Key points of trekking poles
- By:Nepali B2b
1. Check the locking
Lock each section of the trekking pole tightly and press down hard to make sure it will not break and the locking system can bear the weight.
2. Put on the wristband
Wearing a wrist strap while hiking can allow you to walk in a comfortable state and swing the cane back and forth. If the wrist strap hurts your wrist, continue to look for it. It is best to choose a wristband that is soft and has some elasticity, which can be easily adjusted to the desired firmness and will not fall off easily.
3. Select the handle
Trekking poles with cork and foam handles are usually the first choice for people who sweat easily or often hike in rainy days, because these materials have better friction even when they are wet. Handles made of materials such as rubber and plastic are slippery when wet and don't feel particularly good, but they are durable and strong. If your palms tend to sweat, avoid plastic grips as they tend to slip out of your palms like wet fish. A cork or foam cane is best to grab. Foam handles feel warmer to the touch than cork, plastic, wood, or rubber handles in cold weather.
4. Select material
Aluminum alloy trekking poles are strong, light, and cheap. Most manufacturers use aluminum alloy materials. If you are a person with higher quality requirements, you can choose a lighter new cane in carbon fiber or titanium alloy. Carbon fiber, which is as strong as aluminum, is lighter and more expensive. Titanium alloys are lighter, but more expensive. The trekking poles made of carbon fiber and titanium alloy are relatively small in diameter, which makes people feel very light. You can swing them quickly when using them, and it is easy to put the tip of the pole in a suitable position.
5. Select the number of sections
First of all, choose according to the intensity of the activity. The more the number of canes, the lower the load-bearing capacity. When doing leisure activities, the most prominent thing is that it is easy to carry, so the four-section stick is the first choice. When the activity has a certain intensity, choose the three-section stick to ensure safety.