Hello and welcome to my review on Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles – My Christmas Present To My Husband And Myself!
After posting my article “WALKING STICK, HIKING POLE, OR TREKKING POLES – FINDING THE BEST FIT FOR YOU”, I realized that as a lover of hiking and camping, that trekking poles were something I knew nothing about until I had recently researched them for my post. It was time to “practice my preaching”, and really look into a set for my husband and myself!
I searched for trekking poles at Sporting Goods Stores, and found many great sets, but honestly, their price caused me to back off a little. As a first-time user of trekking poles, I really didn’t want to invest that much money into something to start off with.
I began searching on Amazon, and after locating quite a few very reasonably priced trekking poles, I finally made a selection and ordered the Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles as a Christmas Present for my husband and myself. I must say that “Santa” did an excellent job on this Christmas Present – my hubby and I are 100% pleased with them!
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PRO’S OF CASCADE MOUNTAIN TECH TREKKING POLES:
High Quality “Aircraft Grade” Aluminum
Lightweight & Compact Poles – 10.4 ounces each
Quick Lock & Extendable – Easy and reliable for holding the pole at the desired height ranging from 26″ – 54″
Supreme Comfort – Cork grips provide comfort, lower the vibration as you step, and wicks away sweat. The extended EVA grip offers relief for a quick transition on the changing terrain. Poles also include adjustable wrist straps.
Bonus Tip Kit & Carry Bag – Poles come with tungsten carbide tips, along with snow baskets, sand/mud baskets, rubber boots, rubber tips, trekking pole clip, and carry bag. Dimensions Of Bag: 25″ x 5.25″
Have A One-Year Manufacturers Defect Warranty
CONS OF CASCADE MOUNTAIN TECH TREKKING POLES:
Not Spring Loaded
One review said the trekking pole locks did not hold up
As you can see from the Comparison Chart above, the Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles hold their own with 4.7 out of 5 stars, and in price, there is only one brand that costs just $1 less, making them an exceptional buy!
As far as my and my husband’s experience with the Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles, it has been 100% great from the time we opened the box from Amazon!
There was a tag on the carry case that gave a few basic guidelines on how to adjust the trekking poles, along with a website address to Cascade Mountain Trekking Poles for additional information on using the trekking poles, how to change the tips and baskets, and the proper use for each of them.
Setting them up to fit our heights was very easy. Once you get the pole height adjusted correctly, the instructions tell you to make sure you have the adjustment screws tight enough and the push-in latch is locked properly. To test the trekking poles, you are advised to put the tips on the ground, one at a time, and push down with your weight. If the screws and locks are adjusted properly, the trekking poles will not slide back into themselves. I had to have my husband get the screws tighter and push in the locks for me, because I do not have very much strength in my hands. He said the adjustment was very simple, and after he adjusted his and mine, both sets of trekking poles held up to our weight bearing down on them just fine, with absolutely no slipping into themselves at all.
On our first hike, which was on our 1/2 mile gravel driveway, with the last 1/4 mile uphill, we were surprising pleased how much the Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles helped us make it to the top of the driveway! From the very beginning of our hike, just using the trekking poles in the proper way – pulling your arms out from your shoulders, not just from your elbows, to get a full range of arm, shoulder, core, and back muscles engaged, we could feel a major difference in our step distance increase.
Using this same method of walking with the trekking poles, we started on our 1/4-mile ascent to the top of our driveway. We were really amazed at the difference the Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles made in our ability to hike much easier, with the trekking pole tips digging into the gravel, helping us to propel forward and upward with much greater agility. We made it to the top of the hill faster and easier than ever before!
Before our descent back down the driveway, we lengthened the trekking poles to account for how the downward slope would affect the proper 90 degree angle the trekking poles should have. Again, we were very pleasantly surprised at the amount of confidence and stability they gave us as we hiked down the hill at a much faster, easier pace than usual!