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Trekking Pole Break Point — The goHUNT Stress Test

Trekking Pole Stress Test

As you might have seen in our last stress test, we are constantly throwing ideas around the office on how we can test the durability of products in our Gear Shop. These stress tests are going to be a little different from the norm... 

This week's test, we are comparing the breaking point of Black Diamond Distance Z vs Leki Legacy trekking poles. It's time to see the extreme weight limit of these poles and push them to their breakpoint.

Let us know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions on other hunting gear stress tests that we should do.

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Brett H. - posted 2 months ago on 01-21-2018 10:12:27 pm

I like the testing, but I don't feel this reflected real life, in field stresses. I would be curious to see how these trekking poles compare with a vertical stress test (not perpendicular). i.e. if wearing a heavy pack, you step down two feet from a rock and you place the pole in front of you for stability. As you step down the pole takes a lot of weight. As a test, how does it handle that vertical weight pushing down and at what point does it fail?

For perpendicular testing, I would be more curious about the tip. I've broken a few trekking poles, but never in the middle of the pole. Most are within the first 5 inches of tip.

Greg O. - posted 2 months ago on 01-13-2018 07:28:40 am

Great.... You just sold me a new pair of trekking poles.

Sean B. - posted 2 months ago on 01-12-2018 11:27:35 am

Interesting test and could be helpful when making a decision. When setting the test up for each type of pole, did you make sure the distance between sawhorses was the same for both?

Stephan R. - posted 2 months ago on 01-10-2018 01:39:37 pm

This was a cool vid. I have the Z's and love them. Keep up the tests, I dig it!