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Adjustable trekking pole packs six survival tools inside

Adjustable trekking pole packs...
Early pledges for the Trekking Pole start at CA$85 (US$60) over at Toporo’s Kickstarter campaign
Early pledges for the Trekking Pole start at CA$85 (US$60) over at Toporo’s Kickstarter campaign
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Early pledges for the Trekking Pole start at CA$85 (US$60) over at Toporo’s Kickstarter campaign
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Early pledges for the Trekking Pole start at CA$85 (US$60) over at Toporo’s Kickstarter campaign
Simply called the Trekking Pole, the carefully engineered hiking accessory comes in an adjustable aluminum body that can be packed down to length of 52 cm (25 in) or stretched out 125 cm (50 in)
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Simply called the Trekking Pole, the carefully engineered hiking accessory comes in an adjustable aluminum body that can be packed down to length of 52 cm (25 in) or stretched out 125 cm (50 in)
Packed inside the Trekking Pole are six tools, including a Philips head screwdriver
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Packed inside the Trekking Pole are six tools, including a Philips head screwdriver
Looking to equip outdoor adventurers with a few survival-oriented tricks up their sleeves, Canadian startup Toporo has taken to Kickstarter with a trekking pole that does just that
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Looking to equip outdoor adventurers with a few survival-oriented tricks up their sleeves, Canadian startup Toporo has taken to Kickstarter with a trekking pole that does just that
Toporo hopes to begin shipping the Trekking Pole in July 2020
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Toporo hopes to begin shipping the Trekking Pole in July 2020
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Looking to equip outdoor adventurers with a few survival-oriented tricks up their sleeves, Canadian startup Toporo has taken to Kickstarter with a trekking pole that does just that. From the outside looking in, the company’s debut piece of hiking gear looks like a stock standard trekking pole, but with six different tools tucked inside it's capable of much more than lightening the load on your weary knees.

Simply called the Trekking Pole, the carefully engineered hiking accessory comes in an adjustable aluminum body that can be packed down to length of 52 cm (25 in) or stretched out 125 cm (50 in), depending on the height of the user.

It does this through a set of removable sections, which can be added to the pole through a simple screwing motion. But here's the trick – each section houses its own survival tools such as a whistle and firestarter, a bottle opener and saw, a knife paired with a bottle opener and finally a flat head and Philips head screwdriver.

Simply called the Trekking Pole, the carefully engineered hiking accessory comes in an adjustable aluminum body that can be packed down to length of 52 cm (25 in) or stretched out 125 cm (50 in)
Simply called the Trekking Pole, the carefully engineered hiking accessory comes in an adjustable aluminum body that can be packed down to length of 52 cm (25 in) or stretched out 125 cm (50 in)

Each of these screw-on sections has a rubber ring seal to protect the tools from water damage and to ensure a secure fit, while a shock absorbing foot is built into the bottom. There’s no word on the total weight of the Trekking Pole, but it’d be a safe to assume that all of this adds up to much heftier package than a gold-standard carbon fiber option.

Early pledges for the Trekking Pole start at CA$85 (US$60) over at Toporo’s Kickstarter campaign. If everything goes to plan, the company hopes to begin shipping in July 2020. You can check out the promo video below.

Trekking Pole is the Multi-tools Aluminum stick.

Source: Kickstarter

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3 comments
ADVENTUREMUFFINffin
what's the weight of this gizmo? Be sure to market to a segment that doesn't concern itself about weight-or using two poles....
ljaques
Similar ebay items are 390g/13.75oz, less than a half liter bottle of water. I wonder how tough they are.
Karmudjun
The full size model is ~ 400 grams in response to "Superbacker's" question just 24 hours ago. At 6'7" 285 lbs, I'm interested in the durability of this flimsy pole...it appears it can size up to me but I need it to "go the distance" with me. Thanks for this - I've asked about weight capacity and will likely back it because I'm one of those hikers that the 'heavy pack hikers' ask to carry their crap...and I've got the heavy medical kit as well!