Keep Yer Eyes on the Trail and Hands upon the Wheel, uh, Trekking Poles I Mean

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Drew 'Hiking Viking' Engman from Pinon Hills, CA 92372 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
My wife and I bought Komperdell aluminum telescoping hiking (or Trekking?) poles originally in...2004? Well, we started to work very hard at building up endurance to hike or trail walk, and wore the tips out: aluminum, a relatively soft metal that fatigues and slowly pounds flat and wears away on the pole tip. . We, of course, bought new nickel cadmium (and possibly vibranium alloy) replacement tips. We hike together every day here in the SoCal Mojave desert in the foothills of the San Gabriels, and live just a coupe miles from the border of the Angeles Natl Forest. My replacement pole tips also wore out, they just took 10 years to do it. My old Komper Poles still work, but all the paint is wore off and they don't adjust as well anymore.

SO...new poles. They are light, easy to set up (the strap)s and adjust height of the telescoping sections while walking. They look cool as a San Bernardino County mountain top, and have already helped me get to the top of a few. With my old poles as proof, I expect these to last 15-20 years of 1-5 mile daily hiking use. They were an excellent bargain, it would be foolish to buy something too expensive for no good reason I can think of. Consider these bargain poles as life's way of getting you to go outside and get some summer sun, exercise and fresh air. My poles have actually saved my life from a couple close calls with narrow cliff trails, rattlesnakes, bobcats, and bears. Well, they would have if I needed to defend myself. Save your life and your health, buy these poles!
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