Trekking sticks have now become an essential equipment for the hiker: anyone who has tried at least once the comfort of walking “on all fours” hardly renounces it, even for the lightest and shortest trips.
Below we present some of the best models currently on the market.
We have tried to select different types of poles to talk about models that are suitable for different uses and needs.
They belong to different price ranges, as always when talking about technical equipment, you must choose the model best suited to the experience and use that will be made of it.
Black Diamond – Ultra Mountain Carbon
A sturdy and sturdy pole, designed for intensive use by trekkers who practice hiking for several days and also carry very heavy loads. Despite these characteristics, it maintains a decidedly reduced weight thanks to the carbon construction of the three foldable tubular sections, connected by the Speed Cone technology of Black Diamond: just grab the knob and the first section and pull them apart, to click the stick in the position of use.
Black Diamond – Trail
A good quality/price ratio combined with excellent features of comfort and functionality compared to the most diverse types of use are the main features of this product. Made of aluminum, it is a versatile and lightweight pole, which uses the practical adjustment system FlickLock with flat design. Very useful is also the non-slip thermal extension in expanded foam that covers the upper section of the stick.
LEKI – Black Series Micro Vario Carbon
A decidedly technical tool, designed to meet the needs of those looking for a small footprint and low weight. Thanks to its 5 carbon sections this pole, once folded, does not exceed 38 cm in length and can be stored in any backpack without problems of space. The Push Button Release system makes assembly and disassembly quick and easy.
Kong – Joystick
With its 179 g per piece, Joystick is the lightest trekking pole in the world. The tube is made of carbon-coated aluminium, to guarantee maximum lightness and resistance to bending.
It is designed for those who look above all at lightness and is therefore ideal for technical excursions and approaches to alpine routes. The pole is made up of three telescopic segments with adjustment notches.