The value of trekking poles is the improved stability they provide to the hiker. This is particularly helpful while traversing across sloped, uneven or slippery terrain. They transfer shock away from joints and ease the workload of your legs. Once you try trekking poles you will never do without them!
Features of Trekking Poles
The common length of trekking poles is between 25 to 56 inches (55 to 123 centimeters) and the weigh is 16 to 20 ounces (454 to 567 grams). Shafts are typically made using a lightweight aluminum or carbon fiber. Some of the manufactured type have been designed to retract. Built in clips give them the added convenience of being able to attach to the side of a pack. When hiking long distances on a slope, the "uphill" pole can be shortened to compensate for the difference in distance. During a descent they can easily be extended for extra length needed to provide the hiker a braking action.
Common Options for Trekking Poles
Optional features include the ability to turn off or lock the shock absorber for the ascent when you need power, and engage it for the descent when used for braking. Spring tips reduce wrist impact by adding spring or cork to cushion the jarring effect while walking. A nice feature a camera clip for mounting a video or digital camera above the grip. Some trekking poles have shafts with extension length markers so you can preset set the length to match your height
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Trekking Pole, AGPtEK® 1 PCS Folding Hiking Pole Collapsible Alpenstocks Ultralight Adjustable Hiking Stick Foldable Walking Stick Telescoping Climbing Stick for Travel Backpacking Walking (7075 Aluminum Alloy with EVA Foam Handle Material, Adjustable from 43in to 53in)
Sale Price: $21.99
Description: This Collapsible Trekking pole is foldable design which offer the convenience size after folded, then easy to storage for backpack and luggage. And It also made of lightweight and high strength 7075 aluminum which is very durable not easy to bend and can provide an outstanding level of...
Ohuhu® Anti Shock & Folding Trekking Pole/ Hiking Stick/ Hiking Pole/ Walking Stick, Adjustable From 44" to 53"
Sale Price: $21.99
Don't let the ever-changing up and downhill terrain hold you back. This Ohuhu® Anti Shock & Folding Trekking Pole will reduce stress on joints, improve balance and add power on uphill hikes. Use this Ohuhu® Trekking Poles on a variety of terrain to keep your knees from being exposed to the pain....
Ohuhu® [2-Pack] Anti Shock & Retractable Trekking Poles /Hiking Poles / Walking Poles/ Walking Stick/ Hiking Stick, 22" to 56" Extendable, 1 Pair
Sale Price: $27.99
Don't let the ever-changing up and downhill terrain hold you back. This Ohuhu® Anti Shock & Retractable Trekking Poles will reduce stress on joints, improve balance and add power on uphill hikes. Use this Ohuhu® Trekking Poles on a variety of terrain to keep your knees from being exposed to the...
Leki Super Micro Trekking Pole (Single) - Updated 2011
The 'Super Micro' stands out due to its very small pack size of 54 cm. High-quality components such as the 'Super Lock System' and an AergoMed grip make both long and short trips a piece of cake. A simple but noble design rounds off the overall appearance of this walking pole.
Black Diamond Syncline Trekking Poles
The lightweight Black Diamond Syncline Trekking Pole keeps you trucking on the trail by taking some of the weight off of your back and adding power to your stride. The ergonomic handles are so comfortable that you might want to try walking on your hands after your feet get tired.
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair
The lightweight Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Pole trekking poles offer durable support, easy packability and quick deployment, whether you're toting a heavy pack or riding backcountry powder.
Leki Voyager Trekking Pole - Pair
DECENT FEATURES of the Leki Voyager Trekking Pole - Pair PAS Soft Grip Classic Expander Lock System Performance Basket Carbide Tip Ultra Sonic Finish The SPECS Weight: 19.4 oz Length: 65-145 cm
Black Diamond Distance FL Trekking Pole
The Black Diamond Distance FL Trekking Pole combines the rapid deployment and compact collapsed size of the Z-Pole system with a FlickLock Pro clasp on the top shaft for 20cm of versatile length adjustment. EVA foam grips provide a secure hold and all-day comfort on rugged terrain while the mini-grip...
Black Diamond Distance FL Trekking Pole - Women's
Before embarking on a multi-day backpacking excursion, prepare for rugged terrain by grabbing hold of the Black Diamond Women's Distance FL Trekking Pole. This lightweight pole collapses to just 14 inches for convenient packing. The Z-Pole speed deployment allows the pole to expand to size almost...
Black Diamond Trail Pro Trekking Poles - Pair
Black Diamond Trail Pro trekking poles combine double FlickLock Pro adjustability and comfortable foam grips with lightweight and durable aluminum shafts to help stabilize you and enhance your treks.
Corklite Speedlock Trekking Poles
The 'Corklite' is a perennial best seller and prime example of a LEKI premium trekking pole with extremely high quality standards. The Aergon COR-TEC (80% natural ground cork) grip allows for an extremely comfortable grip that gets better as the miles wear on. Long days on the trail are easy...
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Poles - Pair
The Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork trekking poles help keep you going at any altitude with goatlike sure-footedness and ease of use.
MSR Deploy TR-3 Trekking Pole
Beat-up aluminum poles are totally cool, and even give you some street cred if you're more of an in-bounds skier, but you need a bit more than a simple pole-planting stick when you spend most of your time outside the resort boundaries. If an adjustable, collapsible, tricked-out backcountry pole...
Thermolite XL Speedlock Trekking Poles
State-of-the art traditional trekking poles with the highest level of comfort. The 'Thermolite XL' has all the characteristics of an established trekking pole and makes no compromises when it comes to performance. From the 32 cm long Aergon Thermo grip to the next generation SpeedLock2 lever...
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - Pair
The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles add support, stability and effortless swing to your wilderness forays, with 3 vibration-absorbing carbon fiber sections and natural cork grips.
Carbonlite Expander Trekking Poles
The Leki Carbonlite Aergon SuperLock Trekking Pole is a light-weight, 3 section pole made from strong, light-weight carbon fiber with a positive angle Aergon grip. Great for backpacking and hiking. The new SuperLock is an internal adjustment system that makes length adjusting quick and efficient. Includes...
Leki Corklite Trekking Poles
The Leki Corklite Trekking poles offer the same great features as the standard Corklite but also include the SAS-L Antishock on the lower section for incredible trekking options. They are Ultralite Series poles that feature Aergon Cor-tec Grips and Speed Lock locking mechanism, on the upper section....
Leki Quantum Trekking Poles (Pair)
No matter if you're going up or down the mountain, the Quantum is a stable and reliable partner. The Quantum features the practical Speed Lock system for adjusting pole length in seconds in addition to the PA Safety Soft grip and the matching Lock Security strap.
ProSource Anti Shock Trekking/Walking/Hiking Poles with Compass (Set of 2)
Prosource 3-sections telescopic poles are designed to be used anywhere anytime. They offer the convenience of one size fits all and are ideal for traveling due to their portable nature. Resource trekking poles are made from light weight durable aluminum and come in multi colors. Each pole can be extended...
LEKI Micro Vario Ti Trekking Poles - Women's
Leki's Micro Vario Ti Women's Trekking Pole saves your knees, aids your progress, and keeps you upright when you're humping heavy loads down tough trails or going for hikes on uneven terrain. Its collapsible aluminum shaft folds down into five sections when you're carrying it between...