Komperdell Approach Carbon Trekking Pole

EXIT POLE

Komperdell Approach Trekking Poles     Photo: Ryan Heffernan

Collapsible trekking poles save space—but those telescoping tubes add weight. Fortunately, a new breed—like Komperdell's Approach Carbon (seen here, $240; komperdell.com) and Black Diamond's Ultra Distance ($150; blackdiamondequipment.com)—fold down into three or four sections, like a tent pole, making them both light and packable.

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