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[Updated July 24, 2017]
Hi Everyone - we are running this drop every day, and shipping within 3 business days of your order. We listened to all of your comments about wanting these poles for an upcoming adventure. We are excited to offer this new process so that you can join at any time and receive your poles quickly, especially during peak backpacking season. Please help spread the word about these great poles!

Thanks,
-Danny

Original post below:

Greetings Outdoor Adventurers,

The original Fizan Compact Trekking Poles have been a favorite here on Massdrop every since we started selling them. They have the strongest twist-lock mechanisms, and are one of the lightest collapsible and adjustable poles in the world, at a fraction of the price of the nearest competitors.

We have taken the comments and reviews from the thousands of members who bought the original poles, and working with Fizan over the last year to come up with this Massdrop exclusive. The new Compact poles sport a reshaped grip, a soft, smooth strap, a burlier grippier hiking tip cover, and a third set of larger baskets that will be useful in snow or sand.

I used to think trekking poles were unnecessary and even dorky, but that was when I was first getting into backpacking as a college student. One winter I went on a particularly treacherous 3-day trip along the California coast, where we hit rain, hail, swollen river crossings, and numerous steep up and downs. The poles saved that trip and I became a convert. I now recommend poles for most people, regardless of how often or hard you hike, or how much you carry. It helps you going uphill, saves your knees on the downhill, stabilizes you on rocks and river crossings, and can help you avoid injury from falling. I find that it helps me keep a nice pace, regardless of speed. And for many of us, poles are useful for serving double-duty as part of our shelter structure.

I'm really excited about these poles because we're talking the most affordable, reliable ultralight poles and making them better, based on your feedback. Please read more about the history and development of this new generation of poles:
https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1797/upcoming-massdrop-x-fizan-collaboration

REVIEWS:
Dan Durston at Into Cascadia https://intocascadia.com/2017/10/14/review-massdrop-x-fizan-compact-poles/

Dave at Engearment http://engearment.com/backpacking/massdrop-fizan-compact-poles/

Danielle at The Trek https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/gear-review-massdrop-x-fizan-compact-trekking-poles/

Kenneth Shaw at Ultralightandcomfortable https://ultralightandcomfortable.com/2017/06/02/gear-review-fizan-trekking-poles/

And here's the 2011 BPL review for the original Compact 3: https://backpackinglight.com/fizan_compact_poles_review/
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We had 8g, 12g, and 28g. Could just as easily be my scale!
engearment_dave
Interesting although the total winds up the same, lol.

Unit weights do vary unit to unit, so that may also be at play. Interesting that they're off by 2 grams though. I would have been less surprised by a difference of 1 g.

HJ
Just got my second set of massdrop x fizan poles. First was the earlier yellow version. Also had a brownish pole at one point. Poles are exactly the same but blue, and tip seems a smedge smaller- but those straps are super weird, seem very slippery. I might just take them off.

These are great poles, y'all- my other poles lasted almost 5,000 miles and only reason I'm getting a new set is bc one got lost in checked baggage. If you are asking if they are burly- yes, up to standard thru hiking conditions, they last long, the grips, albeit foam, are very comfortable. If you're ultralight you won't regret them. Tips easy to replace with Leki at least, maybe others.
Just hiked six Adirondack 46ers in 3 days in -40 windchill conditions. The Fizan poles performed well on these challenging hikes! I used them on descents mostly and found them especially useful descending from Giant after the sun had set. The poles are light but sturdy. The twist locking is easiest to deal with in cold weather if you keep them loose while not in use and then tighten them by holding the basket and the grip. The snow baskets are hard to installed (they snap in) but that means they're hard to remove which means you wont lose them in the snow. For the price and weight, these poles are definitely awesome.

Watch a short video of the hikes here: https://youtu.be/mjb_wyfb8KI
Hey, does anyone have just one pole of the former neon yellow-green drop? Delta lost one of my poles coming back from my last hike. That pole did the AT and PCT!
Dang! what a great price for a set of trekking poles. Too bad I already own a pair of these that I am very happy with. These are my go to poles even though I own some BDs, Mountain Smiths, and Leki (won from a Climbing give away). So I really can't justify buying another set ;-( Personally, I'm a one pole hiker and backpacker and stow the other for setting up my hammock tarp when needed.
My straps came out of the hole and I can’t seem to reattach it, anyone have the same problem?
The straps keep slipping, anyone found a way to make it not slip constantly?
Received poles missing the rubber tips and the two smaller sets of baskets. Waiting for response from customer service. Also poles sent in a bag only, no cardboard box and 1 pole is slightly bent, I assume from shipping based on the looks of the bag. Anyone else have these problems?
Arials
Sounds like a shipping issue. Thanks for reporting to customer service and they should be able to help you out here.
Dan Durston used these poles on his Great Divide Trail Yo-Yo hike (in the Canadian Rockies).

https://intocascadia.com/2017/10/14/review-massdrop-x-fizan-compact-poles/
Ordered these the first day of the drop and received them on the last! Fast shipping to Canada. The poles look and feel great. Due to the design in which you twist the individual tubes to set the height, there is a little movement at the base of each tube end when the pole isn't fully extended. I hope these are durable enough and the pads wear in nicely. Thanks!
Anyone find a source for replacement tips yet? I'm going for this anyway. Would be nice to have a spare set of tips as well.
Luke5403
I just used standard leki tips...they've worked great. Poles now have maybe 4700 miles, the new tips have a good 2500 miles. So sad I have to replace now since delta lost a pole when they made me check grrrrr
cant get a fizan compct 4, disappointed, why sold out?david booth
bywongbooth
We'll have the Compact 4 back in stock in mid December. Thanks for asking!
bywongbooth
The Compact 4 poles are back in stock and shipping quickly!
I find the photo of the couple hiking way funnier than it should be. That said, seem like nice poles.
SpicyMustard
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