Cross Country Skis Poles
Swix Comp CT5 ("Click-It") Pole
A light 60% carbon composite pole great for use on groomed classic or skate ski trails. The Just Click system makes it easy to release the strap from the handle without extracting your hand. Perfect for when you have to re-wax mid-trail, get something out of your pack, or pick your little Bunnyrabbit up out of the snow.
Weight: 99 g/m
Swix Carbon CT3 Pole
This is a great pole for keen skiers and recreational racers. With higher carbon content you get a lighter, stiffer pole with better energy transfer. The Carbon CT3 is designed to fit the Triac Basket System (TBS) which means you can swap baskets quickly right on the ski trail (other baskets in the system sold separately). The grip has cork-filled thermoplastic and the Pro Fit 2 strap fits your hand securely.
Weight: 74 g/m
Swix Triac 2.0 Pole
Regular price: $549
Eb's price: $479
Swix's Triac 1.0 was recognized as the best ski pole in the world... and then Swix improved upon it. The Triac 2.0 weighs 5% less than the 1.0, is 18% stiffer, and has an 8% higher tip strength. Using the most advanced materials available, Swix crafts their Triac poles with a triangular cross section - not round - for the stiffest and strongest construction possible.
The pole comes with the carbon reinforced Carbon Leaf basket. Three other basket options - as well as a roller ski ferrule - are available and are easy to switch on the pole and it only takes a few seconds.
Weight: 58 g/m
Swix Triac 2.5 Pole
Regular price: $750
Eb's price: $600
Further advancing their top-of-the-line nordic pole, Swix's new Triac 2.5 is even lighter weight, more stiff, and has an improved swing. They have also coated the fabric of the straps for greater durability. The pole is still built with the triangular cross section unique to Triacs and the basket is easily interchangeable with other baskets/ferrules in the Triac Basket System (TBS - sold separately).
Weight: 56 g/m
Black Diamond Poles Traverse Backcountry
Aluminum backcountry poles with FlickLock Pro adjustability. Black Diamond calls these their "workhorse" pole and they have gotten great reviews online. They've got large baskets, comfortable grips and a secure grip extension for when you need to choke up.
Weight/pair: 585g (145cm), 600g (155cm)
Usable length: 95-145cm (145cm), 105-155cm (155cm)
Collapsed length: 95cm (145cm), 105cm (155cm)