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.
Price is per pair.
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.
I was initially skeptical of the internal locking mechanism but once I tried them out they held as advertised. Super light weight and easy to adjust on the fly. There was an issue with the wrist strap piece and S&S sent a replacement that same day. Awesome poles and customer service!
Decided to purchase these for my September Elk hunt in ID, had a trip planned to Glacier National Park so I went ahead and purchased for hiking on this trip-placed order on Sunday, leaving Friday morning for GNP(my fault for not giving much shipping time). Long story short, first shipment was not going to arrive in time, I contacted Rob at let him know my situation, he immediately had another set shipped out to me that should have arrived day before my trip, shipping carrier took their sweet time and ETA of this set was day I was leaving on a 7am flight, again contacted Rob and he sent out a 3rd shipment of poles NDA which arrived day before my trip. I cannot say enough about the superb customer service and going the extra mile to get the trekking poles to me for my trip.
The poles were great, light to carry around both in use and in my pack, super sturdy-no issues with descending rocky technical trails, would highly recommend the product and cannot say enough great things about S&S customer service!
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!
Everything is as advertised! Work great.
Very good product for a fair price.