By enhancing stability and reducing fatigue, the Kelty Upslope 2.0 trekking poles help you better enjoy your time on the trail. Telescoping adjustability lets you set the poles at a comfortable height.
Upslope 2.0 poles are constructed of lightweight, durable 6061 anodized aluminum. Three adjustable sections with reliable twist-lock mechanisms provide a maximum length of 53" and allow the poles to pack down to 27.25" in length.
Extended EVA foam handles provide a comfortable and secure grip while padded wrist straps increase comfort and take wear and tear off of your skin.
The non-slip carbide tips provide purchase on varying terrain and rubber tips are included to allow the Upslope 2.0 poles to be used indoors or on improved surfaces.
The Kelty Upslope 2.0 trekking poles are sold in pairs and also include trekking baskets.
- Non-slip carbide tip for secure pole plants on various surfaces
- Includes: protective cap, trekking basket and rubber tip for concrete surfaces
- Padded wrist strap for added comfort
- Extended EVA foam grip for padded comfort
- Reliable twist-lock mechanism provides easy length adjustment
- Replacement trekking baskets, rubber tips & snow baskets available (sold separately)
- Sold in pairs
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Warranty Lifetime Type Aluminum Shafts Minimum Length 25.5" (65 cm) Maximum Length 53" (135 cm) Item Weight 18.5 oz/pair
Real Customer Reviews
- To be fair, I was very rough on them
Likes: I really, really, am glad that I purchased trekking poles for my Mt. Whitney hike. By the end I was nauseous and fatigued so these poles kept me upright. I probably put the majority of my weight on them for a lot of the 22 mile hike, so around mile 14 I kept saying how impressed I was with these poles.
Dislikes: Shoot, spoke too soon. The next mile the telescoping adjustability broke on one of the poles so had to be duct taped on the trail to keep me vertical. Another piece of my gear that had to be left behind in Lone Pine.
- Not bad for the price
Likes: These work work well as poles to have as a backup pair, or for someone just starting out. Affordable price, and they do the job.
Dislikes: Twist locks aren't always the easiest to use. Also, the screw-on baskets kept getting unscrewed along the way, so beware of losing them.
- Easy to use and the price is right.
Likes: These are simple and sturdy and the quality is good for the price.
Dislikes: I don't know that I'd change anything.
- Good value for the price!
Likes: Poles are sturdy, nice hand grips, lightweight.
Dislikes: You have to really tighten down the trekking baskets, or you will lose them. (I lost two within the first two miles I used these. Also, you must be careful to really tighten down the sections, or they will collapse when you put weight on them.
- Nice entry level poles.
Likes: Beefy and stable, especially when using them to set your tent up. Good (cheap) for people that are unsure if trekking poles are for them. Your arms will get a workout with these.
Dislikes: Heavy. Locking mechanism is not the best.
- Great poles for the price
Likes: I've been hiking with these poles a few times (any trekking poles actually) and don't know what I was missing. My knee no longer hurts after a hike and I feel much more stable going downhill than before. For price, these are great quality and seem to be a great starter for someone just getting into hiking like myself.
Dislikes: The grip loops aren't easily adjustable so I find myself gripping lower on the handle than I'd like. I'm sure there is an easy way to reduce the size of the loop which would put my hands at the top of the grip so just need to figure this out and I'll be completely happy with these poles.
- Quality trekking poles for the price!
Likes: I can't get enough of how much they cost and the amazing quality you get from these poles. Bought these for the wife. She has a damaged nerve on her left leg making it difficult to hike as a biped. Most of her weight are placed on the poles and so far, no problems have occurred. On another note, foam grips are a plus!
- Great for the price
Likes: My son and I got these to try out hiking poles. These were very comfortable and collapsed down easily for storage/transport. I don't know how durable they will be though.
Dislikes: None so far.
- Good value
Likes: Value, good strong poles for cost
Dislikes: Adjustment could be easier but not bad for cost of poles.
- For the price, these poles are a great value. I was looking for a quality trekking pole without spending to much, as I wasn't sure if I was going to like using them on hikes. These poles are durable and have comfortable grips for all day hiking
Likes: Comfortable foam grips, lightweight aluminum construction, twist locks keep pole length constant even when ascending or descending steep hills, carbide tip gives good grip on a variety of surfaces
Dislikes: None so far, time may tell though.
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