The 'Poleplant' Provides Sustainable Poles That are Perfect for Skiing or Hiking

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 8, 2015
References: poleplant & kickstarter
The Kickstarter-funded 'Poleplant' offers beautiful bamboo ski poles, which have been handcrafted in the heart of the French Alps. Designed by Gabriele Nicotra after he fell in love with the amazing properties of bamboo, the poles offer a sustainable pole choice for skiers and hikers around the world.

Nicotra choose to manufacture the Poleplant ski poles out of bamboo because the material is not only stronger than aluminum, but it is also extremely lightweight. Bamboo is the fastest growing renewable resource on the plant, which makes Poleplant a more sustainable and eco-friendly choice over standard aluminum poles. The material is more than strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of downhill skiing and Nicotra boosts that Poleplant is in fact "the strongest bamboo ski poles you can find on the market."