Serious hikers have known the great benefits of trekking poles for decades. Aside from providing stability while hauling a heavy load or moving over technical terrain, trekking poles have distinct advantages even on easy trails. They significantly reduce load and impact on hips, knees, and ankles when going downhill. Indeed, we at Switch back have noticed remarkable differences when using trekking poles on even day hikes.
2. Adjustable-length (25-53 inches) trekking poles can fit most people.
Properly sized poles will put your elbows at a 90-degree bend when you hold the poles with tips on the ground near your feet. If you're taller than about 6 feet ,you may have a maximum length of at least 51 inches. If you are shorter than 6 feet tall, you’ll be able to shorten trekking poles enough to make them work for you. Typically you’ll want to shorten the poles when going uphill and lengthen them when going downhill.
3.Gork grips Or Rubber grips with foam extension?
A cork handle has an exceptionally comfortable feel in the hand and wicks sweat very well. It also will conform nicely to your hand over time, making it great for long-distance treks and multi-season use. We’ve found rubber grips to be best for cold weather activities because they shed rain and snow. EVA foam is soft, provides a measure of shock absorption and does a decent job at wicking moisture in the summer months. You can decide which is right for you.
4. Durability!Depending on your needs we can get you there.
When choosing a pole for your next adventure we understand you need quality material to last you every step of the way. Bagail All-around Poles Made of durable “aircraft grade” aluminum. Our tips are made from durable Tungsten Carbide. Tungsten Carbide tips will hold up for long treks on all type of terrain. Additional tips such as mud baskets and rubber tip!
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