Helinox's TLA130 Adjustable Trekking poles use a twist lock section to vary the length of the pole for varying ascents and descents.
Sold as a pair.
Helinox Passport Trekking poles have been my favourite pole for quite a while now - chiefly because they pack away so neatly and yet are a very tough pole - they seem to be significantly stronger than some other 'lightweight' poles out there.
2014 sees the introduction of the TLA, which is an adjustable version of my favourite pole, using a twist lock arrangement on the top section of the pole they can be adjusted from 115cm to 130cm, yet still pack down to 37cm. This is a good innovation that adds about 22grams to the weight of each pole - so its not onerous. If you like to adjust the length of your poles to suit the terrain these new Passport poles give you access to some quality technology.
Aside from my 'waxing lyrical' the Passport poles have a nice `slim´ grip that works well. The hand loops adjust easily, which is not the same as some other poles where you sometimes struggle to slacken them off - in fact the adjustment may be a bít too easy as the straps loosen on a regular basis - however I find this fine because they can be adjusted back easily.
A great adjustable trekking pole that packs up really neatly.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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