For the eco-conscious soul who wants to show their vibrant side. On a mountain of mass-produced sameness the vibrant soul, designed by contemporary artist R. Nelson Parrish, gives you the opportunity to individualize your on-mountain style with bold color. Complete with Parrish's signature racing stripe design and a selection of four colors, your voice will be heard both on the mountain and on the runway.
Don't let the retro look fool you, these are serious poles designed and tested by professional skiers who demand all mountain functionality. In a third party lab test our bamboo tested up to 25% stronger than aluminum poles.** MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS TO SHIP **
• 100% natural bamboo poles hand selected for strength and durability
• 25% stronger than most aluminum poles (3rd party lab test)
• handmade in the USA (park city, ut)
• grips and baskets injection molded with recycled plastics and/or post industrial waste
• straps weaved from recycled PET plastic yarn
• aluminum tips and pressure fit with a steel insert
• soul poles logo laser etched into the bamboo
• flash torched finish
• approximately .70” in diameter
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Meet the designer
Crazy cool, high performance gear that helps protect the mountains we love
Soul Poles - Bryon Friedman and Erik Schlopy
After years on the U.S. Ski Team traveling and busting through copious amounts of gear, both three-time Olympian Erik Schlopy and World Cup veteran Bryon Friedman perceived a need for a company focused on promoting environmental consciousness and social responsibility in the ski industry. Irregular snow years were becoming the new norm and climate change needed to be brought to the forefront of the conversation via durable, renewable, and beautifully iconic products. The result was Soul Poles - a company proving once and for all that high performance and sustainability can and do go hand in hand. Whatever the demands may be that you place on your gear, we're betting these guys demand more. Produced in the "Soul Shop" of Park City, Utah these ridiculously cool looking poles are perfect for any skiier seeking an alternative from the mountain of mass produced sameness without sacrificing the quality needed to maximize their ability on the slopes. We asked the Soul Poles crew what they loved, and they replied: "White mornings, remote peaks, group shred sessions, and back country booters." Amen boys, amen.
Process & Materials
These are serious poles designed and tested by professional skiers who demand all mountain functionality. In a third party lab test these 100% biodegradable direct-trade bamboo poles tested up to 25% stronger than aluminum poles, and are comparable or lighter than most aluminum poles on the market. Grips made from recycled plastic are ergonomically designed to cup the palm of your hand as well as provide ample surface area on top to help you navigate through the lift line or push you to your favorite backcountry destination. Recycled plastic straps are strong, light, and complete with a Soul Poles logo inlay and our tips are locally machined from post-consumer aluminum and pressure fit with a steel insert to ensure stability in firm conditions. 100% made in U.S.A.