User Review: Leki Super Makalu COR-TEC PA
I've been backpacking since I was a kid, the first time I saw some one using trekking poles I wondered "where are their skis?" I rented these poles for my wife and I on her first backpacking trip. She thought she wouldn't use them, and would end up strapped to my pack. At the end of about 9 miles at Joshua Tree she told me that if she didn't have those poles she would be very angry with me. We now have or own.
I recommend going to a store and playing with them, and figuring out witch features you like best and then don't balk at the price. They are worth it, and far cheaper than the treatment for the injuries that they can prevent. Swollen knees and sprained ankles are the least of them. Many tent manufactures now offer tents that use trekking poles for their frame. Trekking poles have revolutionized my hiking, I can't say enough about them.