BLACK DIAMOND CONTOUR
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Attention Trekkies

When you’re boldly going, here are some three-section poles to help get you there.

BLACK DIAMOND CONTOUR
Pluses: Snap locks, ergo 15-degree grips, just 16.8 oz. (pair), removable rubber tips included. Minuses: Strap design limits length adjustments. 28/54 inches collapsed/extended. $100. (800) 890-9237, www.trekpoles.com.
 (Text by Scott Doggett / LAT
Photos by Eric Boyd / LAT)
MSR OVERLAND CARBON
Pluses: Carbon-fiber poles weigh a mere 15.4 oz., packs easily (25/55 inches), 7-degree foam grips. Minuses: Twist locks require strong hands. $130. (800) 531-9531, www.msrcorp.com()
MAKALU ULTRALITE TI AS
Pluses: Short grip for small hands, very adjustable straps. Minuses: Hard to pack (30/53 inches), antishock feature a bust, undesirable twist lock. 18.2 oz. Made by Leki. $150. (800) 369-3949, www.altrec.com()
TRACKS TREK’R 3
Pluses: Locking buttons cut collapse risk posed by twist locks, pleasing rubber grips, no-fuss straps, easy packin’ (25/56 inches). Minuses: 21.4 oz. Still, best of bunch. $100. (800) 531-9531, www.cascadedesigns.com()
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