These are good-looking, sturdy trekking poles. They…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $17.87
These are good-looking, sturdy trekking poles. They are well made and the locking levers make a satisfying click to let you know they are secure. These are a good buy for the money.
- Lever locks
- Inexpensive—good value!
- Rubber grips are sweaty
- Straps are cheap
I recently took these out on the Shaupeneak Ridge in New York to hike the white blazes and they held up and really gave me great support on both the up and downs. We hiked on dry, powdery dirt, rocky uphills, branchy, grassy flats and damp rocks near a waterfall.
The locking levers are easy to adjust and there was no slippage on the trail. I felt supported and secure for the four miles or so we used them. The rubber grips are okay, but made things a little sweaty. The straps are cheap and a bit uncomfortable, I might rig something else up but they are secure and didn't come loose.
The traction was good on both rocks and dirt and even though there are no shocks. I didn't feel like I was being jarred around. There's a bit of flex, but not too much. They come with tip guards and wider guards for use on hard, flat surfaces.
I would definitely recommend these trekking poles as a great deal for the money.