Trekking Pole [WALKER II]
Trek Carbon 110 Qic-Lock Orange/Black
Trail-Explorer 3 Session Trekking Poles - Mulberry
Aluminum alloy five-section trekking pole (with tip protection cover) - Blue
Distance Carbon 3 Session Trekking Z Poles 110CM - Ultra Blue
T920906 VR T Handle Trekking Pole
Trekking Pole [MT SEORAK]
Transalper Pro Trail running poles
4-Node All Carbon Folding Trekking Pole (110cm/120cm/130cm)
T Handle Trekking Pole
Walking Pole Pocketrek
Trekking Pole [NORDIC WALKING] - 1 Pair
Trekking Pole [POCKETREK]
LFS6322 Shift Trekking Pole
Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking Pole 110 -125 CM (1 Pair) - 112537 - Ultra Blue
FIZAN Prestige AS Trekking Poles (1 Pair)
FIZAN Compact 1947 Limited Edition Trekking Poles (1 Pair)
Ultra Pro Pole Carbon/Methyl Blue Uni
Foldable Trekking Pole - Blue
W's Distance Carbon 3 Session Treeking Z-Poles (1 Pair) - Dark Patina
Circus Foldable Stick Set (1 Pair) - TA-TP-01 - Black
FIZAN Compact 4 Trekking Poles (1 Pair)
3 Sections T-Head Trekking Pole (105mm) - Red
Walking Pole Summit Light Red
SUMMIT QIC-LOCK HIKING POLE
Trekking Pole [WU TAI SHAN]
TREK QIC-LOCK HIKING POLE
ALTIPLANO TREKKING POLE
Gipron 310 Mont Blanc Radiance Version
GOMA 3-section Walking Pole, Blue
GOMA 4-Section HANA Trekking Pole, Blue
GOMA 4-section Trekking Pole, Yellow
Hiking poles: the essential accessory for hikers
Hiking poles quickly become essential accessories for hikers. They secure your step and give you more stability. They serve as additional support and relieve aching muscles. Size, weight, finishes are all different criteria to consider before buying a hiking pole. Here is a little review concerning the important elements of this hiking accessory.
Is the weight of a hiking pole important?
If you are going to hike for several consecutive days, light hiking poles are recommended. Especially if you have to hang them on to your backpack which already contains all your belongings so that you are perfectly autonomous. To save space, we recommend using foldable or telescopic poles (2 or 3 sections) because they can be easily stored in a bag or left in the trunk of your car (so you never forget them).
Depending on your activity, select poles that suit you the best. 1 section for a rigid and resistant pole that you will not have to put in your backpack. 2 or 3 sections for more freedom and less rigidity.
Then choose the material: aluminium to resist torsion or carbon to save weight.
What are the advantages of a telescopic hiking pole?
Telescopic hiking poles can be adjusted easily to your size, but also to the difficulty of the terrain. The most common models are twist-lock poles. The screw inside the joint threads up into a plastic plug, making it expand against the inside of the next pole section Added grip under the handle is an advantage too. The lever-lock poles clamp easily to the right height. Heavier than the twist-lock system, they are more practical in winter when wearing gloves. Foldable poles are lighter and more compact than telescopic poles. The only drawback is that their length isn't as easy to adjust when in the mountains.
Wrist straps, handles and tips: the details that make a difference to a hiking pole
Plastic handles are harder so less comfortable than rubber, cork or foam ones. Some handles also have wrist straps, which are practical in the snow in winter. The wrist strap is used so that you don't lose the pole when walking and also secures support by preventing the hand to continually clench the handle. Tungsten carbide tips are more resistant to abrasion than steel ones.