User Review: Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25 for the pair
Sturdy, easy to adjust, fairly light, value-priced trekking poles.
- Non-padded straps
For the trekker who is looking for a little extra help, some good balance and something to test the ground, these are great poles. They don't offer real shock absorbency, but they are sturdy and comfortable.
The one drawback is that the straps are not padded. I either tape my hand in the web between my thumb and index finger to avoid chaffing or I wear gloves.
Other than that, I'm very pleased.