What to write?
Here are some things to consider when reviewing trekking poles:
Fit: Do the straps and grip fit your wrists and hands comfortably?
Adjustability: Does the pole's length adjust? How about straps?
Locking: Are any locking mechanisms easy to use, secure? Any slippage?
Shocks: Do the poles have shocks? Do they work? Are they adjustable? Can they be turned off?
Traction: How well does the pole's tip grip different ground? Any slippage on wet or dry terrain?
Flex: How stiff or flexible are the poles relative to other trekking poles?
Baskets: Do baskets stay on? Do they get in the way? Are they easy to switch out?
Accessories: How well do accessories, like camera mounts and tips, work?
Ease of Use: Do parts and features work as expected? Consistently?
Features: Any noteworthy features, designs, or technology? Do they live up to expectations?
Construction & Durability: Is it well made? How has it held up over time?
Conditions: Where, when, and how long have you used this gear?
Make it a Killer Review
Account for fit When reviewing gear where a proper fit is essential, describe your relevant body parts and whether or not the gear fit properly. A poor fit should be noted, but fit alone isn’t reason enough to give a bad rating. Look beyond fit and discuss features, performance, construction, durability, etc. More tips for a killer review »