Lightweight, versatile, convenient trekking pole mounts
There's a certain poetry to the dance between man and nature as he ventures through the world's untamed beauty. The tools we use to aid this dance are a key part of the composition. Among these, a stand-out participant emerges from the ranks of Spuds Adventure Gear: the Stick Stashers, with a $29.99 price tag that seems a small price to pay for the convenience it offers.
Imagine navigating the rhythm of a boulder field, or orchestrating the intricate ballet of a steep scramble. The Stick Stashers' magnetic quick-connect system for trekking poles gives you the freedom to flow unencumbered through such terrain, with a simple and seamless solution to stow your poles on your pack in the blink of an eye.
Designed to be a perfect fit for trekking poles with a 16mm shaft diameter, this gadget grants you the liberty to explore the contours of our planet unhindered. Whether your trusted ally in this dance is Leki, Black Diamond, or REI, rest assured, the Stick Stashers will not disappoint. With a weight of a mere 1.7oz, these gems can be installed using the four titanium screws included, without adding an intrusive burden to your trek.
A word to the wise: It's best to affix your Stick Stashers to side webbing rather than cordage for optimal performance. And while the maneuver of attaching and detaching your poles may seem a bit peculiar at first, it's much like learning a new step in a dance – soon, it becomes second nature.
The only hiccup is that the 16mm connection might be located in the middle or lower part of your pole, hindering the ability to fully collapse it. This feels like a bit of an oversight, but certainly not a deal-breaker.
With all things considered, the Stick Stashers promise to be an innovative addition to your gear. Much like a well-choreographed routine, the ease and efficiency they provide could make the difference between a fraught struggle with the wilderness, or a beautiful, effortless dance with it. Quite the tempting proposition, isn't it?
- Magnetic Quick-connect System: The Stick Stashers use a fast-connecting magnetic system to mount your poles on your pack, enhancing ease of use and making it possible to store poles swiftly.
- Versatility: Designed to fit a variety of trekking poles with a 16mm shaft diameter, including models from reputable brands like Leki, Black Diamond, and REI.
- Lightweight: Weighing in at just 1.7oz, they add minimal weight to your pack, allowing you to maintain agility and speed during your adventure.
- High-quality Construction: The package includes durable titanium screws, indicating a thoughtful and quality-centric design approach.
- Freedom to Move: These mounts free up your hands, allowing for better balance and flexibility while tackling challenging terrains.
- Attachment Location: The ideal spot for the 16mm connection might be in the middle or lower part of your trekking pole, potentially hindering the pole's ability to fully collapse.
- Learning Curve: The motion of attaching and detaching the poles can be a bit awkward at first and may require some practice to get used to.
- Attachment Restriction: These mounts work best when attached to side webbing rather than cordage, limiting the places you can securely fix them to your pack.
- Specific Size Requirement: The Stick Stashers only fit poles with a 16mm shaft diameter, limiting compatibility with other poles.