Ready, Set, Trek

When the folks at Montem were on the hunt for strong trekking poles—and didn’t like what they found—they made their own. Their Ultra Strong poles are suited for all types of trekking, from wintery walks to backpacking and snowshoeing. They’re adjustable and durable, so they feel good while lending support. And the lightweight, collapsible design is perfect to take along on camping or backpacking trips. Soft but structured EVA foam grips are comfortable to hold, and the material is sweat-wicking, anti-microbial, and odor-resistant, too. Carbide spikes can be topped with rubber tips to take you from the snow or rocky terrain to pavement, and a horizontal flick-lock system is easy to adjust. If you hear the outdoors calling you, grab these poles to help you enjoy your time even more.

Montem

Ultra Strong Trekking Poles

Ready, Set, Trek

When the folks at Montem were on the hunt for strong trekking poles—and didn’t like what they found—they made their own. Their Ultra Strong poles are suited for all types of trekking, from wintery walks to backpacking and snowshoeing. They’re adjustable and durable, so they feel good while lending support. And the lightweight, collapsible design is perfect to take along on camping or backpacking trips. Soft but structured EVA foam grips are comfortable to hold, and the material is sweat-wicking, anti-microbial, and odor-resistant, too. Carbide spikes can be topped with rubber tips to take you from the snow or rocky terrain to pavement, and a horizontal flick-lock system is easy to adjust. If you hear the outdoors calling you, grab these poles to help you enjoy your time even more.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joseph
    Joseph

    Hey Grommet fans! I’m Joseph Passalacqua, one of the founders of Montem! I’m super excited to have our Ultra Strong Trekking Poles featured as today’s Grommet. As an outdoors enthusiast I know how important (and how expensive) high-quality gear is. Our mission is to make outstanding gear at an affordable price. We are, and always will be, a team dedicated to creating exceptional gear.

  • Terry
    Terry
    5/4/2017 10:58 AM

    Hi Joseph,

    I like the idea of collapsible poles but suggest adding a 1/4-20 threaded hole at the top of each pole for the addition of supports for a camera, spotting scope, etc. This would make them even more useful.

    Terry

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:06 AM

    @Terry Hi Terry! We're looking into that for future models :)

  • Maura
    Maura
    5/4/2017 11:01 AM

    Would these poles be an improvement over the ordinary walking cane I use to assist my balance when walking on uneven terrain? Do you buy the rubber tips separately? Thanks.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    5/4/2017 11:13 AM

    Like Maura, I use sticks (just bought my first pair elsewhere) for stability in everyday life, so I'm most likely to use the rubber tips. I guess it would be nice to have a pair that easily collapse without disrupting the length adjustment (to carry in the car), but what is it that makes them "ultra strong"?

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:14 AM

    @Maura Hey Maura! Yes. They come in a pair - so you get two instead of relying on one walking cane. Not only does this provide more stability, but it lets you disperse your weight onto both arms rather than just one, making the walk not only easier, but safer.

    They're designed to function on uneven terrain. Each set comes with two rubber tips, as well as two mud baskets. But, the rubber tips come off to reveal carbide tips, which are excellent at gripping the ground if you happen to be walking on dirt, for example.

    Last, but not least, I think they look great :).

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:26 AM

    @barbara They're ultra strong because they're made out of Aluminum 7075. This material is used in multiple transport applications, such as aircrafts, marine units, and trains. This is because the 7075 alloy has a high strength to density ratio.

    Essentially, Aluminum 7075 makes the poles very strong, and very light. A pair of Ultra Strong Trekking Poles has been tested to support up to a little over 350lbs without issue, and possibly much more, while only weighing 1.2lbs for the set.

  • Maura
    Maura
    5/4/2017 11:27 AM

    @Joseph Sold! I'll order a pair later today and I'll be the envy of the neighborhood walkers. And maybe I can even walk the uneven path to the lighthouse with my son and DIL next weekend, instead of being left in the car. Thank you, Joseph!

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:33 AM

    @Maura That's awesome! What color do you think you'll get? With the set you should be able to tackle that path with your son. That was one of our main goals, we really wanted to get high quality and durable gear into everyone's hands so they could actually get out and enjoy what the world has to offer.

    My team and I are very happy to hear that it'll hopefully get you out with your son :).

    I hope you love your poles, Maura!

  • Buck
    Buck
    5/4/2017 11:39 AM

    Hi Joseph,

    I'm a duck hunter who's getting up in years and struggle with my balance when wading water that I cannot see the bottom in. I also have difficulty when wading in muddy situations (ankle deep mud). Your product may be an answer but I'm wondering if they will give me the support I want in those muddy situations. I don't know if the mud cups at the bottom are wide enough.

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:49 AM

    @Buck Hey Buck! The mud baskets should be fine up to around ankle deep mud. The more valuable asset is the fact that you'd have a pair of poles that can anchor into the mud as you walk, which will provide a bunch of stability while you're taking strides.

  • Jim
    Jim
    5/4/2017 11:59 AM

    Hi Joseph,

    Just got through using a walker after hip surgery. The streets really ate up the rubber tips. Can I buy extra rubber tips and what is the cost? Also, someone else may be interested in carbide replacement tips as well.

    Thanks!

    Jim

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:17 PM

    @Jim Hey Jim! We do sell replacement rubber tips in packs of 5 - you can reach out to The Grommet to request that they carry them on the site :).

    The tips on the poles aren't replaceable.

    You're welcome, Jim!

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:18 PM

    @Jim We also don't carry replacement carbide tips at the moment, but we will look into it!

  • Trend
    Trend
    5/4/2017 12:01 PM

    Hi Joseph, As I was walking my dog over rough terrain just a bit ago I was thinking, I need hiking poles. And minutes later, here you are! My question is, I'm only 5'2" tall. Will your trekking poles be too long for me? Thanks, Louise

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:21 PM

    @Trend Hey Louise! Nope, the poles are designed to work all the way down to someone who is roughly 4' tall.

    You would just have to set the length accordingly. When you adjust the poles, make sure the number on both sections of the poles are set to 110cm. This will make them the perfect height for you, and should keep your elbows at a 90 degree angle while you're walking.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    5/4/2017 12:06 PM

    Going to be buying these poles....my husband and I are planning an Appalachian Trail hike in the summer...these look perfect for the uncertain terrain we might encounter on our hike....like the fact that they are collapsible and height adjustable...looking forward to using them....

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:23 PM

    @Ellen Hey Ellen, that's awesome! I'm sure you'll love them. I recently tackled the Appalachian Trail - it's beautiful and a blast! Have fun!

  • Christina
    Christina
    5/4/2017 12:26 PM

    How are these for trail running?

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:30 PM

    @Christina Hey Christina! There's no reason they wouldn't work perfectly for trail running :)

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/4/2017 1:03 PM

    Do these poles have shock absorbers?

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 2:13 PM

    @Nancy Hey Nancy! These poles don't have shock absorbers.

  • Clarissa
    Clarissa
    5/4/2017 1:56 PM

    Hi Joseph;

    I am the head of a hiking group and can spread the word to them

    I am a big fan of buying products made in the USA

    Is your product manufactured or assembled in the US ?

    thanks

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 2:12 PM

    @Clarissa Hi Clarissa! While we do all of the design, testing, and modification ourselves, we manufacture in China. We've got a very close and personal relationship with the factory that produces the poles. We speak with them daily, and we visit the factory frequently to make sure the standards are exceptional.

  • Tom
    Tom
    5/4/2017 2:01 PM

    How long are they when collapsed. Trying to determine if I can pack in a suitcase when traveling.

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 2:14 PM

    @Tom Hey Tom! The poles are 24" when collapsed. They usually fit fine in smaller pieces of luggage so long as you place them diagonally.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Montem

Ultra Strong Trekking Poles

Ready, Set, Trek

When the folks at Montem were on the hunt for strong trekking poles—and didn’t like what they found—they made their own.

Their Ultra Strong poles are suited for all types of trekking, from wintery walks to backpacking and snowshoeing. They’re adjustable and durable, so they feel good while lending support. And the lightweight,
collapsible design is perfect to take along on camping or backpacking trips.

Soft but structured EVA foam grips are comfortable to hold, and the material is sweat-wicking, anti-microbial, and odor-resistant, too. Carbide spikes can be topped with rubber tips to take you from the snow or rocky terrain to pavement, and a horizontal flick-lock system is easy to adjust.

If you hear the outdoors calling you, grab these poles to help you enjoy your time even more.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joseph
    Joseph

    Hey Grommet fans! I’m Joseph Passalacqua, one of the founders of Montem! I’m super excited to have our Ultra Strong Trekking Poles featured as today’s Grommet. As an outdoors enthusiast I know how important (and how expensive) high-quality gear is. Our mission is to make outstanding gear at an affordable price. We are, and always will be, a team dedicated to creating exceptional gear.

  • Terry
    Terry
    5/4/2017 10:58 AM

    Hi Joseph,

    I like the idea of collapsible poles but suggest adding a 1/4-20 threaded hole at the top of each pole for the addition of supports for a camera, spotting scope, etc. This would make them even more useful.

    Terry

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:06 AM

    @Terry Hi Terry! We're looking into that for future models :)

  • Maura
    Maura
    5/4/2017 11:01 AM

    Would these poles be an improvement over the ordinary walking cane I use to assist my balance when walking on uneven terrain? Do you buy the rubber tips separately? Thanks.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    5/4/2017 11:13 AM

    Like Maura, I use sticks (just bought my first pair elsewhere) for stability in everyday life, so I'm most likely to use the rubber tips. I guess it would be nice to have a pair that easily collapse without disrupting the length adjustment (to carry in the car), but what is it that makes them "ultra strong"?

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:14 AM

    @Maura Hey Maura! Yes. They come in a pair - so you get two instead of relying on one walking cane. Not only does this provide more stability, but it lets you disperse your weight onto both arms rather than just one, making the walk not only easier, but safer.

    They're designed to function on uneven terrain. Each set comes with two rubber tips, as well as two mud baskets. But, the rubber tips come off to reveal carbide tips, which are excellent at gripping the ground if you happen to be walking on dirt, for example.

    Last, but not least, I think they look great :).

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:26 AM

    @barbara They're ultra strong because they're made out of Aluminum 7075. This material is used in multiple transport applications, such as aircrafts, marine units, and trains. This is because the 7075 alloy has a high strength to density ratio.

    Essentially, Aluminum 7075 makes the poles very strong, and very light. A pair of Ultra Strong Trekking Poles has been tested to support up to a little over 350lbs without issue, and possibly much more, while only weighing 1.2lbs for the set.

  • Maura
    Maura
    5/4/2017 11:27 AM

    @Joseph Sold! I'll order a pair later today and I'll be the envy of the neighborhood walkers. And maybe I can even walk the uneven path to the lighthouse with my son and DIL next weekend, instead of being left in the car. Thank you, Joseph!

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:33 AM

    @Maura That's awesome! What color do you think you'll get? With the set you should be able to tackle that path with your son. That was one of our main goals, we really wanted to get high quality and durable gear into everyone's hands so they could actually get out and enjoy what the world has to offer.

    My team and I are very happy to hear that it'll hopefully get you out with your son :).

    I hope you love your poles, Maura!

  • Buck
    Buck
    5/4/2017 11:39 AM

    Hi Joseph,

    I'm a duck hunter who's getting up in years and struggle with my balance when wading water that I cannot see the bottom in. I also have difficulty when wading in muddy situations (ankle deep mud). Your product may be an answer but I'm wondering if they will give me the support I want in those muddy situations. I don't know if the mud cups at the bottom are wide enough.

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 11:49 AM

    @Buck Hey Buck! The mud baskets should be fine up to around ankle deep mud. The more valuable asset is the fact that you'd have a pair of poles that can anchor into the mud as you walk, which will provide a bunch of stability while you're taking strides.

  • Jim
    Jim
    5/4/2017 11:59 AM

    Hi Joseph,

    Just got through using a walker after hip surgery. The streets really ate up the rubber tips. Can I buy extra rubber tips and what is the cost? Also, someone else may be interested in carbide replacement tips as well.

    Thanks!

    Jim

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:17 PM

    @Jim Hey Jim! We do sell replacement rubber tips in packs of 5 - you can reach out to The Grommet to request that they carry them on the site :).

    The tips on the poles aren't replaceable.

    You're welcome, Jim!

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:18 PM

    @Jim We also don't carry replacement carbide tips at the moment, but we will look into it!

  • Trend
    Trend
    5/4/2017 12:01 PM

    Hi Joseph, As I was walking my dog over rough terrain just a bit ago I was thinking, I need hiking poles. And minutes later, here you are! My question is, I'm only 5'2" tall. Will your trekking poles be too long for me? Thanks, Louise

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:21 PM

    @Trend Hey Louise! Nope, the poles are designed to work all the way down to someone who is roughly 4' tall.

    You would just have to set the length accordingly. When you adjust the poles, make sure the number on both sections of the poles are set to 110cm. This will make them the perfect height for you, and should keep your elbows at a 90 degree angle while you're walking.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    5/4/2017 12:06 PM

    Going to be buying these poles....my husband and I are planning an Appalachian Trail hike in the summer...these look perfect for the uncertain terrain we might encounter on our hike....like the fact that they are collapsible and height adjustable...looking forward to using them....

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:23 PM

    @Ellen Hey Ellen, that's awesome! I'm sure you'll love them. I recently tackled the Appalachian Trail - it's beautiful and a blast! Have fun!

  • Christina
    Christina
    5/4/2017 12:26 PM

    How are these for trail running?

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 12:30 PM

    @Christina Hey Christina! There's no reason they wouldn't work perfectly for trail running :)

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/4/2017 1:03 PM

    Do these poles have shock absorbers?

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 2:13 PM

    @Nancy Hey Nancy! These poles don't have shock absorbers.

  • Clarissa
    Clarissa
    5/4/2017 1:56 PM

    Hi Joseph;

    I am the head of a hiking group and can spread the word to them

    I am a big fan of buying products made in the USA

    Is your product manufactured or assembled in the US ?

    thanks

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 2:12 PM

    @Clarissa Hi Clarissa! While we do all of the design, testing, and modification ourselves, we manufacture in China. We've got a very close and personal relationship with the factory that produces the poles. We speak with them daily, and we visit the factory frequently to make sure the standards are exceptional.

  • Tom
    Tom
    5/4/2017 2:01 PM

    How long are they when collapsed. Trying to determine if I can pack in a suitcase when traveling.

  • Joseph
    Joseph – Special Guest
    5/4/2017 2:14 PM

    @Tom Hey Tom! The poles are 24" when collapsed. They usually fit fine in smaller pieces of luggage so long as you place them diagonally.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.