Rated 3 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1 out of 5
by Skijorsue UH OH!
I give LL BEAN a thumbs up for replacing this item immediately when one pole broke in half.
But a thumbs down for item because I barely sat on one ski pole and it broke clean through when I fell while skijoring with my husky.
These poles, though nice and light, could be made with stronger materials so they don't break so easily.
I don't weigh all that much either, so it didn't take much to break it.
Sorry this happened because the Back Country skis and boots and bindings that came with the set are perfect.
I only recommend that the poles be made stronger, especially for back country skiing!
April 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by EricD Good pole but need to fix basket issue
Used the poles 2 days and lost a basket each day. LLbean provided great service in replacing them, just need to fix the issue
February 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rty88 Good poles, poorly designed baskets
Like several of the other reviewers I too found these poles to be initially a good purchase. Lightweight, good grips and reasonably priced. However, the baskets are not well designed and after 2 outings both had come off. LL Bean does not offer replacements which is a major disappointment.
I can not recommend these poles and would suggest you stay away from them.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dannyboy12 Good Backcountry poles
My wife and I have been using these poles for both backcountry and touring center XC skiing for years, and we noticed this year that one of her poles was bent near the bottom so we purchase a new replacement pair. They are made by a first rate Austrian manufacturer, the same as the the other ones we own and should last my wife many many years.
February 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seemslike27 ski poles
Comfortable handles for those who hang on tight,lightweight.
February 9, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by BackCountryBoy Weak Baskets
Like Maph, the baskets fell of during my second use of these poles. The poles and straps are fine but it was the deep snow baskets that made me buy these in the first place. I am going to try and exchange them for the basic cross country poles which look to have a more standard basket and tip.
January 25, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maph Work great, loose baskets
The poles are sturdy and the size guide was perfect, but a basket fell off the second time I used them without any great stress. LL Bean does not stock any replacement baskets, which surprises me.
January 12, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by sandye1 new poles
My husband really likes his new poles. I ordered the wrong size, but the return was quick and easy. Will definetly shop here again.
January 12, 2011