User Review: Swiss Gear Hiking Pole
Price Paid: achievement award
I received a set of Swiss Gear hiking poles as an award at my company. On the outside, they look nice (cork handles, nice anodized finish, etc). The mechanical workings are another story.
I noticed something was loose inside both poles. They were the nuts used to tighten the pole segments to prevent them from slipping. This made the poles totally useless. My company gave me another new set and these poles have the same problem.
I do not know how quality control missed this on both sets. I have tried to use pieces from both sets to just get one set but have been unsuccessful due to the breakage of the cheap camlocks used inside the poles.