User Review: Swiss Gear Hiking Pole
Price Paid: $17
I love my Swiss Gear poles. I bought them at Walmart a few months ago, and I'm very surprised at how great they have held up. They have many miles on them now as I'm training up on local trails for a full out AT Thru hike. I've been putting weight on them, all out terrain changes from grass to rocks and whatever else can be thrown at them and so far they have been awesome!
I went gear hunting the other day and pulled another brand off the shelf just to see how they were...well, they basically came apart when extended, and they were 3 times more expensive than my Swiss Gear poles. I'll stick with Swiss Gear. I'm even going to buy another set for my mom so we can walk together.
Mine even have that little compass on the top which from testing it out, is spot on! Even after taking some abuse, it's accurate. I originally got them as a temporary thing to train with until I could get a more well known brand...Not even going to consider it now. I'm sticking with these. These poles are definitely recommended by me!!