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By shaving ounces, we don't mean trimming your beard before hiking. The Master's X-Light Trekking Poles trim away excess weight with light materials in a trekking pole that's still reliable and tough enough for real world trail conditions. You may be going light, but it'll make a big difference in speed and comfort to take along a set of Extra-Light Poles and distribute your load more efficiently. Your knees and back will appreciate the help from your arms on the hills, and for balance you can't get much more stable than four on the floor. Poles aren't the thing you want to leave behind, even on a minimalist hike, so grab a pair of X Extra-Light Poles and go hard.
- Backcountry Outlet