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Walking Poles

Walking Poles for Hiking & Trekking

Have an Excellent Stability while you hike with Hiking Poles from Adventure HQ

While you become a more serious hiker, the benefits of trekking poles become clear: they provide good stability when crossing loose or uneven terrain, they provide a comfortable rhythm when traveling long distances, and they significantly reduce the impact on your hips, knees, and ankles. Some trail runners utilize trekking poles for added stability in addition to hiking, and they can also be useful for ultralight tent designs that do not require tent poles. Adventure HQ covers all your hiking needs with its trekking poles regardless of your intended purpose.

Types of Trekking Poles at Adventure HQ

  • Aluminum Trekking Poles
  • Aluminum poles are strong, durable, and can withstand a lot of abuse. They are normally heavier than their carbon counterparts, but this is usually unnoticed unless you are hiking and need to save weight. Adventure HQ's aluminum poles are great for providing stability and decreasing impact on your joints.

  • Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
  • Carbon fiber trekking poles from Adventure HQ are lightweight trekking poles that are more specialized, with a greater emphasis on reducing pack weight. Compared to other fabrics, they are typically 4 ounces lighter in each pair. This is especially significant for hikers who frequently travel with poles, but it is also beneficial for everyone who wants to conserve energy (4 ounces matters!). Carbon fiber poles, like aluminum poles, lessen the impact on your knees while offering support.

  • Folding Trekking Poles
  • Both carbon and aluminum are used to make folding trekking poles. A fold-lock closure is one of the locking systems available on folding poles from Adventure HQ. They also have the advantage of folding down to 64cm′′ rather than the typical telescoping rod's 24′′. And the best part is they are conveniently transportable due to their foldability.

How to Choose Trekking Poles and Hiking Staffs?

  • One or two hiking poles:
  • Do you want a single or double hiking staff? You'll need to decide whether to use a pair of trekking poles or a single hiking staff to get started.

  • Determine the appropriate length:
  • When the pole tips contact the ground, you want your elbow to bend 90 degrees.

  • Features to consider:
  • Adjustability, foldability, shock absorption, weight, and locking mechanisms (for adjustable poles) are just a few of the features and alternatives to consider.

  • Material for your hiking poles:
  • Is it better to use aluminum or carbon fiber? Aluminum hikingpoles are solid and long-lasting, and they are excellent in reducing joint impact. They can range in weight from 16 to 22 ounces for each pair. On the other hand, Carbon Fiber hiking staff are more expensive but lighter (between 12 and 18 ounces each pair) and hence the best alternative for professional hikers and explorers who need to consider their equipment's weight. Hiking poles made of carbon fiber are also suitable for decreasing joint impact.

For trekking you must buy hiking backpacks, hiking shoes to make your trekking more fun and enjoyable.