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 Foldable Hiking Walking Telescoping Climbing Stick for Travel Backpacking (7075 Aluminum Alloy, 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® [2-Pack] Anti Shock & Retractable Trekking Poles /Hiking Poles / Walking Poles/ Walking Stick/ Hiking Stick, 22" to 56" Extendable, 1 Pair
Sale Price: $29.99
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...
TREK PRO Summer/Winter Hiking Poles by Park Ridge Outfitters - Adjustable Anti Shock Poles for Trekking Hiking Walking - 1 Pair
Sale Price: $44.99
Idea for hiking, trekking, and walking on rough or steady terrain.
Black Diamond First Strike Junior Trekking Poles - Pair
The Black Diamond First Strike Junior trekking poles combine double FlickLock adjustability, comfortable foam grips and great value in an easy-to-use size that's perfect for kids and short adults.
Oxking® Outdoor Sports 2 Pack Durable Antishock Retractable Hiking Walking Stick Adjustable Trekking Trail Poles Folding Telescopic Curved Handle Trekking Poles
Description: This alpenstock has 3-sections telescopic poles. The on/off mechanism enables the safety of mountaineer. You can adjust the length of the pole through 3-sections. And it is designed to be used anywhere and anytime. The alpenstock can offer the convenience and is ideal for traveling due...
Komperdell Carbon Approach Vario 4 Trekking Poles
Sale Price: $119.96
We're not sure how Komperdell did it, but somehow it managed to shave a little more weight off the Carbon Approach Vario 4 Trekking Poles. Now tipping the scales at a mere 6. 8 ounces, this pole will not add much weight to your pack nor, thanks to its four-section foldability, take up much space....
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles - Pair
The Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles help keep you going in every season with mountain-goat sure-footedness and ease of use.
MSR Flight 3 Trekking Pole
Fly up hills and soar over rough backcountry terrain with the MSR Flight 3 Pole. Made of tough, aircraft-grade 7000-series aluminum that collapses down to a circus-midget-short 57cm (the shortest collapsed height of any MSR pole) and featuring a freeze-resistant, one-hand SureLock system, the Flight...
MSR Deploy TR-2 Trekking Pole
When you're in the resort, a broken pole is an inconvenience--in committing alpine terrain, not so much, which is why you see seasoned backcountry adventurers sporting poles like the light, adjustable, and bomber MSR Deploy TR-2. It's slightly heavier than its big brother the TR-3 and doesn't...
Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles - Pair
The Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles combine FlickLock Pro adjustability and comfortable foam grips with a shock-absorbing system to enhance your treks through all kinds of terrain.
Black Diamond Women's Trail Pro Shock Women's Trekking Poles - Pair
The women's Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles combine FlickLock Pro adjustability and comfy foam grips with a shock-absorbing system to enhance your treks through all kinds of terrain.
Cristallo Antishock Trekking Poles
The Cristallo Antishock has the intelligent overall design of an excellent all-round pole. That's what makes it light, thin, stable but still extremely comfortable. The Cristallo Antishock, made from high-tensile strength Aluminum features an Aergon Soft Rubber grip, the innovative next generation...
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...
Corklite Antishock Trekking Poles
The 'Corklite Antishock' is a 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 since the innovative...
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...
Carbon TI Speedlock Trekking Poles
Featuring LEKI's next generation SpeedLock 2 adjustment system, the Carbon Ti can be adjusted quickly and is super light due to its 100% Carbon middle and lower sections. In addition, the extended Thermo foam grip makes choking up on the grip in changing terrain quick and easy. This trekking pole...
Ohuhu® Anti Shock & Folding Trekking Pole/ Hiking Pole
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....
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 Makalu AntiShock Trekking Poles
The Leki Makalu AntiShock Trekking Poles offer great features such as the SAS-L Antishock and SLS Superlock mechanism for incredible trekking options. They are Super Strong Series poles that feature Leki s Round Top COR-TEC grips. The ultralite shaft series highlights LEKI's superiority in high-grade...
Leki Kumara Trekking Poles
Leki's Kumara Trekking Pole adjusts so you can tuck it away in your hiking pack on easy terrain. Its Classic Expander locking system ensures a reliable performance, and the PAS Hard grip offers a neutral ergonomic position for wrists and hands. Leki made the shaft out of aluminum for lightweight...