Komperdell Walker Antishock Light
Price Paid: $50 (?)
If you want or need an adjustable cane, this is it! Mine is one of four or five Komperdell canes I own, each with its own good points. However, the Anti-Shock is the one I use and abuse daily. I was unsure how I would like the anti-shock feature, but once I got used to it I would never go back. On the other hand, the anti-shock can be disabled simply so if you don't like it it won't be a problem.
The cane is infinitely adjustable from minimum to maximum length, the handle is comfortable, and a wrist strap is included. One downside is that the paint tends to wear at the tightening points. Also, you will need enough hand strength to tighten the adjusters securely (and also to loosen them). If the adjusters aren't tight the can can collapse -- not something you look forward to. Also, the metal tip is hollow-ground and sharp -- so sharp it will quickly punch through a rubber tip. After piercing one tip I tapped a small washer into the replacement tip. That solved the problem.
One final good point -- unlike the folding canes I have used, the Walker doesn't click as you walk with it. Properly adjusted, tightened, and with a washer in the rubber tip, I use mine constantly, and I love it.
Price Paid: $130
If something goes wrong good luck trying to get it fixed. There is no contact phone number and their website isn't in English so their 3 year warranty is useless. I would not buy from this company again.
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Lightweight with a comfortable grip, the Kompdell Walker Antishock Light walking staff is perfect for all your travel and trail excursions. Strong 3-section 7075 aluminum alloy straight shaft is heat-treated for outstanding tensile strength. Collapses from 39.3 to 21.6 in. for easy packing. Multi-medical cork grip lets you use the Walker cane style or staff style. Included dome basket can be added for trail use, preventing the pole from sinking into soft earth or rocky terrain. Closeout.
Instead of whittling a hardwood walking stick each time you head to the trails, outfit yourself with the Komperdell Walker Antishock Light Trekking Pole. The three-section design means this pole travels easily, and the built-in AntiShock system helps to cushion your stride and relieve stress on your leg joints on rugged downhill sections of trail.
CLOSEOUTS . The lightweight, durable and adjustable construction of Komperdell's Walker trekking pole teams up with a self-molding cork grip and impact-absorbing anti-shock to ensure that you don't regret taking that steep and rugged trail when you've reached the halfway point.
- Sierra Trading Post
A trekking pole that offers the reduced stress of anti-shock along with a multifunctional grip that can be used as a walking staff or a regular trekking pole. Features a Walker Comfort Cork Grip with standard strap, 3-section walking pole, Alloy 7075-T6, anti-shock on/off mechanism, Vario-trekking basket and Tungsten/Carbide Tip. Packed size: 50cm (21.3"), Maximum length: 100cm (39.4"). Wt: 8.8 oz.
- Vargo Outdoors