MSR Introduces New Line Of Backcountry Poles

MSR Introduces New Line Of Backcountry Poles

MSR took the wraps off their new line of Backcountry poles at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver, Colorado. The Ascent, Explore, and Trail series are designed for snowshoeing, winter travel, and backcountry adventures, and all feature MSR’s patented DynaLock™ secure adjustment for rock-solid performance and tool-free tensioning. All three pole offerings will be available starting in September, 2018.

MSR’s new poles have been engineered to deliver highly-functional, lightweight, and reliable confidence. We’ve developed these poles to serve all ability levels, from first-time explorers on established trails to mountaineers moving through remote and rugged terrain.
— Sarah Courtney, MSR’s Snowshoe and Alpine Tool Division Category Manager

DynaLock Ascent Pole

This carbon pole is designed for the active outdoor enthusiast looking for a fast, ultralight snowshoeing, mountaineering, splitboarding, and ski pole option. MSRP: $149.95 USD


  • One Dynalock adjustable closure
  • Constructed with Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber
  • Quick deploy folding design
  • Lower sidehilling grip option
  • Adjustable neoprene straps
  • Weight: Small, 1 lb 1 oz (471 g) / Large, 1 lb 2 oz (496 g) per pair
  • Size: Small, 100 to 120cm / Large, 120 to 140cm

DynaLock Explore Pole

This best-of-both worlds option is designed for the adventurer who does it all – someone who might find themselves in rugged backcountry terrain, but also enjoys snowshoeing on rolling hills. MSRP: $99.95 USD


  • Two adjustable DynaLock closures 
  • Constructed with light, high-strength 7075 aluminum lowers
  • Lower sidehilling grip option
  • Adjustable neoprene straps
  • Weight: 1 Ib 3 oz (552 g)per pair
  • Size: 63 to 140cm 

DynaLock Trail Pole

The two-piece aluminum DynaLock Trail pole is designed with versatility in mind with a simple, yet durable construction. MSRP: $59.95 USD


  • One adjustable DynaLock closure
  • Weight: 1 Ib 5 oz (592 g) per pair
  • Size: 80 to 140cm