Excellent product anti shock works flawlessly. But even better is their customer service one of my wrist straps tore. And they sent me a new pair of poles!!!! Can’t wait to try out there updated rain jacket. A big shout out to Sheldon Wong at montemlife your professionalism is unsurpassed
I purchased the Montem shock absorbing trekking poles for a backpacking trip this past weekend. I wanted the most cost-effective yet highly-rated poles I could find, and these poles hit both marks. They were highly-rated among several lists online, the price was good (due to direct to consumer sales), and the President’s Day sale coupon cinched the deal. The poles did GREAT on the trail which was rocky, mountainous and lots of stream crossings. The length markers on the poles made it super easy to adjust them to the exact length. The shock absorbing feature was ESSENTIAL! Thanks for making a great, yet affordable set of trekking poles!
I just completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. I used these poles the entire way and were extremely happy with them. They are fairly light, comfortable on the hands with the cork and adjustable for any height. I’m 6’2″ and they were perfect. They collapse too so when I stopped in town they could store easier.
The only problems I had were with the negative effects of weather. After 4 months of hiking daily the rain, sweat and constant moisture rusted the pins that secure the pole when you extend it to your desired height. They made it the entire 2,200 miles but I had to jerry-rig them for the last 200 miles. I also had one of the carbide tips fall out somewhere around 1,800 miles in.
All around though, they are much more durable than the lightweight poles on the market that thru hikers drool over. Can’t tell you how many times I saw people with trekking pole issues after spending upwards of $150 on a set. The price is perfect here and I just bought my second set.
Took them on first hike–at quick 1 mile or so. Once I got the adjustment to the height figured out, all was good. It helped with the shock factor. I cannot wait for longer hikes.