The new CTR-65 Ion carbon trekking poles from Easton will help lighten the load on your backcountry adventures this summer. Weighing just 1.1 lbs per pair, these carbon trekking poles will make a nice accompaniment to your new Easton Kilo ultralight tent.
Easton's bread and butter is the manufacturing of high-strength, lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber tubing so you know their carbon trekking poles will deliver on durability and performance. With both winter and summer baskets, the fully extended pole length is 55 inches (140 cm) and collapses down to 32.7 inches (83 cm), enabling you to store them in your duffel bag for the flight or drive to the trailhead.
The CTR-65 trekking poles are extremely lightweight, even if they may not fall into the ultralight category such as poles from Gossamer Gear. In order to get down to 3 ounces per pole however, you lose out on key functionality such as being collapsable, height adjustability and wrist straps.
The CTR-65 Ion carbon trekking poles feature Easton's Rock-Lock joint that fuses the pole sections securely together at your desired height position. The Rock-Lock allows you to easily adjust your pole height on the fly to match the current terrain, as the lever can be locked and unlocked for collapsing without losing locking tension.
An extended EVA grip and adjustable strap add more terrain flexibility and comfort. Best of all, the Easton CTR-65 Ion carbon trekking poles are pretty affordable at $99 retail and are available now.