Rated 3 out of 5 by hikermomof3 OK poles...
I purchased these poles on sale for a good price. They are OK, but one of them comes loose and adjusts while I am snowshoeing and I have to stop to readjust and tighten. They are ok, but I may spend a little more to get a sturdier pole.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanoerSue Trick for putting the baskets on.
I read other reviews that said the baskets were very difficult to install, and sure enough, while I had no problem snapping the basket in place with a rocking motion, I could not turn it to lock it in place. I removed the basket, immersed it in a small microwavable dish of water and zapped it for 20 sec. This softened the rubber just enough to easily pop it on and rotate it to lock into place. It does help to have another person to hold the pole while you rotate it. This method requires very little hand strength.
I haven't used them yet, but the hand grip is comfortable, they are well made, and I think they will work well for winter or summer walks.
January 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nana27 Just ok
These are ok. A little flimsy, but what do you want for $35. Could not get the baskets on for the life of me. They would not twist into place so I left them like they were. Hopefully they won't fall off.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GLaker Easy!
Despite the other reviews this was SUPER EASY to set the length and get the base pieces on. I deplore assembling anything and this was a snap- goes great with the snow shoes- get the set!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jetwoman100 Love these poles
Wonderful and easy to be able to adjust. Good value.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Talame A must for Upstate NY
This is a Christmas present for my daughter but I have a pair just like them and love it.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maudie2 Perfect
Just what I wanted and expected. Love the fully adjustable heights.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WisconsinWintersRock Good Quailty
Unfortunately, we just got these so have not tried them out, but we have another pair just like them and they have held up three seasons so far, those Austrians know how to make a good product. Thanks for making our quick exchange return of the other poor quality poles so seamless.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Giglet Snow shoe poles
Because of a sore shoulder, I needed shorter poles to cross country ski in Michigan. I liked the ability to change the length of poles. They did the trick. It took me a while to figure out how to assemble the poles.....maybe the instructions could have been clearer.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBShopr Great choice!
I am new to snowshoeing. After using a friends pair, I fell in love with this activity. I needed equipment...I came to LL Bean! I purchased the women's winter walker snowshoes and I wanted poles for added stability, if needed. I looked at the ww snowshoe package (shoes + poles) and based on some reviews, I knew I wanted a better pole so I purchased the shoes & poles separately. These poles are great! They are easy to use, easy to adjust the proper height (& that height stays put!) and unlike some other reviewers that said the snow basket was hard to put on, my husband put it on with ease. I have been out several times now and my equipment is working great. LL Bean is the place to come to, IMO, for sporting equipment. Their product guarantee is the best!
February 22, 2013