Tips for buying Trekking Poles|
Trekking Poles – Features to look for;
-Lightweight (Carbon is lighter, aluminum is less expensive, both work fine)
-Good internal shock absorption system (that’s the point, right?)
-Replaceable rubber stopper (it will wear out eventually)
-Hand grips that are comfortable (some people prefer rubber, some prefer cork or wood, figure out what you like and use that)
-Good hand straps that don’t chafe, irritate, or slip
-Lock that really do hold the pole in place. You will become frustrated if they slide right when you bear weight. Plus, it’s dangerous.
-Cool gadgety stuff like a universal screw mount for the bottom of your camera. Many helmet camera companies are making pole mounts for their cameras. Why not get a trekking pole and have a double-use piece of equipment?