Life-Link Guide Ultra Light
Price Paid: $100
I bought these poles two years ago for approach to a mountain hut with a heavy pack. I was never sold on trekking poles before. Since then I have used them on backpacking trips, snowshoeing, skiing, and on the glacier.
They don't go quite as short as I'd like for air travel but they fit in a large duffel. Having only one adjustment keeps them very light indeed. And the carbon fibre gets rid of any temptation for an anti-shock device.
The basket is fine on trail and neve. In snow I bought the bigger baskets, but have not used them yet. And, while the ability to use as a probe is great, they are no substitute for a real probe -- too short and takes too long to break down.
I love these -- very simple, light enough to bring. Almost never collapses (like other poles I've used).
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This do-it-all, Life-Link trek/ski/expedition pole is the ultimate pole choice for guides and serious adventures. Converts to avalanche probe. Carbon shafts.
- Teton Village Sports
The Life-Link Guide Ultra Light is one of the lightest and most dependable trekking poles on Earth. This do-it-all, trek/ski/expedition pole is the ultimate choice of guides and serious adventurers thanks in part to its easy conversion into an avalanche probe. The Guide Ultra Light packs down to 30in for storage in a duffel bag, atop a yak, or on your pack. Great for steep ascents or use as a spring and winter pole for backcountry skiing or snowboarding. A carbon fiber lower provides incredibly light swing weight, while the snag-proof trekking baskets protect the flex tip, provide grip on steep slopes, and won't catch on passing rocks and shrubberies. Combine the Guide Ultra Light with a set of Snowflake Winter Baskets, and you've got the ultimate 4-season pole.
The Life-Link Guide Ultra Light Trekking Pole is one of the lightest and most dependable trekking poles on Earth. This do-it-all, trek/ski/expedition pole is the ultimate choice of guides and serious adventurers thanks in part to its easy conversion into an avalanche probe.
- Backcountry Outlet
The Guide Ultra-Light is one of the lightest and most dependable trekking poles on Earth! This do-it-all, trek/ski/expedition wonder is the ultimate pole choice of guides and serious adventurers. The Guide Ultra-Light packs down to 30" for storage in a duffel bag, atop a yak, or on your pack. Compactability makes this pole great for steep ascents. The Guide Ultra-Light is also an ideal Spring and Winter pole, when the optional Claw self-arrest grip is added. Can be converted to an avalanche probe.