Hiking Pole Reccomendations

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Aedwards27
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Hiking Pole Reccomendations

Post by Aedwards27 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:06 pm

I am going to be doing a couple of steep hikes in October and I would like to pick up some hiking poles.

Anyone have recommendations?

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Re: Hiking Pole Reccomendations

Post by bbb » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:14 pm

I only use one pole, but I got a pair at Wal Mart for $10-$15 a few years ago and they've been with me for a few hundred miles. I can't say how they stack up to higher end poles. The ones I have have been great for me, though.

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Re: Hiking Pole Reccomendations

Post by TacoLand » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 am

I used a set of aluminum house-brand ones from REI for years. They eventually gave out and I replaced them with Black Diamond's finest carbon offering. If I had to get another pair, and didn't have access to a Black Diamond discount, I'd probably just do REI again as they're reputable and will replace gear due to failure. Here's a roundup for yah – https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/c ... es/ratings

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Re: Hiking Pole Reccomendations

Post by Aedwards27 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:42 am

Thanks to both of you for the info.

I'm going to go through that list and see which ones best suit my needs!

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Re: Hiking Pole Reccomendations

Post by TrailHound » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:26 am

I have a pair of Leki Super Makalu's that I have used for 20 years. I don't know what it takes to wear these poles out. You get what you pay for.

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