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Trek Talonz in Backpacker Gear Guide

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:43 pm

The Trek Talonz were reviewed in the 2007 Backpacker Gear Guide. I’ve been using them since they were in the early stages of testing and have been happy with them, especially on steep terrain. The Trek Talonz give you extra traction in all kinds of terrain, and they rotate freely on the pole, reducing the tendency for the poles to unlock.

Some of you have asked where to get these so here is the link: http://www.dgioutdoors.com/trektalonz.htm
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Postby BSquared » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:14 pm

Thanks, Snowy! I'll give those a try when I can -- didn't know they rotated; that's a real advantage. Now, if we can find a set that automatically collapse when they get stuck in a crack...
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:53 am

A Denver station did a short piece on the Trek Talonz. They are in the March issue of Rocky Mountain Sports magazine.

http://www.9news.com/life/programming/s ... ryid=65886



If any of you see me in the mountains, I will have the Trek Talonz for sale. By going thru me its $20, no tax/shipping/handling. :D
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Postby wingding » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:39 am

I have a pair of the trek talonz. They now have a plastic piece that you can attach to the basket to turn it into a snow basket. I might give them a try this weekend.

The trek talonz work better than the standard basket because they rotate, but they do get stuck in bushes along the trail pretty easily. I only use my poles occasionly and it's usually when coming down loose steep stuff, so the the way they stick to bushes isn't a big issue for me. If I were using poles all the time then I probably would go without baskets completely unless hiking in the snow.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:04 am

If you use gaiters, then you know what a hassle it is constantly replacing the “shoelaceâ€
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