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Montemlife Ultralight trekking poles


“We have a set of trekking poles for you” the email stated.  Would you like to review them?


Well, we use poles a lot, both in the Derbyshire Peak District and the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain.  We bought our first Leki poles in the Alps 18 years ago after watching the French guides on long descents.  We have never looked back, though have tried out a few other models.


We still have those original Leki’s, though now relegated to stand-by duties.  Mike had 2 pairs of Quads, which folded down nice and small, but tended to lock in hot weather.  I bought another set of Leki poles with external locks, which I still use in the UK, but are a bit heavy and tend to collapse when wet.  Up till now, my favourite have been Black Diamond Trail; so how do the Montemlife compare?






Out of the box, the Ultralight poles felt just that; very light and well made.  Weighing 15.2oz (431 grams) just a little less than the BD Trail, they have a nice long foam ribbed han…