User Review: Swiss Gear Hiking Pole
Price Paid: $9.99 per pole
You can't beat these poles for the price. They perform as well as any other brands that are 5 times the price. The tips grip rock and ice without slipping and have a decent amount of shock absorption. The compasses on the handle tops are cheap and not very accurate, but that's not why you buy the poles in the first place. Test the locks on the poles at the store, as sometimes customers can over-tighten them and ruin the mechanism. At this price, you don't have to cringe when you bend your pole. Great warranty as well.