Komperdell Contour Titanal 2 trekking poles are extremely durable and yet lightweight aluminum poles, suitable for any hiking and trekking activities.
Where to buy
- The best place regarding the price and shipping conditions is usually Amazon.com.
The number 2 in the name tells that these are 2-section poles. This is accompanied by a single external lever-type locking mechanism, shown in the picture right. This offers a quite wide length adjustability range, from 105 to 140 cm. The lock is made of a high-density aluminum, it is slim and strong.
The design of these poles is exceptional. The first thing you notice is an unusually lengthy grip section, the main handle in the upper part and a long extension below, in total some 40 centimeters or so. I must say, I have not seen anything like this in any other poles. You may see it in the first picture above.
This is a great feature that allows you to grab the pole at very different positions, which you will surely need on uneven terrain. So in such situations, there is no need to adjust the length through the locking mechanism.
The foam used here is the top quality choice, good in any weather conditions, with gloves or without them, and with a pleasant touch regardless of the temperature. The accompanying strap is easily adjustable, padded and pleasant.
The poles look robust and sturdy and still, they are lightweight. This is partly due to the single lock and partly due to 2 sections only, so there is less overlapping of sections as compared with poles with 3 and 4 sections. This is something I really like in these poles.
The tip has a carbide tungsten end, and you can add a basket here, included in the package.
Technical specifications & summary of features
- Weight: 225 grams (7.9 oz)/pole (without basket); 450 g (15.8 oz)/pair.
- Packed size: 85 cm (33.5 in).
- Max. length: 140 cm (55.1 in).
- 2 sections.
– shafts: titanal 16 mm, 14 mm
– grip: foam
– extended grip: foam.
- Padded strap.
- Power Lock 3 mechanism.
- Vario tungsten/carbide flex tip.
- Winter basket.
- 3 years guaranty, no question asked, free of charge, no matter what happened:
- great adjustability
- good materials
- simple and reliable locking mechanism
- extraordinary long extended foam grip.
- obviously, not so great packed size.
My rate: 9.3/10.
This is a company with a very long history. Founded in 1922 in Vienna, it has been manufacturing walking, hiking, ski, and billiard poles ever since. Nowadays this is one of the leading pole producers in the world. Literally millions of Komperdell poles are presently in use throughout the world.
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