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Trekking poles 

A lot of the following claim to be the lightest on the market. 

From the examples I have come across so far the lightest trekking pole on the market is the Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Trekking Poles with Straps at 116 g with the Black Diamond Ultra Distance closely behind.

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Trekking Poles with Straps

Weight:  Short: 4.0 oz, Regular: 4.1 oz. (116g) per pole
Trekking baskets add 0.4 oz. (11 g.) each
Size: Regular, Adjustable from 90 cm. (35.5 in.) to 140 cm. (55 in.)
84 cm. (33 in.) completely closed
upper section: 74 cm. (29 in.)
lower section: 81 cm. (32 in.)
Travel Tube has a 36 in. (91 cm.) length and a 3 in. (8 cm.) inside diameter and weighs 12.5 oz. (354 g.)

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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

Weight Per Pair : 492 g (246g per pole), 1 lb
Usable Length : 62.5–130 cm, 25–51 in
Collapsed Length : 62.5 cm, 25 in

Carbon fibre poles

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Black Diamond Pure Carbon

100% carbon fiber: 16 mm (.63 in) upper and 14 mm (.55 in) lower
Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz. (pair) (269g per pole)

Black Diamond Ultra DIstance Series : Z-Poles
Weight Per Pair : [100 cm] 260 g, 9.2 oz; [110 cm] 265 g, 9.3 oz; [120 cm] 270 g, 9.5 oz; [130 cm] 275 g, 9.7 oz
Usable Length : [100 cm] 100 cm; [110 cm] 110 cm; [120 cm] 120 cm; [130 cm] 130 cm
Collapsed Length : [100 cm] 33 cm, 13 in; [110 cm] 36.5 cm, 14.4 in; [120 cm] 39.5 cm, 15.6 in; [130 cm] 43 cm, 17 in

Exped ALPINE LITE Poles

Weight: 185g per pole
Packed length: 56cm
Adjustable length: 3 sections, 95-125cm
Basket size: 55mm summer; 80mm all round; 110mm winter

Fizan Trektour

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Fizan Compact

58-132 cm

158g per pole

GMA 7690 Elelemental Length: 68-135cm
Weight: 270g per pole
Jacko Dyno Trail Length: 26-57in (68-145cm)
Weight: 11.6oz (328g)

Komperdell Carbon DuoLock

packed size: 68 cm
max. length: 140 cm
EVA-Full Foam Grip
KOMPERDELL Neoprene system strap DUOLOCK™
100 % Carbon
DUOLOCK™ adjusting system (175g per pole)

Leki Carbonlite AERGON

AERGON Grip
SpeedLock Locking System
Interchangeable Basket System
Carbide Flextip
Weight: 14.6 oz/pair, (207g per pole) Length: 67-135 cm

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Leki Cressida Adjustable Length: 3 sections 57-125 cm

170 g per pole

Life Link Carbon Pro

Carbon Fiber lower and patented Ovalized Locking aluminum upper offer a sleek, smooth, design that locks rock solid
Fully adjustable - Sold in 4 sizes (40",44",48",52") with 10" of adjustment
» Sold with 3.5" powder baskets
Weight: 19oz. per pair with baskets (269g per pole)

Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro

252g per pole

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MSR Overland Carbon

240 g per pole

Quechua Forclaz 700 carbon

3 parts. Maximum/minimum length: 65 cm / 130 cm. Weight: 210g

The Forclaz 500 Lite is made from aluminium and weighs a touch more: 230g

Tracks Sherlite Staff

Weight: 16.5oz/460g each Adjustable Length: 42.5-57.5 in/108-146cm Stored Length: 34.5in/87cm

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