MSR Flight 3

photo: MSR Flight 3 alpine touring/telemark pole says:
Fly up hills and soar over rough backcountry terrain with the MSR Flight 3 Pole. Made of tough, aircraft-grade 7000-series aluminum that collapses down to a circus-midget-short 57cm (the shortest collapsed height of any MSR pole) and featuring a freeze-resistant, one-hand SureLock system, the Flight 2 can stand up to whatever punishment you dish out without slowing you down on the skin track or the descent. The locking mechanism is so easy to use that you might actually start shortening your poles to make switchbacks easier, and strong enough that it can support nearly 250lbs of force, so it won't collapse if you're givin' it hell to get through a tight spot. The Flight 2 is also designed to keep you, and itself, in one piece, with a breakaway strap that pops out of the grip if the pole gets lodged, saving the shaft and your shoulder from inopportune season-ending destruction, and a grip catch so you won't pop out your shoulder or hurt your back fiddling with climbing bails or tech bindings.


Price Historic Range: $84.47-$129.95


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