S&S Archery CL Backcountry Trekking Poles

S&S Archery CL Backcountry Trekking Poles


Made specifically for the Backcountry Hunter, our ultra light custom built Carbon Lite Backcountry Trekking Poles are built to withstand the ruggedness of backcountry hunting. They are sturdy enough to pack out heavy, and light enough that you'll hardly know you have them.

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Price is per pair.

  • Carbon Poles
  • Twist lock 
  • Foam grips
  • Carbide tip
  • 6.3oz each without basket or rubber tip, 7.0oz with
  • Adjustable from 40" to 54" (100 to 135 cm)
  • Compressed length 26"

At S&S Archery we have been using trekking poles for probably the last 5 years or so on all of our backcountry trips.   We, just like a lot of others, used to make fun of the “old” guys using trekking poles and thought they weren’t something we needed.  But all it took for us and the many others who have tried them, is one heavy pack out in some rough / rugged country and you instantly understand their value as a critical item to have in your pack.  We’ll guarantee they will become a must have on your gear list.

Like a lot of products out on the market that we as hunters use they aren’t designed with a backcountry hunter in mind.  They are designed for the average backpacker hiking into a lake a few miles from the trailhead with a 30lb pack.

In our search for the best trekking pole for our needs we found there was a hole missing.  It seems the choices were either ultralight carbon poles that weren’t tough enough for the demands we need, i.e, packing out 100+ lb loads out of rugged country, or they were cheaper heavy aluminum ones or even ones with cheaper locking mechanisms that wouldn’t hold up to the heavy weights.   We have all gone through multiple pairs of trekking poles during the last 5 years which lead us to set out and create our own trekking pole.

Introducing the S&S Archery CL Backcountry Trekking poles!  

The goal was to produce a set in the 14-15oz range made out of Carbon to be as light as possible but still be extremely strong and with tough locking mechanisms to handle the heavy loads.  We also wanted a comfortable grip / handle and a wide comfy wrist strap for those long pack outs.

In the end we couldn’t be more excited with the product we developed.  The total weight came in at a scant 12.6 oz for the set! We tested, abused and used these trekking poles for 1 full year.  They have been on two Exo Mountain Gear Death hikes, in the brooks range of Alaska, the Colorado backcountry, the Idaho backcountry and many places in between.  We have seen zero issues in all that testing; not a broken strap, not a broken tip, nothing!

We are extremely excited to get these out there in our customers hands and see the pics of them being put to use!  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Richard Billings
S&S Archery CL Backcountry Trekking Poles

Absolutely love these. Had an initial pair that I used for regular hiking, but they were no where near as strong or sturdy as these.
I bought these as I am preparing for High Uintah Deer Hunt and needed something stronger as I will be backpacking in and cannot afford anything that is going to fail with a heavy pack.
Multiple training hikes have given me the confidence that I made the right choice, thanks for your excellent product!

Austin Sherwood
Work great!

Everything is as advertised! Work great.

Thomas Okeefe

Very good product for a fair price.

Richard Turner
As advertised

Was exactly what I wanted sturdy and well built

Tom B
Exceeded expectations

i was always skeptical of twist locks so I originally purchased a different brand with snap locks. Not happy with those. Decided to order the S&S poles and wow these things are great. I've been using them steady on training hikes and have never had the twist locks slip. I've been trying to abuse them too and put all my body weight while hiking and they still hold up. Super lightweight too.