trekking pole transport

Mar 24th, 2004, 07:34 PM
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trekking pole transport

I would like to get trekking poles for my walking tour in Tuscany in May, but all the poles I've looked at only scrunch down to 24+ inches. I only use a 22 inch suitcase so 22.5 is all it will hold diagonally. Some have suggested I get tubes to put them in and check them in. Wondering if anyone else has successfully transported trekking poles (outside of their regular suitcase) or any other ideas?
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Mar 24th, 2004, 08:26 PM
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My husband has carried them as hand baggage to Greece and back
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Mar 24th, 2004, 09:02 PM
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Check the National Geographic web site store. They have a great collapsible trekking pole that fits in my carryon. It also doubles as a monopod for a camera!
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Mar 25th, 2004, 05:37 AM
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I have seen a mini pole that goes down to 20"

We have Leki poles and if I unscrew the top section all of the will separate from the rest of the pole. This allows it to easily fit into my carry-on in two pieces.

Check this site for dimensions on poles.
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Mar 26th, 2004, 09:51 AM
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I bought one from Sierratradingpost that fits my 22" bag. Here's a link to a similar one:
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