Quantum: Which ski poles is best for you?

Swix Quantum is a series of various ski poles made to fit your needs, but which one should you choose?

The Swix Quantum series contains six different poles made for cross country skiing. They all have different abilities, which you will learn in this article.

Choosing the right ski pole for your need essential. Here's a complete guide that will make it easier to find out which Swix Quantum that fits your need.

If you are unsure of the correct length for you, we recommend that you read this guide.

Swix Quantum 1


Quantum One is the top model in the series. It is a racing pole with excellent stiffness, pendulum, and weight properties.

Total weight 155 cm pole: 142 grams
Recommended use: Groomed trails, Nordic competitions, skating, and classic skiing.

Swix Quantum 2

Quantum 2 is also an excellent pole for those who want to race or go fast in training. A fun fact is that one centimeter weighs one gram on a 155 cm long pole.

Total weight 155 cm pole: 155 grams
Recommended use: Groomed trails, Nordic competitions, skating, and classic skiing.

Swix Quantum 3

Quantum 3 has many of the same qualities as the two poles above. It means that you also in this product gets a good pendulum and stiffness. This pole has a thicker pipe, which makes it even more durable. This product is made for racing and training

Total weight 155 cm pole: 170 grams
Recommended use: Groomed trails, Nordic competitions, skating, and classic skiing.

Swix Quantum 4

Quantum 4 is a composite pole with high stiffness and durability, makes it an excellent choice for a wide variety of skiers from the avid tour skier to the competition skier. This pole uses a different strap system than Quantum 1, 2, and 3. The basket is bigger as well, but you can change this to a smaller one.

Total weight 155 cm pole: 192 grams
Recommended use: Groomed trails, Nordic competitions, skating, and classic skiing.

Swix Quantum 5

Quantum 5 has focused on stiffness, impact strength, and durability. This pole is an excellent choice for skiers looking for solid performance and accepting a little extra weight for a solid pole.

Total weight 155 cm pole: 199 grams
Recommended use: Groomed trails, skating, and classic skiing.

Swix Quantum 6

Quantum 6 is for those who are new to cross country skiing and would like to see if this is something for you. This is the heaviest pole in the series, but it is also an almost unbreakable pole. 

Total weight 155 cm pole: 212 grams
Recommended use: Groomed trails, skating, and classic skiing.

Straps and baskets

You might notice different straps and baskets in this article. Here is what you need to know about the difference between the various models.

TCS - Swix Triac Connection System
This strap is made to maximize the power of each stroke. It is a hand-shaped strap for maximum power transmission. They are easy to replace, and you can choose between four strap options for custom fitting.
This strap is used on Swix Quantum One, Two and Three.

Pro fit 3D strap
The strap consists of mesh lining with a solid layer of nylon on the outside. The combination allows efficient power transfer during skiing while ensuring optimal comfort.
Pro fit 3D fits Swix Quantum Four, Five and Six.

TBS - SWIX Triac® Basket System
TBS is a patented interchangeable basket system, allowing the user to change basket in just a few seconds. The non-glue system makes it very easy for the user to adapt to any snow conditions. Unscrew the nut, switch basket, and tighten again.
TBS is used on Swix Quantum 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Quantum 6 uses an older basket system that is glued on the pole.

We hope that this article made it easier for you to choose between the various Swix Quantum poles. We wish you happy skiing.