PaceMaker Stix Flip Lock “Expedition” Trekking Poles with Vulcanized Rubber Review

These PaceMaker Stix Flip Lock “Expedition” Trekking Poles telescope from 27 – 54 inches, using patented flip-lock, fail safe, locking technology, so that they will accommodate people of all sizes.  They claim to use superior materials compared to other trekking pole manufacturers including 7075 “aircraft grade” aluminum shafts and tungsten steel tips.  The handles are made with absorbent and durable composite cork grips.  These poles are surprisingly lightweight and relatively sturdy, with a weight of about 10 ounces per pole. If you are looking for a great pair of trekking poles, with simplified straps and thicker handles, affording you more flexibility on difficult trails and terrain, then these poles may be for you. Included with these poles are small baskets, snow baskets, and a pair of extended life rubber feet.

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Materials

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Adjustability & Features

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Performance

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Price

These trekking poles are at the mid price range. They are a bit on the pricier side for the value they provide. Will update with our notes on this section as soon as possible. Please see summary below if you can’t wait for us!

Ordering

You can purchase them directly from their website or from Amazon.com here

Conclusion

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PaceMaker Stix Flip Lock

PaceMaker Stix Flip Lock
5

Comfort

5/10

Weight

6/10

Durability

5/10

Locking Mechanism

6/10

Grip

4/10

Pros

  • Sturdy (due to aluminum)
  • Flip locks are nice

Cons

  • Poles are on the heavier side
  • This particular cork grip may cause blisters
  • Cork grip is not 100% cork, mixed with plastic

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