Reviewed by tomjw217 from Memphis TN on Monday, July 22, 2013
I use these "trekking poles" as a cane, which I need for balance. As they are collapsible, they fit conveniently in a car. I was delighted to find that this item came with a rubber tip. Previously rubber tips had to be purchased separately. The snow basket shown in the photo is removable. This model has a shock absorbing setting which adds a little "give" when the pole touches down -- nice. Two caveats: you must have sufficient grip strength to securely tighten the sections or it can (and will) collapse on you when you don't want it too; and the steel tip will quickly penetrate the rubber tip. My first modification is to place an appropriately-sized steel washer inside the rubber tip and force it to the bottom of the rubber tip. The steel tip then rests on the washer and does not cut through the rubber. If this is done the rubber tip lasts much longer. In fact, I haven't worn out a rubber tip after adding a washer. Komperdell, you should take this "tip tip" for action. Alternately, they could make the steel chisel tip removable. I have several models of this cane -- this particular configuration is best, in my estimation.