Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth and while it is typically associated with hot tropical regions this grass actually can be found in diverse climates including mountain regions. Still it probably isn’t typically found on the ski slopes but Soul Poles is looking to change that.
We’ve seen bamboo used for bikes and canes and now Soul Poles is looking to take the sustainable material, which is also fairly low tech, and use it for ski poles. Bamboo actually features a high strength-to-weight ratio and is fairly flexible so it should be ideal for a ski pole.
The company already has a naked version for just $99, a flashily low VOC, water-based version for a bit more and even a higher-end painted version for just $175. All the other components, including straps, handles and baskets, as well as aluminum tips are made from recycled material to keep with the sustainable theme!