Outside gear business Cnoc is expanding beyond hydration options into lightweight carbon fiber trekking poles for the trail. Produced in the USA, the poles are not only lightweight, but also quickly repairable with off the shelf components in case some thing goes incorrect.
If you are not familiar with Cnoc, they are a small team of 4 hikers primarily based in Portland, Oregon, that set out to develop gear they wanted—but no 1 makes—with minimalist style, fair manufacturing, and lowered influence on the earth. Their motto is, “We make gear lists come correct.”
As there was no huge huge-scale domestic manufacturer of trekking poles, Cnoc turned to Goodwinds Composites. The business manufactures carbon fiber tubes of such top quality that NASA contracted with them to make components for the landing gear of the Mars helicopter, scheduled to land on the Red Planet in 2021. In other words, you know they are going to be tough.
Cnoc also worked with the group to create a new rapid lock for safe length adjustment that functions on friction alternatively of compression, and comfy grips produced of organic, compressed cork or soft EVA foam.
Offered that the carbide guidelines of most trekking poles are the very first point to put on down, Cnoc wanted to make certain these had been quickly replaceable. By way of a basic screw on option, the poles can match the housing of quite substantially any off the shelf carbide tip on the market place when it is time to replace the components.
The Cnoc Poles present a wonderful variety of usable length, from 71 cm for compact storage to 158 cm for taller persons. The additional-extended deployed length also permits for the poles to assistance most shelters in the market place.
Cnoc is at the moment operating a Kickstarter campaign to take pre-orders on the trekking poles. You can opt for either EVA foam or cork grips on the telescopic poles and rates start off at $125. Anticipated delivery is in February.