EarthTrek Gear Foldable Trekking Pole. Compact. . . Collapsible . . . Easy to carry. Folds down to 12". Stashes easily in luggage, backpacks, and carry-ons for outdoor and air travel. Includes many top benefits of standard hiking poles, including carbide tip with rubber tip protector, comfort rubber handle with built in wrist strap. Has 5 one inch height adjustments. Great for International travel too.
About the pole:
Made of lightweight aluminum alloy shaft. Rubber handle with comfortable grip. Carbide steel tip with removable protector. Quality rubber grommet inserts in each section for additional strength. Adjustable wrist strap. Water-resistant pvc storage bag included. Bonus snow/mud basket included. Complete folding, collapsible hiking staff stick. Standard straight removable rubber pole tip. Easy to pack with luggage or packs. Handsome, black color.
How to measure for height: You should measure for your height requirements before purchasing. The grip height for the shortest person starts at 45" and the tallest grip starts at 48". You can measure up from the ground and see where your grip would be. Most poles have a 4" grip handle. One inch for each finger to rest. For example: if you adjust the pole for the tallest position, your grip would start at 48" and end at 52", measured from the ground. For the shortest position, the grip would start at 45" and end at about 49". There are (5) one inch height adjustments for the pole. In other words, each adjustment raises or lowers your pole length one inch. The pole is shipped with the setting on the shortest adjustment. This pole is Not recommended for shorter persons.
(Please see our new shorter version pole for women and those who need a shorter hiking pole. Available in our "Hike and trail gear" category).
Recommended accessory: Shock absorption Pole Tip foot:Made of long lasting durable rubber which helps reduce slippage on surfaces. Improves shock resistance on hard surfaces. Ideal for use while walking on smooth, rocky and hard and sandy terrain. Makes hiking low impact on your body and more comfortable. See below.
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