UPDATE: I WAS QUOTED THE WRONG PRICE. The correct price is $499 USD
Norwegian pole, wax, and outerwear brand Swix has finally taken the wraps off of its latest top of the line pole, and the replacement for the Triac 2.0. Which I reviewed here. The new version has been dubbed: Swix Triac 2.5. Indicating that this is more of an iterative improvement over the 2.0 than the 2.0 was over the 1.0. This new incarnation of the popular pole boasts a decrease in weight and stiffness by 3% and a decrease in swing weight of 5%. The lower part of the pole has also been significantly strengthened, reducing the likely hood of breaking a shaft in a mass start or sprint race. These new poles will come in at $499 USD. The paint scheme has also been altered, replacing what was the white portion of the pole on the 2.0 with a deep blue hue. The overall finish of the pole is also not a matte texture as supposed to the glossy of the 2.0.
Are you willing to pay this much for a ski pole? Is this upgrade worth the increase in price? Let me know in the comments down below!