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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Excursion Trekking Pole
Sale Price: $19.49
The Excursion trekking pole by ALPS Mountaineering is constructed of high quality aluminum that is great for trail hiking. The adjustable pole has a built in anti-shock system so even if the terrain gets rugged, you're ready to conquer. The cork and EVA grip handle makes gripping easy and comfortable.
Journey Trekking Pole
Sale Price: $19.47
The Alps Mountaineering Journey trekking pole quickly locks into place thanks to the fast-locking lever system, making on-the-go adjustments a breeze. Featuring high quality 7075 aluminum construction, the Journey is both durable and light weight. The adjustable trekking pole also provides a built-in anti-shock system, so you are ready to conquer even when the terrain turns rugged. A contoured EVA...
Trekking Pole, AGPtEK® 1 PCS Foldable Hiking Walking Telescoping Climbing Stick for Travel Backpacking (7075 Aluminum Alloy, Adjustable from 43in to 53in)
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 tensile strength to the pole. The ergonomic EVA handle grip provides a comfortable fit in the hand,...
Ohuhu® [2-Pack] Anti Shock & Retractable Trekking Poles /Hiking Poles / Walking Poles/ Walking Stick/ Hiking Stick, 22" to 56" Extendable, 1 Pair
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 pain. Why choose it Please take a look at this and you will find this hiking poles the one that you...
Black Diamond Distance Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair
Sale Price: $74.89
The Black Diamond Distance Z trekking poles feature a light and versatile folding design that fits easily into packs and suitcases, making them ideal for backpacking and travel to far-off trailheads.
JGmax Pioneer - 2 Pack - Anti Shock & Retractable Trekking Trail Poles /Hiking Poles / Walking Poles/ Walking Stick/ Hiking Stick, 25.5" to 53" Extendable, 1 Pair
Don't let the ever-changing up and downhill terrain hold you back. This Pioneer Anti Shock ; Retractable Trekking Poles will reduce stress on joints, improve balance and add power on uphill hikes. Use this Pioneer Trekking Poles on a variety of terrain to keep your knees from being exposed to the pain. Why choose it Please take a look at this and you will find this hiking poles the one that you...
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair
Sale Price: $119.89
The lightest folding pole from Black Diamond, the Distance Carbon Z blends lightweight carbon shafts with the convenience of the Z-pole design for enhanced packability and weight savings on the trail.
Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Pole
You know you're in for a grind when your knees start to ache about three miles into a fifteen-mile hike, so give your joints a little relief with the Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles. Their three-section design and reliable FlickLock extension system means you can pack them down and throw them on your pack when you need your hands free during those steep, scrambly sections of trail, and...
Ohuhu Folding Trekking Pole/ Hiking Pole, 1-Piece
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. Why choose it Please take a look at this and you will find this hiking poles the one that you has...
Trekking Pole Shock Absorbing Walking Pole Anti Shock Hiking Pole
----This is not only a best set of poles for a beginner, but also good enough for a serious trekker. ---- you should understand that for hiking you typically use a single pole on basically flat terrain. If you're planning on doing hills or really uneven surfaces, you are trekking and need two poles. ----The weight of this pole is 10 Ounce . Lighter poles mean less swing weight, so you can move...
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 Aluminum technology by using smaller diameter, thinner wall tubing along with a proprietary heat-treating...
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 comfort and the tip out of carbide flex to handle all sorts of rugged terrain.Claimed Weight: 1 lb...
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. The ultralite shaft series highlights LEKI's superiority in high-grade Aluminum technology by using...
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 super-strong Speed Lock 2 system allows you to easily adjust the length, even when wearing thick...