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Innovative. Stunning. Revolutionary. Beautiful. We can now use another adjective when describing our Ultra-Distance Z-Poles : AWARD-WINNING ! Our Ultra-Distance Z-Poles, carbon-fiber, three-section, foldable trekking poles, won the coveted 2011 Editors' Choice Award from Backpacker Magazine. Obviously we are thrilled with the award and proud to see such praise being laid upon our ground-breaking Z-Poles' technology and design. Thank you, Backpacker !
Currently featured in the April 2011 issue (on sale now), Backpacker 's enthusiastic review of the Ultra-Distance can be viewed below or downloaded in PDF format by clicking here .
For info on the Ultra-Distance and to buy a pair right now, click here .
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