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® [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...
Duhud Anti-shock Adjustable Telescope Alpenstock Hiking Walking Trekking Alpenstock Trail Poles Mountaineering Black-2 Pack
Sale Price: $39.99
Description This alpenstock has 4-sections telescopic poles. The on/off mechanism enables the safety of mountaineer. You can adjust the length of the pole through 4-sections. And it is designed to be used anywhere and anytime. The alpenstock can offer the convenience and is ideal for traveling due to...
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 Mountan Folding Trekking Pole Forest 140
The best part about Black Diamond's Ultra Mountain FL Trekking Poles are that you won't even notice them until you need them. Their Z-Pole construction allows them to fold into thirds for easy storage inside or outside the pack and with a simple pull on the handle, they can be deployed to help...
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...
Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Poles
Sale Price: $112.46
A versatile alpine trekker with ergonomically angled grips, the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork trekking pole also features a natural cork grip for multi-day comfort. Dual FlickLock Pro offer secure and complete adjustability, while interchangeable carbide Tech Tips are easily swapped mid-hike for our...
Black Diamond Trail Pro Women's Trekking Poles - Pair
Black Diamond Trail Pro women's trekking poles combine double FlickLock Pro adjustability and comfortable foam grips with light, durable aluminum shafts to help stabilize you and enhance your treks.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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....
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 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.
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Trekking Poles
Thanks to their carbon fiber shaft and collapsible design, the LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Trekking Poles weigh a mere half-pound each and have a length of only 15 inches when collapsed, making them your new favorite hiking partners. The push button and internal spring system ensures quick assembly and their...
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...