Zpacksô Carbon Fiber Staff
Carbon Fiber Staff - $125
Any accessory items that are sewn or built by Zpacks are currently shipping in about one week.
Our Carbon Fiber Staff is an extremely lightweight, extremely strong alternative to trekking poles. It folds down for easy packing, and can also be folded to the correct height for every single one of our tent models, including the tall Altaplex.
The main advantage of a staff over trekking poles is you can use it with two hands when you need to, but keep one hand free when you don't. You can also use your full upper body strength to help lift or lower yourself on steep trails.
Diameter: .825" (2.1 cm)
Reviews and Customer Testimonials:
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John Abela discusses his staff in his Zpacks Carbon Fiber Staff Review.
"Loving the carbon hiking staff. One of the best purchases Iíve made in a long, long time.
Iíve put this thing through the paces, handles my 230 lbs and ruck with no issues so far." -Brandon J.
"If you have a place for reviews I'll write a great one. I'm highly satisfied with the backpack, and that carbon staff is just bad ass. Only problem with the staff is now my wife wants one, ha ha." -Erik H.
"I have put the staff through some serious off trail trials and it's working out wonderfully. I posted a review of the Carbon Staff on my site with video of me crossing the Big Muddy on the wild east side of Mt. Adams. Great product, and although I will still be using my trekking poles as I have for decades, the staff goes with me anytime off trail or scrambling is involved." -Stephen B.
"I got the hiking Staff a couple months ago and absolutely love it! Now I'm ready for a backpack!" Rob M.
"Your carbon fiber staff is awesome. I never liked using hiking poles before. But the fact that your staff is longer, much more stable and can be held at varying levels made it great! It is super for hopping over small rivers. And most of all and very unexpectedly so: It made my life so much easier on difficult terrain with very big boulders in the rain where I basically had to jump from boulder-top to boulder-top for around 30km. It made superb additional balance. The possibility of really putting weight on it made it feel like a third and very welcome leg." -Sandro F.
"Hello Zpacks! I am currently thru hiking the AT using your carbon fiber hiking staff. The staff has been absolutely WONDERFUL and everyone who sees it seems to want one. It works incredibly well and I really prefer using it over 2 trekking poles." -Kirtland D.
"This thing is awesome. It has worked especially well for me on steep descents, where Iíve been able to put my full weight on it. It instills confidence when using it as a support for a tall shelter, and I donít have to worry about using a trekking pole extender. Over a few hundred miles of use, this has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of gear. Thanks Zpacks, I canít recommend this product highly enough!" -Matt H.