Designed in Finland, High Trek has a comprehensive range of quality walking poles at a great price. The range encompasses 6061 and 7075 aerospace-grade aluminium models as well as a carbon fibre model and a folding pole.
As walking poles provide an extra point of contact with the ground, people using walking poles are less likely to slip or fall. A walking pole also helps to distribute some of the weight from your legs to your arms, making heavy loads easier to carry, as well as improving balance. Walking poles will also help you to strengthen upper body muscles like biceps and triceps, while reducing stress on joints like the ankles, knees and hips.
Many people purchase a single pole, which means they miss out on the huge advantage of using a pair of walking poles. Using a pair of poles means you effectively have a third leg when tramping, reducing fatigue. This is particularly beneficial when descending a steep slope as the pressure on the knees will be reduced by around 25%! A pair of poles also helps you get into a rhythm when walking, increasing your speed. An added bonus is that a pair of poles can be used to support an emergency bivvy sheet if required.
The range includes 2 entry level-poles made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminium in both a ski-Grip (Wanderer) and T-Grip (Expedition). These poles include an anti-shock system that provides stability and support as well as assisting with easing stress on joints and the lower back.
The mid-range poles are made of lightweight but durable 7075 aircraft-grade aluminium (higher tensile strength than the 6061 poles) in both a Twist-lock (Explorer) and Cam-lock (Adventurer). The Cam-lock pole consist of 3 telescopic sections that lock solidly and securely into place quickly with the cam-lock adjustment system, particularly useful if the user has arthritis or if the pole is wet.
The Altitude pole is High Trek’s top-of-the-line carbon walking pole, made of 60% carbon fibre and 40% fibreglass. The carbon fibre helps keep the weight as minimal as possible without compromising on strength. It also helps absorb the vibrations and shock when walking, and the cam-lock system offers a no-fuss solution to adjusting the pole. It features a comfortable EVA ski-grip.
Our first compact fold-up pole (Nomad) is extremely travel-friendly, packing down to just 35 cm. Made of high-tensile 7075 aircraft-grade aluminium, it features a comfortable EVA ski-grip.