How to choose a good trekking poles

- 2021-09-03-

1. Check the locking of the trekking poles: lock each section of the climbing stick and press it down with all strength to ensure that it will not break and the locking system can bear the load.

2. Fasten the wristband of the trekking poles: when hiking, fasten the wristband to make the walking comfortable, and swing the walking stick back and forth. If the wristband will abrade your wrist, continue to look for it. The best choice of wrist strap is soft, with some elasticity, which can be simply adjusted to the required firmness and is not easy to fall off.

3.Handle selection of the trekking poles: climbing stick with cork and foam handle is usually the first choice for those who are easy to sweat or often hike in rainy days, because these materials have better friction even if they are wet. Handles made of rubber, plastic and other materials will be slippery when wet, and the feel is not particularly good, but they are durable and strong. If your palms sweat easily, avoid plastic grips because they can easily slip out of your palms like wet fish. A stick made of cork or foam is best to grasp. In cold weather, the handle of foam feels warmer than that of cork, plastic, wood or rubber.

4.Material selection of the trekking poles: aluminum alloy mountaineering stick, strong, light and cheap. Most manufacturers use aluminum alloy material. If you are a person with high quality requirements, you can choose a new light walking stick made of carbon fiber or titanium alloy. Carbon fiber, as strong as aluminum alloy, but lighter in weight, but more expensive. Titanium alloys are lighter, but more expensive. The diameter of climbing sticks made of carbon fiber and titanium alloy is relatively small, which makes people feel very light. When using them, you can throw them quickly, and it is easy to put the tip of the stick in a suitable position.

5. Number of sections of the trekking poles: first, select according to the intensity of the activity. The more the number of walking stick sections, the lower the corresponding load-bearing capacity. When leisure activities, the most prominent thing is easy to carry, so four sticks are the first choice. When activities have a certain intensity, three sticks are selected to ensure safety.