Ridgeline series poles balance light weight with the strength for trekking, mountain and ski in arduous day trips or week long treks. The Helinox DL135 uses the twice the vertical lever system to adjust the length ( DL Dual Lever)
Vertical Lever Aligning the lever vertically with the length of the pole makes a longer lever possible without creating a protuberance problem. The mechanical advantage of a longer lever makes for easier operation. Deformation of a single locking cam under pressure is substantially reduced by the unique Helinox dual cam system which spreads the load. The reduced cam deformation ensures consistent high locking forces for more reliable performance. The dual cams require less distance between tube and cam for better performance. The unique Lever Resting Zone of the Helinox Lever Lock system relieves all pressure on the mechanism when the pole is compacted and not in use. Locking pressure is more consistent and reliable with the Helinox Lever Lock system.
Sold as a pair.
Helinox's Ridgeline poles are their mid-weight, mid-range poles for 'week long treks or arduous day trips, mountain, ski and trekking'. So they aren't as light as the passport series, nor do they pack as small, but they are a superb trekking pole - why? Because the external locking mechanism is the easiest I've used, I have no doubt they are extremely tough (because the much lighter Helinox Passport series are tough), and they have a good quality foam grip that's ridged down the shaft for extra grip when you're pulling up a steep incline.
Buy these if weight isn't vital but strength and ease of use is.
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