Industry Press Release

Pure Genius Expedition, Ultralite & Approach

09/18/2012

Kent, WA (September 18, 2012) — KOMPERDELL, Austrian manufacturer of ski poles already since 1922 is a world leader in pole construction for all sports and is looking back to experience and know-how of 90 years already! With the new genius foldable poles of the Expedition, Approach & Ultralite series KOMPERDELL is going to revolutionize the outdoormarket once again with brand new pole technology for highest demands. That the already lightweight poles with small packaging sizes gets even lighter and still smaller is unbelievably.

Carbon Expedition Vario 4 2 times AWARDED                                         

This pole is the winner-product and statement for perfect combination of lightweight, small packaging size, stability and holding power. Featuring the already proven Power Lock II adjusting mechanism the pole can be adjusted from 115 145 cm (45,3-57,1 inch). The new ingenious folding mechanism & technical edge to edge construction is extremely reliable and the pole cannot suck in. One striking feature is the Titanal Rocksleeve covering the lower segments which protects the carbon against breakage. The brand new Ice-slope basket, which can be optionally replaced into a winterbasket, adapts perfectly to the terrain.

For 2013 Komperdell set the bar still a bit higher with a brand new foldable trekking pole CARBON ULTRALITE that starts at a weight under 170g (6 oz) and folds down to less than 39 cm (15,35 inch) for easy stowing.

Construction is Carbon for maximum performance in a small package. As a testament to the quality of KOMPERDELL trekking poles, team athlete Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and her husband Ralf Dujmovits endorses this new series.  They know the value of light weight on the trail. Gerlinde is credited with conquering 14 of the fourteen 8000-meter peaks without artificial oxygen and Ralf was the first German who conquered all 8000 meter mountains and 4 of them double.

“For me the marginal packed size in combination with extreme lightweight is essential!” (Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner/A)