MSR Dyna-lock Explore poles Harold Parker forrest

MSR Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles Update

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The MSR Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles were provided by for review purposes.


The New England weather is crazier than ever but hiking with the MSR Dyna-lock Explore poles made it easier and safer.  The ground being frozen during this period was constant. The snow cover varied from near bare to about six inches of snow. Most Wednesdays I hike in Harold Parker forest with a group of hikers for at least two hours. With about 35 miles of trails there is a lot of variety. I also did some local walks.

In this update I will relate my experiences with the baskets. There are adjustments to make my hiking more efficient. I show you why I like the locking mechanism of the  Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles. To me there is nothing better than quick and easy, especially when it is 20 F.

I have not seen that much difference in poles weights for most good poles. These poles are a couple ounces lighter than the ones I have used for many years and I can’t tell the difference especially in winter with the extra weight of clothing. To read more please click here.