6061 Aluminum Adjustable Light Weight 4 Section Trekking Poles with T Shape Handle
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Size: Folded Size: 52 cm (20"). Extended Size: 110 cm (43"), 4 sections
Handle Material: Rubber, EVA Vice handle
Wrist Strap: Nylon
Stick Tip: Carbon Tungsten Steel
Accessories: Rubber Tip/Trekking Basket
Weight: 350 g
Section: 4 Sections
Use: Camping, Mountaineering, Hiking, Trekking, Adventure, Expedition, Backpacking
When you are ready to buy trekking poles, do you know the structure of the trekking poles? Why does the price differ greatly while trekking poles look almost the same? Please read the following instructions.
The Trekking pole consists mainly of six parts, Handle, Wrist Strap, Pole, Locking system, trekking baskets and pole tip.
The handle are usually made of EVA, rubber, cork, plastic and other materials, different material has different characteristics: EVA: comfort grip, full of flexibility, not affected by the seasons, the material has a sweat absorbing function (Wicking Function); Rubber: full sense of grip, harder in winter, easy to crack, do not have sweat-absorbent function (Wicking Function), summer easy to slip; Cork: full sense of grip, not affected by the season, the material has a sweat-absorbing function (Wicking Function), but easy to wear and tear; Plastic: poor grip, easy to crack in winter, easy slip in summer, but the cost is low, cheap and convenient.
2. Wrist Strap
This is the most important part to consider when buying a trekking pole. Because the altering of the trekking pole and the user's body force is mainly through the wrist strap. Therefore, the following characteristics should be taken into consideration when selecting high quality wrist strap, wider in the middle and narrower on both sides to prevent the the hand of the hand, wrist strap adjustment buckle set in the connection with the trekking pole, not in contact with the hand, to prevent the hand hurting; The inner side of the wrist strap is made of suede anti-friction material, which effectively protects the skin.
The material of the pole is usually made of aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, titanium alloy, wood, steel and the like, among which aluminum alloy and carbon fiber are the most widely used. The several materials have the following characteristics. Aluminum Alloy: durable, low cost, but heavier and easier to be corroded than carbon fiber; Carbon Fiber: lightweight, good elasticity and toughness, high strength ratio, corrosion resistance but high price; Titanium Alloy: lightweight, good elasticity and strength, corrosion resistance and highest price.
The locking system is a core of the trekking pole safety components, 90% of the trekking pole problems are due to locking system failure caused. Cheap trekking pole generally use plastic parts which are easy to deformation, while the high-end trekking pole are made of high-rigid plastic (crystal), and after precision cutting. Such as the industry recognized advanced locking system, Black Diamond / black diamond self-developed Flicklock joint locking system, Robinson patent SLS second-generation locking system, Wildview / Di is the 3LS security locking system.
The trekking baskets can prevent the trekking pole from falling into the mud. when select trekking pole, pay attention that the trekking baskets should be quickly disassembled.
Pole tip are generally made of rubber, iron, carbon tungsten steel. Carbon steel head is the hardest material, but also with the most expensive price, rubber is the cheapest material, but cannot cope with the rugged outdoor terrain, abrasion performance is not as good as carbon steel.