The Magico poles are hybrid adjustables that are stronger than most. Ski Trab integrated Kevlar into the coiled carbon fiber lower to add a second layer of strength where you need it most. The coiled design is meant to provide these poles some give before they catastrophically snap, like some fiber poles, and the dual construction offers the benefits of two ultralight and strong fibers. The upper shaft is 16mm of worry-free Ergal aluminum. They are combined with a geared snap-lock system that’s as reliable as you make it. The impressive design continues into the baskets, which are toothed to add extra grip and are flat in front so the tips aren’t pushed out of hard snow. A great all-rounder.
- Carbon-Kevlar technology reinforces the lower shaft.
- Evo baskets are ¾ circles with mini-teeth underneath.
- Foam grips are adorned with adjustable Alp Clip straps.
- Evo segment locking system is adjustable and reliable.
- 16x0.8mm Ergal aluminum upper shafts are bomber.
- Adjustable in length from 105cm to 145cm.
Update 2019/20: Ski Trab gave these poles a new coat of paint, but otherwise they remain the same.
|Lengths (cm)||Adjustable 105-145|
|Basket & Tip||Evo 3/4 basket, hardened tip|
||Ergal aluminum, carbon fiber, kevlar|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Kevlar reinforced lower|
|Bottom Line||Great all-round pole|
|Compare to other Adjustable Ski Poles|
Questions & Reviews
My only criticism aims at the Evo baskets. Where the pole cuff and the 3/4 basket adjoin, the material is thinner than it should be and fails relatively quickly. After about 1300 miles, both of mine failed within a two-day period, likely due to plunging through the crusts that accompany springtime. BD powder baskets have been a worthy and very durable replacement.
The handle-end of the pole is nice for scraping snow of the topsheet while moving, but still provides a nice surface to rest on or as a tent pole.
The lower Kevlar-wrapped portion is a little scraped and nicked, but is holding up well.
The Magico poles do not have intentionally releasable pole straps. you could certainly get them to come out with enough force, but you would inevitably break something inside the handle. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to email@example.com!
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