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Represent your favorite shop, evo of course, on your ski poles with the evo Northback Ski Poles. These poles are clean, simple, and to the "point," just like shopping at evo.

Product Details

Basket

Comes with small baskets

Grips

Standard grip shape and size

Specs

  • Material: Aluminum

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evo Northback Ski Poles 2012
 
3.6

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (67)
  • Ergonomic grip (51)
  • Good stiffness (35)
  • Durable (34)
  • Good precision (9)

Cons

  • Basket breaks easily (39)
  • Poor performance (9)
  • Shaft breaks easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Alpine (71)
  • Cross-country (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (39), Advanced (34), Expert (18), Beginner (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85), Yes (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Poles = fine. Plan to buy spare baskets.

These are plain old ski poles. They get the job done! The baskets WILL BREAK. Plan on buying replacement baskets. Otherwise, the poles themselves are fine and have lasted through a season...Read complete review

These are plain old ski poles. They get the job done! The baskets WILL BREAK. Plan on buying replacement baskets. Otherwise, the poles themselves are fine and have lasted through a season of abuse with no problems. Baskets don't cost much, just buy these poles and you'll be happy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lightweight poles, Flimsy Baskets

The poles are lightweight and fit my hands well. However, the baskets were terribly fragile and began cracking and chipping away during my first run. Throughout the remainder of my day, the baskets...Read complete review

The poles are lightweight and fit my hands well. However, the baskets were terribly fragile and began cracking and chipping away during my first run. Throughout the remainder of my day, the baskets cracked away, leaving nothing but a plastic ring.

Also, the wrist straps continually came undone, which is a bit of a hassle.

The poles themselves worked fine.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Lightweight poles, Flimsy Baskets

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Ergonomic Grip
  • Good Precision
  • Good Stiffness
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Basket Breaks Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

    The poles are lightweight and fit my hands well. However, the baskets were terribly fragile and began cracking and chipping away during my first run. Throughout the remainder of my day, the baskets cracked away, leaving nothing but a plastic ring.

    Also, the wrist straps continually came undone, which is a bit of a hassle.

    The poles themselves worked fine.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Poles = fine. Plan to buy spare baskets.

    By 

    from Vermont

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Ergonomic Grip

    Cons

    • Basket Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Alpine

    Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

    These are plain old ski poles. They get the job done! The baskets WILL BREAK. Plan on buying replacement baskets. Otherwise, the poles themselves are fine and have lasted through a season of abuse with no problems. Baskets don't cost much, just buy these poles and you'll be happy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not the best

    By 

    from New York, USA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Basket Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

      I used these poles about 3-4 times when I noticed the basket had broken off. They may have been defective, they may just be poorly made. I really can't tell.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Decent poles at low cost

      By 

      from NJ

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Alpine

        Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

        Inexpensive model, but great for kids! Especially good way to make sure you reach the free shipping necessary spend - who doesn't need an extra set of poles?

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Poles For...Well...Cheap!!!

        By 

        from Denver, Colorado

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Ergonomic Grip
        • Good Stiffness
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

            You truly can't beat it for the money!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Super Light Killer Poles

            By 

            from Santa Fe, NM

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Ergonomic Grip
            • Good Precision
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Alpine
              • Cross-Country
              • Snowshoeing
              • Telemarking

              Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

              Great poles, uber cheap, totally worth it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not so good poles

              By 

              from Napa, CA

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                    Use for snow skiing. Baskets came unscrewed while skiing.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Decent Poles

                    By 

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Beginner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Ergonomic Grip
                    • Good Stiffness
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Basket Breaks Easily

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                      Poles are not as important to me as i barely use them so these affordable and light weight poles were perfect. however within the first few hours of using them the plastic part around the bottom broke off but that could be from my poor ski skills

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      1.0

                      poor quality

                      By 

                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                            Bought these for my son for an out West trip. By 11AM the first day, 1 basket was missing. By the end of the first day, both baskets were missing. Although the price was good, the piece for keeping the baskets on the poles were obviously defective.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            2.0

                            Broke the first time I used them

                            By 

                            from Portland, OR

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Ergonomic Grip
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Poor Performance
                            • Tip Breaks Easily

                            Best Uses

                            • Alpine

                            Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                            I love evo and recommend this site to all my friends, but one of these poles broke the first time I used it. I'm not an overly aggressive skier but one of the poles hit ice and the tip actually broke and the basket remained intact.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            2.0

                            Honestly, I would not recomend

                            By 

                            from South Jersey

                            About Me Expert

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Ergonomic Grip
                            • Good Stiffness

                            Cons

                            • Basket Breaks Easily
                            • Poor Performance

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                              I really love Evo, but these poles are not well made.
                              The connection point where the baskets screw on the poles is horribly engineered.
                              The fit, is not tight. The basket slips past the last thread and when pressure is applied the basket falls off. I purchased 2 pairs, all four poles lost their baskets in the first weekend skiing.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              4.0

                              good poles

                              By 

                              from cincinnati oh

                              About Me Intermediate

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Ergonomic Grip
                              • Good Stiffness
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Alpine

                                Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                Good poles, light, baskets can be removed (threaded). Only wish the straps were fixed below the pole holder and not above as you have to watch how you grab them for the strap not to pull...then again I dont really use the straps while skiing. Would buy again. Very good poles for the price.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                Lost both baskets the first day.

                                By 

                                from San Diego

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Ergonomic Grip
                                • Good Stiffness
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Basket Breaks Easily

                                Best Uses

                                • Alpine

                                Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                Might want to check that the baskets are tight before using.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Such a bargain!

                                By 

                                from Denver, CO

                                About Me Expert

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                      The price of these ski poles can't be beat. They are just a bit heavier than my carbon/composite/whatever-it-is poles, but at a third of the price, I'll take it! I also like the style. The pole is slim, and the graphics are understated. I have not had them long enough to speak to the durability.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Solid Poles

                                      By 

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      About Me Advanced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Ergonomic Grip
                                      • Good Stiffness
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Alpine

                                        Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                        Just a good set of poles. Nothing fancy, but why should they be - they're ski poles.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great starter poles

                                        By 

                                        from Seattle, WA

                                        About Me Beginner

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Ergonomic Grip

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Alpine

                                        Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                        Great inexpensive poles. They are a little heavy, but not heavier than any other starter poles out there. Can't beat the price and I love Evo!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great value

                                        By 

                                        from reno, nv

                                        About Me Advanced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Good Angle To Push Off
                                        • Great Value

                                        Cons

                                        • Not A Racing Pole

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                          Great pole for the money. Nothing overly fancy, just a great pole for a great price.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great Poles

                                          By 

                                          from MN

                                          About Me Intermediate

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Ergonomic Grip
                                          • Excellent Shock Absorption
                                          • Good Precision
                                          • Good Stiffness
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Alpine

                                            Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                            Great and good looking poles!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            does the job

                                            By 

                                            from grand rapids mi

                                            About Me Advanced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Alpine

                                            Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                            does the job just fine

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Good, but don't lose your baskets!

                                            By 

                                            from Portland, OR

                                            About Me Intermediate

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cheap
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Basket Breaks Easily

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Alpine

                                            Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                            All I need in a pole, except that the baskets come unscrewed easily and I lost one the first time out.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Just as expected!

                                            By 

                                            from UTAH

                                            About Me Expert

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                Super great price, fast shipping, just as expected!

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No
                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                awesome

                                                By 

                                                from cedar springs, MI

                                                About Me Advanced

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Alpine

                                                  Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                  i like

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Basic is all you need.

                                                  By 

                                                  from Pacific NorthWest !!!!!!! Ski WA!!!

                                                  About Me Expert

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Ergonomic Grip
                                                  • Good Stiffness
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Alpine

                                                    Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                    Perfect for when you just need a pair of basic poles and don't want to spend a lot on two pieces of aluminum. It doesn't matter how great or bad of a skier you are. A set of poles is a set of poles. I tend to thrash mine anyway so these do just fine. Btw, a set of quality replacement baskets is about 5$ installed on the mountain where I ski. So I wouldn't let basket quality sway you into buying super fancy poles.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Solid Poles.

                                                    By 

                                                    from Charlotte, NC

                                                    About Me Advanced

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                        I ordered these as a back-up pair of poles. Used them twice, held up fine. For the price, it's a nice extra set to have around.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No
                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        good poles

                                                        By 

                                                        from nyc

                                                        About Me Intermediate

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                              theyre good poles, just one of the baskets fell off after the 2nd use, so replaced it and it otherwise works well.:)

                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                              • No
                                                               
                                                              4.0

                                                              Great value!

                                                              By 

                                                              from Ohio

                                                              About Me Advanced

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Ergonomic Grip
                                                              • Lightweight

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Alpine

                                                                Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                                Can't beat the price.

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Awesome Ski Poles!

                                                                By 

                                                                from Kent, WA

                                                                About Me Intermediate

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Durable
                                                                • Ergonomic Grip
                                                                • Excellent Shock Absorption
                                                                • Good Precision
                                                                • Good Stiffness
                                                                • Lightweight

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Alpine

                                                                  Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                                  I have used these the whole season and they are still in great condition! Haven't brooke or lost a basket!

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No
                                                                   
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  There good for the price

                                                                  By 

                                                                  from Houghton Michigan

                                                                  About Me Expert

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Ergonomic Grip
                                                                  • Good Precision
                                                                  • Good Stiffness
                                                                  • Lightweight

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • Basket Breaks Easily
                                                                  • Baskets Fall Off A Little

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Alpine

                                                                  Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                                  These Poles are very strong you can hit them at trees and make quick cuts with them. This is why they are great for tree skiing. Only problem is that I had to search for the basket a few times because it became untwisted and fell off mid run.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No
                                                                   
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  They get the job done

                                                                  By 

                                                                  from Munich Germany via San Francisco

                                                                  About Me Beginner

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Lightweight

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • Basket Breaks Easily
                                                                  • Shaft Breaks Easily

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Alpine

                                                                  Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                                  These poles are good for beginners. They aren't super sturdy or shock absorbent, but they get the job done and the price is what attracted me.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No
                                                                   
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  Basketcase

                                                                  By 

                                                                  from CT

                                                                  About Me Intermediate

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Basket Breaks Easily
                                                                    • Poor Performance

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about evo Northback Ski Poles 2012:

                                                                      The baskets broke on the first use and the ski pole shaft was weak.

                                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                                      • Yes

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