to lock.
- Very expensive for something that you cannot count on.
I bought these poles spring of 2011. From the beginning I had trouble getting them to lock. Being I use them for my tent support I found it most frustrating.
Sometimes it would only take twisting them for a few seconds or a minute, other times I would work on it up to 10 minutes. At that time it finally worked or I just gave up. I could get one to lock but not the other one, or both.
Sometimes if I wetted the inside lock rubber washer it would catch. Several times I had to hike with one pole or none because of them not locking. I have had to look for branches to set my tent up with. Being many other people have also had this same problem I don't understand why they don't fix the problem at Gossamer Gear.