User Review: Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock
Price Paid: € 89
One day this summer a group of friends and myself went on a hike in the Austrian Alps. Our goal was the summit of a 3300m high mountain called "Muntanitz". As we wanted to start, I realised that I have forgotten my poles at home. A friend of mine offered me to use his Komperdell Contour Titanal poles for these two days because he doesn't use them often anyway.
My luck, because: oh boy, these poles only weigh a fraction of my old Leki poles and they are still extremely robust! Also the extended foam grip feels very comfortable and it doesn't get slippery from your sweating palms on a long hike.
The processing of the Contour Titanal poles is really state of the art and again, the lightness doesn't mean that they are less sturdy. One of the poles has a small toy-like kompass built into the grip. Imho it's more a gimmick than really useful. It doesn't replace the real thing which should be always in your backpack.
Conclusion: one week later I bought one myself and I'm still very pleased with this decision. My old ones...RIP....