need trekking poles
January 7, 2012 11:14 AM Subscribe
Please recommend good trekking/hiking poles, specific details inside.
posted by anonymous to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is a gift for someone (female, if it matters). She said the trekking poles should be lightweight, collapsible/foldable, should have a "clasp, not twist" closure for adjusting the height of the poles. From talking to people in her hiking group, she found out that the poles should generally cost around $100 for good quality ones, but when I search on amazon, the most expensive ones I see are around $30-40. I am asking for recommendations because don't want to get something of lower quality, since this is for someone who does ~15 mile hikes. When I search on ems.com, I find ones around $100, but they don't seem to fold up compactly, and I don't see details about clasp or twist locking for adjusting their height.
Can you recommend any good quality trekking poles with all the specifications I mentioned?