If you are planning on taking on some challenging terrain, particularly over several days, then waking poles is a good idea to take as part of your essential kit. Poles reduce stress on the lower body, taking the weight off the off the knees and lower back, reducing wear and tear on the joints. You will definitely notice a difference if you are wearing a heavy backpack too. Poles also help you to walk more upright, enabling more oxygen to enter the lungs, so more breath for getting up those horrible, steep inclines.
These Komperdell C3 Carbon Powerlock poles have sharp, strong tungsten/carbide tips for excellent grip on slippy rocks, giving confidence on tricky descents. Komperdell has used their Powerlock 3.0 mechanism to enable you to adjust the pole height in seconds with one hand, with helpful CM markings on the midsection. The handles are made from comfy EVA foam, perfect for men and women and secure to hold in wet conditions. They have padded, adjustable straps which help with the grip. These poles are constructed from carbon and not only light but tough and compact for easy storage.
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