Reddit Reddit reviews Cascade Mountain Tech Twist Lock Trekking Poles - Lightweight Carbon Fiber with Cork Grip, and Anit-Shock for Walking and Hiking Poles

We found 21 Reddit comments about Cascade Mountain Tech Twist Lock Trekking Poles - Lightweight Carbon Fiber with Cork Grip, and Anit-Shock for Walking and Hiking Poles. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Cascade Mountain Tech Twist Lock Trekking Poles - Lightweight Carbon Fiber with Cork Grip, and Anit-Shock for Walking and Hiking Poles
HIGH QUALITY STRONG VALUE – Poles are built with 100% CARBON FIBER – We source quality material and buy in bulk quantities to be able to offer a high quality poles for everyone. Compare to other brands which save by offering a lower qualityLIGHT WEIGHT & COMPACT POLES – 7.8 oz or LESS THAN a pound - Our Carbon Fiber poles provide hikers, walkers, back packers, campers and many more the best option for a light weight strong pole. You will feel the difference on long hikes or daily walksTWIST LOCK & EXTENDABLE: Need to adjust your pole height when trekking up a hill, or a downward slope? Our twist lock is easy use and reliable for holding the pole in the chosen height position. Extend your pole between 26” and 54”COMFORTABLE CORK GRIP – Cork grips provide exceptional comfort, lower the vibration as you step, and wicks away sweat. Our poles also include tungsten carbide tips and adjustable wrist straps. BONUS tip kit includes snow basket, boots, small rubber feetWE STAND BEHIND OUR BRAND: Let us know if we can help you with your trekking needs or replace any parts under warranty. Our poles were designed to fit the needs of women, men, and kids hiking trips. Try our poles out for your next adventure!
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21 Reddit comments about Cascade Mountain Tech Twist Lock Trekking Poles - Lightweight Carbon Fiber with Cork Grip, and Anit-Shock for Walking and Hiking Poles:

u/CheesyEddie · 8 pointsr/backpacking

If you're looking for a low cost trekking pole, I've always heard good things about the Cascade ones here:

Looks like they're lighter and less expensive than the ones on monoprice. You can sometimes find them at Costco for even cheaper too.

u/Graybealz · 6 pointsr/CampingGear

I'm loving these poles so far. Great price for the quality.
Kelty Cosmic Down is a great down bag that comes in lots of flavors. Not sure how cold it gets at night in Australia. A down quilt would be a good option if it's warm at night. This is a good down throw a lot of people use as a summer quilt.
Here's a great stove option that's a good price for the quality

As for tents and sleeping pads, that depends on how you sleep and if you're looking for a 1 or 2 person tent. The weather also is a factor for sleeping pads.

u/0ptyc · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

A cat food can cooker, also known as an alcohol stove, is certainly a viable option. However, it is a bit more of a hassle than other stoves, which is why I would suggest purchasing a canister stove, like the MSR PocketRocket (there is also a knockoff on Amazon that is like $5 and works just as well, I own it).

Shelter wise, it really depends on if you carry trekking poles or not (which I highly suggest you do - I have [These] ( and they are awesome as well as a great price).

I highly recommend looking at a TarpTent. They are extremely lightweight and not very expensive for the quality you are getting. Note that many of the tents require the use of a trekking pole or two to set up, but a very popular tent, the 2P Double Rainbow, does not.

Sleeping system - I suggest doing some research on backpacking quilts (check out and decide if that is something you would like. If not, and depending on your budget, you could splurge for an extremely nice Western Mountaineering sleeping bag, or take a look at the much cheaper but still nice Kelty Cosmic Down 20 degree. Lots of options here.

Take a look at the Osprey Exos pack. Very lightweight with a great suspension system and nice pocket design. You shouldn't need anything larger than 60 liters or so for a thruhike.

In general, take a look at the various subreddits here (/r/campingandhiking /r/wildernessbackpacking /r/campinggear) as well as BackpackingLight is a huge help with everything gear related. Register an account there and read some forum posts and don't be afraid to ask questions. Do be aware that many of the people there are extremely ultralight and may push you towards gear that you may not be comfortable with. Just let them know your skill and experience level and they will help you out, bunch of good people over there.

Look at people's gear lists that they post and don't be afraid to ask questions. Good luck!

u/AussieEquiv · 3 pointsr/AppalachianTrail

Follow the advice in this post over on /r/ultralight and post here (or there) and it will make it a lot easier for people to offer help/suggestions.

Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fibre Flick Lock Poles are light, cheap and pretty durable for their price point. Note: Rubber handle is cheaper than cork handle. Make sure you get flick lock, not twist lock.

JetBoil (+Accessories) is heavy compared to other gas stoves. Alcohol stoves are lighter again, but definitely more work and require more patience. Going no-cook (not something I would do) can be lighter again...

Tents are traditionally lighter than hammocks, some people prefer sleeping in hammocks...

Good / Light / Cheap. Pick 2 when Sleeping Bags are concerned. Quilts are lighter (but aren't suitable for everyone, I don't like them.) Feathered Friends, Enlightened Equipment get a bit of love, but there are others out there. Need to know what temperature range you're camping in. No point suggesting a 50° bag if you'll be pitching in 10° weather all the time.

u/zorkmids · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

For poles I can recommend the Black Diamond Distance Z-Poles. I've heard good things about the Cascade Mountain carbon fiber poles, which are quite a bit cheaper and lighter.

Like a lot of folks here, I use an Enlightened Equipment Revelation quilt with a Thermarest NeoAir Xlite pad. Highly recommended.

Don't hesitate to mail order. REI simply does not carry some of the best ultralight gear.

u/Stunnagirl · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I just bought these and they are amazing. Also only $29 at Costco.

u/raichud2 · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Yeah I'm thinking I might start with a pair of the cheapest trekking poles I can find to see if I like using them. From what I've read, I'm not sure I'll actually get much benefit out of using them since I row (leg sport) and I have good knees. There's a Chinese brand that has $40 carbon poles on Amazon that actually look like decent quality. Apparently they can sometimes be found cheaper at Costco.

I also saw the Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 on steepandcheap for $184. It's heavier (58 oz. vs. 41 oz.) and bulkier, and I'm trying to decide if that is worth $100.

I checked out the HG Burrow 40 with overfill, and it configures a bit lighter than the EE Rev 30 w/ treated down (and is basically the same price). So HG is the clear winner for a treated down bag, but EE has a cheaper untreated option. Basically the question becomes "Do I want to spend $20 more for treated down?".

u/yardboz · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking
Just finished 70 miles of the Ozark Trail. Really hilly and rocky. Bought these because I wasn't sure I wanted / needed hiking poles. They held up very well, and I ended up enjoying them very much.

u/HobbesWorld · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

They're in store only and you need membership - but I think these are the poles:

Same deal with the socks:

u/Hipster_Redditor · 2 pointsr/GearTrade

You might take a look at these. No camera stud, but they're lightweight carbon fiber, adjustable, and cheap. They used to be carried at Costco but now I can only find them on amazon and the manufacturers website.

u/greenmikey · 1 pointr/Ultralight

If you do not have a Costco membership they are 30 dollars on amazon from Mountain Tech but with 12 dollars shipping.

u/rockyrainy · 1 pointr/China

Buy some hiking poles man. They solve so much problems on ascent.

u/muddledremarks · 1 pointr/hiking

In spring the last couple years Costco has been stocking a set of Cascade Mountain carbon fiber poles. Work great, and I don't mind being rough on them.

Looks like they're on amazon now too:

u/r_syzygy · 1 pointr/hiking

Poles are life-changing. I know they seem dumb. I would likely still think they're silly if I didn't try them out of necessity after nursing an injury. But it makes hiking so. much. faster. and much more comfortable on the down. Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork poles are basically everyone's top pick, but they're expensive. If you're just hiking the PCT, I would go for something lighter, more like the Gossamer Gear LT4 (I have them and love them) - they're more fragile, but I've only ever broken 1 and it was definitely my fault, almost any pole would have suffered some damage. If you want a budget trekking pole to test whether you like it, I think these are what everyone recommends:

I think you can get the same ones at costco?

Anyway, I haven't done any of the PCT in OR or WA, but I live in CA and have explored bits and pieces in Northern CA, Tahoe, and the Sierra. Tahoe is my home away from home if I can call it that, so I love the trail as it goes through there and have hiked and skied parts of it many times. The high Sierra sections should be on anyone's bucket list, but can be so highly trafficked that you can easily find better hikes just one valley or ridge over. I'm also a big fan of California's deserts, but they can be a bit overwhelming to new hikers. A wonderful place to explore in the spring.

I've never gone without a shelter, but have used a tarp and lightweight bug-proof bivy on trips there. Using a standard bivy is a pretty personal preference, but it's definitely an option. I think in OR and WA, I'd be more likely to bring a tent or tarp with a large living space underneath for prolonged rain. You can sleep in just a sleeping bag for weeks at a time in California, nights are usually pretty dry. You don't want to be without bug protection until later in the year.

I use an inflatable air mattress. If you can sleep comfortably on a foam mattress, I suggest getting the lightest one you can find and cutting it at the knees. Otherwise, NeoAir X Lite pads are my favorite.

Usually I'm just wishing for some food thing, or fizzy drinks or something.

I've gotten pretty good at bringing the right things for the conditions and checking everything in my pack when I get back to make sure that it was useful. I literally practice packing on smaller trips just so I don't wish for things and bring anything extra. I really can't think of any non-emergency items that don't get used at some point.

Also, I replaced the Salomon X Ultra 2 with the La Sportiva Ultra Raptor and am a huge fan. The sole is less boxy and has a really great rock plate, the rubber is softer and grippier for climbing things, it's more breathable, and it just fit my foot better. For long distances on trail, Altra shoes are very comfortable, breathable and light - worth checking them out too!

Check out /r/PacificCrestTrail - people are posting their photos/reports of their current thru hikes there

u/B3NLADI4 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

These are a pair of poles I picked up as my first pair. They are generally recommended for beginners. You should pick up a pair, they are great.

u/peeholestinger · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

They also sell them on Amazon if your local Costco doesn't carry them like mine doesn't. Still a good deal at $40.

u/OrganicRolledOats · 1 pointr/ULgeartrade

Not sure if this is allowed on this sub but the Fizan Compact Trekking poles (~6oz each) are on massdrop right now for $59.99. They're worth checking out. I just purchased a pair a few weeks ago.

A cheaper and slightly heavier option are the Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Cork (~8oz each) at $39.99