Helinox Passport TLA130 Trekking Poles

130cm Max. Length / Adjustable / Packed Size: 37cm
Weighs 200g (each pole)
Code: SS14362
  • £148.99
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Helinox's TLA130 Adjustable Trekking poles use a twist lock section to vary the length of the pole for varying ascents and descents.

Helinox says: Passport series poles provide the lowest weight and the most compact size for the wilderness, on trails and in the urban environment. Passport series poles are suited for moderate to arduous overnight or day trips.
 
The Tension Lock models 'new generation' walking poles are ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact, strong and reliable. The TL poles (also known as 'trekking poles' or 'hiking poles') are suited for all general bushwalking.
 
The TL130 is adjustable in length with the twist lock system.This radical step forward in walking pole technology achieves entirely new levels of lightweight strength, compactness, operating simplicity and economy - making walking poles considerably more 'user friendly' than ever before.

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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  • Super strength of exclusive DAC TH72M alloy - the world’s best.
  • Ultra lightweight for best performance.
  • Simplest one press button operation with twist lock length adjustment
  • Quality foam grips with 'wicking' wrist straps.
  • Solidly mounted tungsten carbide tips.
  • Rubber tip covers supplied - suited for pavement use.
  • Extremely compact for stowing - ideal for walkers who travel.
  • The simplest, lightest and most compact walking pole.
  • Tension lock (TL) mechanism secures 'folding' sections together
  • Internal cord is tensioned as upper section is extended
  • Single button lock secures cord tension
  • Pole sections are physically 'stacked' in series for immense strength
  • Button is depressed for instant tension release to fold and compact
  • Weight: 200g per pole
  • Packed size 8 x 5 x 37cm
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
June 8, 2016 |
Too light?

Ideal for light trekking but I wouldn't recommend them for anything more arduous than that. They are super light and fold up very small but are a little flimsy as a result. They are useless in snow. With a snow basket fitted they get stuck slightly which means you have to pull against the tension lock system to free them. The tension lock system only survived a few hours before breaking.
I contacted Helinox for some direction on how to repair them but they didn’t respond.

June 25, 2015 |
Helinox passport 125 poles

Used them on GR20 where one snapped on day 1 sending me face first on the ground. Learned they are quite delicate! Very light and compact to store. Difficult to pull out from deep snow as they only work in compression. Could use larger baskets to avoid sinking in snow. . You need to get to know them a bit. Very well manufacturedGood product

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