Best Hiking Poles 2018 – Buyers Guide and Reviews

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Best Hiking Poles 2018 – Buyers Guide and Reviews

The following are our Current Favorite Hiking Poles

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Are you looking for Best Hiking Poles you can buy in 2018?

Before setting off on your next hike you need to ensure you have all the correct equipment. For most people that usually includes a good pair of hiking boots, water bottle and backpack. Don’t forget to also grab a hiking pole.

Hiking poles are used by hikers of all skill levels to provide support while reducing impact on the body. They also give you additional stability which is required as you hike different terrain.

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What to look for when buying Poles?

When buying a new set of hiking poles you need to ensure you consider the following.

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Hiking Pole Materials

Weight and strength are the 2 biggest factors to consider. Poles are usually made from cheaper Aluminium which is light, however better models use carbon fiber which provides additional strength without adding additional weight.

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Hiking Pole Grips

Grips are extremely important ans options include foam, cork or even molder plastic. I would suggest looking at the dual density foam grips for extra confort or ensure you have a good pair of gloves.

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Hiking Pole Shaft

The best hiking poles all feature collapsible shafts making them easily transported however the mechanism does change. Some have flicking locks while others use twisting mechanism which is usually up to personal preference.

The following are the Best Hiking Poles you can buy online in 2018.

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Best Hiking Poles 2018

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Husband and Dad of 2 Richard is the founder of Top 10 Travel and loves everything travel related. Born in the UK and now living in Australia he has trekked Annapurna and parts of Western China and also spent time in Europe. As a family they have traveled to the USA several times, Canada, Europe and China. Next Stop is Iceland in September 2018.

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