Zpacks Minimalist Trekking Pole
When weight is at a premium, our Minimalist Trekking Poles allow you to navigate the most rugged of terrain without sacrificing performance or function. These stripped-down, foam handle, trekking poles are made from ultralight, ultra-strong carbon fiber, and feature a sturdy twist locking mechanism.
In addition to being one of the lightest trekking poles available, our Minimalist Trekking Poles were specifically designed to be used in the set up all of our Plex tents; excluding the Altaplex.
- Comfortable foam grip absorbs sweat.
- 100% carbon fiber shaft for superior strength and lower weight.
- Wrist strap.
- Sturdy twist locks can be hand-tightened.
- Height adjustment lines.
- Rubber "road tip" included.
- Replacement tips available here.
- All Zpacks gear has a two-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.
5.1 oz (144 grams) per pole including wrist strap and basket.
Optional road tip: .4 oz (12 g)
Maximum Length to 'stop' line: 52" (132 cm)
Collapsed Length: 24.25" (61.5 cm)
- trekking pole tent
- cork grips
These poles are very light, however the overall quality is lacking. I had one pole fail, and to be fair, ZPacks replaced it, but it was pretty disappointing. I have also had an issue of the plastic piece between the sections coming loose and sliding down the poles, while this does not have any impact on the functionality of the poles, it sucks.
I’ve used these poles several times and love their light weight and mobility. No arm or wrist fatigue, agile and sturdy. Using the screw adjusters took some getting used to coming from fast lock clamp style poles, but they held my trekking pole tent just fine. Very pleased.
Good Value for Crazy Light Poles
Took a chance on these since there weren’t any reviews when I bought them. They are definitely minimalist, but that’s what I was looking for. The hand straps don’t have any padding and the grip doesn’t go down as far as other poles. Totally okay with me for how light these are. There was a bit of a small, annoying rattle sound on the internals of the twist lock. Turns out the screw for the twist lock has a small spring on the shaft. This vibrates a bit when the pole hits the ground. Added a small O-ring to each of them and it is silent now. Overall a great buy compared to other poles at this weight. Just wish they had cork grips.
First trip with these was to the GC and they were much appreciated. Very light and comfortable. I had a problem with one of them but Zpacks made it right. Not sure if it was a manufacturer fluke or I did something ****** adjusting but the replacement has been solid. Like all twist locks you have to be a little more careful. The price is crazy compared to the market.