User Review: Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40
Okay for the price.
- Easy to grip
- Baskets fell off
- Locking mechanism flawed
- Not easy to measure length
The poles worked okay for the price. The grips were fairly comfortable if without considerable cushion. The rubber sticks well to your hand, but after a few days of usage there is risk of a blister. T
he poles lock with minimum slippage but to say "quick lock" is an exaggeration. The measurements are confusing so it takes time to ensure equal length on the poles and the system is not easy to lock and unlock so it takes time to go between distances for ascents and descents.
The baskets fell off on mine on day three exposing the sharpened end which would be great for ice, not for mud. The good news is the caked on mud acted like a basket, but this was disappointing. The baskets gripped well while they were on, but mostly dissapointed at how easy the fell off without my knowledge.
The poles were durable and if they sold baskets that would stay on I might use again, but I think I would be better off buying some Lekis.