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Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review

Fizan Compact Trekking Poles

Fizan Compact Trekking Poles are 3-piece lightweight, 7001 aluminum trekking poles that adjust with a twist-lock mechanism. Fizan claims that they’re the lightest aluminum trekking poles in the world, with a weight of just 158 grams per pole. The Compact poles have carbide tips, and come with three different sized plastic baskets, …

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Trekking Poles: Pros and Cons

Bending Forward Over Trekking Poles Wastes Energy

I’m a big fan of trekking poles for hiking because they help reduce the strain on my knees when I walk downhill, they improve my balance when I’m hiking over rough ground or crossing streams, and they are useful for establishing a good walking rhythm when synchronized with your arms. But …

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Pacerpole “Posture Poles”

Pacerpoles on the Maine Appalachian Trail

I use trekking poles  made by a British company called Pacerpole that have a unique hand grip which is tilted at a 45 degree angle instead of the vertical cross-country-style ski pole grip you find on other trekking poles. Pacerpoles are very popular in the UK and Europe, particularly among long distance …

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Do You Use Trekking Pole Straps?

The First Thing I do is Cut the Straps Off

Whenever I get a new pair of trekking poles, the first thing I do is to cut off the straps. I don’t like them. And while I use trekking poles religiously, I don’t like the feeling of having my hand trapped in a strap if I fall because it’s a …

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MSR SureLock TR-3 Trekking Poles

MSR Surelock TR-3 Trekking Poles

MSR Surelock TR-3 Trekking Poles are lightweight aluminum trekking and snowshoeing poles with a unique trigger-release mechanism that makes them easy to adjust without stopping or taking off your gloves in winter. This is useful for people who are hiking, trail-running, or skiing, over terrain with rapid elevation changes with …

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