- Anti-shock absorbing poles: With the high-quality material, the shock-absorbing effect can strongly reduce damage from the impact force.
- Extra-long EVA foam handles with straps: Soft and comfortable, absorbing moisture from sweaty hands and very comfortable to hold.
- Built to last: We use Aviation Aluminum to make the strongest and lightest poles in the outdoor market.
- Extendable: Our poles feature our Quick-Lock so you can collapse or extend your poles from 26" to 53" quickly. When not in use, these are easy to collapse and are small and light enough to be stored within your backpack.
Excellent Product. I would have never guessed that they would help you as much as they do!!I enjoy walking as much as I can. About the only thing that slows me down is the Weather. I have been avoiding Knee Surgery for 3-4 years.My Orthopedic Specialist has been suggesting that I try Trekking Poles to try to take some of the pressure off my knees while walking.They work!!Thank you.
We put these Trekking Poles to the test in the Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef and hiking through the Narrows in Zion National Park. A great product especially for the price. We never had the quick lock slip on us which was our only concern. After over 50 miles of hiking, wading and climbing they are still going strong.
The thing with trekking poles is that even the worst ones will work until they don’t. There is no way to know off the bat if you’ve got a good pair by simply looking at them, so I decide to peek inside these poles and compare them to my existing brand-name poles to see if there were any big differences or similarities.Similarities:• Both pretty lightweight. A difference of about 0.7 ounces without the rubber boots but including straps and grips.• Both have similar locking mechanisms. Turn to loosen or tighten each section.• Both have an anti-shock feature (spring/strut mechanism).Differences:• Brand-name has a strut on lowest section. These have a spring on top section.• These have a greater compression/travel distance.• Brand-name have composite grips, these are rubber.• These have secondary grips below main grip (I don’t know how I’d use those).• These came with a ton of boots and baskets, and included a carrying case.I needed to replace my old poles and if these didn’t fit the bill one of my kids could use them, so it wasn’t a big gamble to get these. But having had a chance to inspect them and try them out a little bit over the weekend, I’d say they compare very favorably with my very expensive old ones. I paid 5x more for those almost 10 years ago, so the only question is whether these will last me anywhere near as long. If they even come close, I’d say they were a steal.
These are not like the ones I am used to since most of mine are made of wood so I will compare them to those. The weight is surprisingly light when compared to most wooden walking sticks, about 1/3 of one made of sassafras and 1/5 of thorn. This makes them a lot nicer to pack around. I don't think they will be as durable as my 20 year old thorn stick but they seem to be able to hold my 250 Lb weight with out trouble. I put full pressure on one of them and it did not seem to affect it, no collapse at joints or bending of stick, I didn't try beating them against a tree since I have found my thorn stick beats just about anything in that area. They collapse very easily when the joints are untightened but stay together when tightened. Assembly is easy convenient with little effort. Collapsing my thorn stick takes a wood shop and we won't talk about putting it back together. The spring shock absorber was a surprise it actually made walking a little nicer. The grip is comfortable and with two hand positions makes the stick very easy to use in different terrains. Tips are good and the same type of system as on my thorn stick, good for any place. Over all I would say my thorn stick is better looking but this fitlife stick will be seeing a lot of use.
This is the second set I've ordered of these walking sticks. We were completely happy with the first set so we bought our daughter a set as well. We're not avid hikers so I have nothing to compare them to, but they worked great! Gave us balance and stability where and when we needed it. They are durable as well and easy to expand to the appropriate height.