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The MSR Deploy TR-2 Trekking Pole is a trekking pole for winter exploration in the backcountry. The two section pole comes in a pair, featuring a SureLock; system that holds on tight at the height you set them. For one handed adjustments on the fly, utilize the Trigger Release, so you can go from short to long depending on the uphill, downhill, or obstacle ahead. The adjustable straps Fit over gloves and breakaway, in case a pole gets stuck along the way. Grab the ergonomic grip with confidence and the included MSR Snow Baskets will keep you moving in packed and shallow Snow. Hiking or Snowshoeing, get your fill of winter fun. Features of the MSR Deploy TR-2 Trekking Pole SureLock(TM) adjustment system prevents loosening and slipping during use One-handed trigger release lets you change the length of the pole quickly and easily to adapt to changing terrain, even while wearing gloves Adjustable straps and comfortable grips 7000-series aluminum is lightweight and very strong Poles can be fully collapsed or extended with a single movement Sold in pairs Breakaway Winter Strap: Designed for glove-friendly adjustments and will force-release if pole gets lodged during a fall Effortless Swing: Low-profile adjustment High on the pole reduces shaft weight for an effortless swing Ergonomic Grip: Comfortable grip Features a catch for raising AT and Snowshoe heel lifts Snowshoeing, ski touring, or winter hiking across the backcountry's closely stacked, complex contour lines, nothing will support you like MSR's Deploy TR-2 poles Breakaway, glove-adjustable straps and ergonomic, Dual-Density grips ensure comfort and control
When you're in the resort, a broken pole is an inconvenience--in committing alpine terrain, not so much, which is why you see seasoned backcountry adventurers sporting poles like the light, adjustable, and bomber MSR Deploy TR-2. It's slightly heavier than its big brother the TR-3 and doesn't collapse quite as much, but it's still a high-end, heavy-duty backcountry stick. Unlike most adjustable poles, the TR-2 has a glove-friendly one-handed Trigger Release adjustment system, allowing you to easily and meaningfully adjust your poles to the terrain--anyone who's skinned up more than three switchbacks in their life knows that stopping on every one to adjust your poles just isn't worth it, but the TR-2 is so easy to use that you might start rethinking your system. It also has a freeze-resistant SureLock System that won't slip at the most critical time, or become impossible to adjust in icy conditions. Even the grip is thoughtful and well-designed, with a easy-adjust Breakaway Winter Strap that force-releases if the pole gets lodged, saving your shoulder and your gear from inopportune destruction. MSR also gave the grip a small hook, making it easy to adjust tech bindings and climbing bails, or to scrape heavy snow off your skis. Throw in a light and strong shaft made of aerospace-grade aluminum, and you've got a pole that's more useful than you are, and probably tougher too.
The MSR Deploy TR-2 snowshoe poles offer quick 1-handed adjustments and are best used for snowshoeing, ski touring and winter hikes where the poles are used mostly in hand.
MSR Deploy TR-2 Backcountry Poles - The Deploy TR-2 Backcountry Poles from MSR are ideal for snowshoers and winter hikers who want one-handed length adjustments. The two-section hydroformed shafts are built of light, strong and reliable 7000-series aerospace-grade aluminum. The poles feature Trigger Release, MSR's exclusive glove-friendly, one-handed adjustment system providing the fastest, easiest response for matching pole length to terrain. This revolutionary mechanism offers unique on-the-fly adjustability. The poles are built around MSR's zero-slip SureLock System, a freeze-resistant, positive-locking mechanism that delivers the confidence of no-slip performance in all conditions. And a low-profile adjustment high on the pole reduces shaft weight for an effortless swing. A comfortable grip features a catch for raising AT and snowshoe heel lifts and the breakaway Winter Strap is
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