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    Default Gossamer Gear LT5 3 Piece Carbon Poles

    Anyone have experience using these trekking poles? Sturdy? Locking mechanism is solid?

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    Yes. I use them. No issues with locking mechanisms.

    Just finished the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, CA with them.

    https://www.gossamergear.com/product...ing-poles-pair


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    Quote Originally Posted by tflaris View Post
    Yes. I use them. No issues with locking mechanisms.

    Just finished the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, CA with them.

    https://www.gossamergear.com/product...ing-poles-pair


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    Thanks. How many days have you used them?

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    I have a set and really like them. I'll say they have had about 10 days of hard use and some light ones as well. The locking mechanism works great and I've yet to have they slip. Now...I did break the lower section of one pole earlier this summer. I planted it on a rock, then slipped. The pole tip slid off the rock, got jammed up between other rocks and that was it. CS was great to work with and explained how to remove the broken section since it was still locked inside the middle section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spfleisig View Post
    Thanks. How many days have you used them?
    A whole whopping 14 days.


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    I dont have them.
    They did catch my eye because i prefer 3 piece for travel.

    I saw review somewhere which described as pretty flexy

    No GG carbon pole has ever been described as "sturdy" that i know of.

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    I have them and really like’em. The locking mechanism works OK. If you stumble and come down hard on a pole, the lower nut slips, which is a good thing, otherwise, you could snap the pole. The baskets, however, really suck! If you hike in any kind of brush they snag, a lot. I swapped out my old Leki baskets ( which fit just fine), so problem solved. The only other nit is that the straps are the same, no left or right. The problem is that the tag end of the right strap rests over your hand and flops back and forth when you walk, a minor inconvenience. All that being said, these poles are crazy light and I highly recommend.


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    I run mine at about 130 - 135 cm and do not find them to flex enough to notice.
    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    I dont have them.
    They did catch my eye because i prefer 3 piece for travel.

    I saw review somewhere which described as pretty flexy

    No GG carbon pole has ever been described as "sturdy" that i know of.
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