Trekking poles or sticks have shown repeatedly to stress the joints and reduce some of the stresses of hiking. It is also easy to see that using a trekking pole can improve balance, progress, and pace in several cases.

I wasn’t sure if they would be the best match for me when I decided to use trekking poles. Are they going to be too heavy? Can I make sufficient use of them? If I don’t use them what am I going to do?

Now, years since, I have used several trekking poles and recommendations to other walking enthusiasts, and I can tell for sure they are important assets in the tool arsenal of walkers. So, before you look for the “dog care training collar”, let’s know how to choose trekking poles.

Adjustable/Fixed Length

Many walkers prefer a walking pole of adjustable length. Trekking poles are adjustable in various variants, but each accomplishes the same objective. Its objective is to extend and contract to match each walker’s height.

Also, depending on whether you’re walking, snowshoeing, or other different activities, you can change the pole to a different length.

This is a typical feature, but bewares of hard, flexible walking poles! The added weight will add up to build a heavy overall trek pole through the adjustable features.


Every ounce really adds up because you have to wear your trekking sticks, either in your hands or on your pack. The best budget trekking poles and boots are two of the main weight problems. Think of it: weight on the back, while in movement, remains.

Each move must be pivoted back and forth by weight on your hands or feet. Since your hands and feet stop and resume much more frequently than your torso, weight needs much more strength.

Shock Absorbing

There seems to be a pattern between regulating trekking poles to have shock-absorbing springs for some reason. Why does it happen? I got no idea.

I have both shock absorption and strong (non-absorbing) poles, and I would conclude that I never saw a need for a shock-absorbing point. Also, I’m not used to stabbing my poles vigorously into the earth with sufficient taste to produce a shock.

Perhaps I have been a hiker angrier? Springs and mechanisms for shock absorption in the pole often contribute considerable weight to the overall structure.


Prices range from $20 and $200 for a low-cost pair of walk-up posts. Pole content is by far the largest factor in the price of the pole. In comparison to carbon fiber, aluminum pins are typically very cheap.

Please note that a pair of aluminum poles may cost $100, and a couple of ounces of weight reduction can cost $170 or more for carbon fiber poles.

First, determine what material you would need and exactly how lightweight you want to go before determining how much you would pay for the pole. You are paying the weight savings through the nose if you like the cutting edge of lightweight poles.


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