Extra contact with the earth from walking poles adds greater stability and
weight distribution when embarking on physical activity.
High Trek pairs timeless Nordic design from Finland with South Pacific insight
from Domex to deliver walking poles that exceed expectations for all budgets
Providing 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 assist with strengthening
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 helps you get into a
rhythm when walking, increasing your average speed. An added bonus is that a
pair of poles can be used to support an emergency bivvy sheet if required.
Walking poles can assist a hiker in increasing average speed by supporting a
rhythm with hands and feet working in cohesion. With each swing, arms are
pushed back on the ground, propelling forward with every step. This is
particularly helpful in maintaining momentum moving uphill.
Engage upper body muscles while walking and increase overall fitness. Using a
pair of poles when hiking or tramping strengthens your biceps, pectorals, and
The use of a pair of walking poles can reduce stress and injury on the joints
by transferring weight, and alleviating pressure on the ankles, knees, and
hips. Twin poles can increase stability and balance, better serving your
Providing stability and support at a welcome price point. Our four entry-level
poles offer Ski and T-grip handles, with a range of key features to please
those new to pole walking. Look for the
The mid-range poles are made of lightweight but durable 7075 aircraftgrade
aluminium. Available in Twist Lock and Cam Lock models with EVA or cork grip
handles and adjustable wrist straps. Look for the
Space-saving and travel-friendly, designed to withstand even the harshest
environments using aircraftgrade aluminium. Packs down to a compact 35cm size.
Can extend up to 135cm for taller users. Look for
Roam (tall) models.
Our lightest model weighs just 190g, made up of 60% carbon fibre and 40%
fibreglass. An elevated walking pole balancing low carry weight with high
strength and excellent shock absorption. Look for the
Made from 100% carbon fibre, upgrade every step. The minimal weight does not
compromise strength. Offering excellent shock absorption properties, the
extended EVA ski-grip absorbs sweat and minimises blisters. Look for the