BreakdownThe all-new BACKCOUNTRY ELITE from Sissy Stix, are feature rich trekking poles designed specifically with the backcountry hunter in mind. The new extended choke-up grip, micro-threaded tips with screw-on feet, and the new Trekker 2 baskets make your pursuit into the high country even better. With the Sissy Stix BACKCOUNTRY ELITE, you’ll have the confidence needed to take on whatever backcountry terrain you find yourself in helping you achieve Next Ridge Performance!
The rubber tips did not last long. I like to leave the rubber tips on to keep the tapping noise down. On one sheep scout day (10 miles), both tips busted through. However, I am not sure any tips would have survived hiking with me, so I am not knocking these. Overall I like these and put them up against the black diamond pair any day. The sissy stix actually feel lighter
Opening week in Montana calls for some steep elevation gains and descents. 3 Knee-high river crossings (on 65 yo sore knees). Throw in at 6x7 349 Bull and I was very thankful for the stability throughout the week. We’ll done! I ordered two extra replacement lower pieces for the inevitable bending but now I’m wondering if I’ll ever have to replace them.
Used them extensively on a little belt Elk hunt. Increased stability traversing steep terrain and a real asset on the pack out.
I haven’t put them through a heavy pack out or other hard use, but they have performed well for some short hikes.
Exceptionally reliable, the Quick-lock held solid during my two-week backcountry trip.
Unfortunately, the EVA Foam handles are breaking down and loosing small bits of the foam already.
This is my first pair of foam handled trekking poles, so I am not sure if this type of foam breakdown is to be expected.
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