Nice Basic Trekking Poles

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gray Walker from New York State on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I've been using a pair Komperdell trekking poles very much like these for at least 10 years. I recently bought these for my adult daughter's birthday. I did a bit of research first to see if there was something out there for less than $100 that might make more sense than Komperdell. Many people prefer walking sticks that use a locking mechanism so that you don't need to twist the parts open and closed when you want to set or reset the length of the poles. Although I know the locking mechanisms make it easier to adjust the poles on the fly, I've had enough fail on me that I much prefer the low-tech "twist". Anti-shock poles also seem very popular, but I find they just add weight to poles. In the case of these Komperdell poles, the cork grip absorbs enough shock to make up for any added mechanisms.

I'm giving these poles 4 stars instead of 5 only because my daughter has not had much of a chance to use them yet.

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