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Walking Sticks

Hiking poles are designed to take the strain off the hiker. By using a walking pole, the load is no longer carried by the legs alone, but also by the arms. This means you don't tire as quickly and back pain is less likely. They also provide support on steep ascents and descents. Hiking poles are usually available in two different materials: aluminium and carbon. Both materials have their advantages.


Aluminium is one of the most commonly used materials for hiking pol
It is light, robust and affordable. Aluminium poles are a popular choice for hikers as they offer a good balance between weight, durability and cost.

Carbon fibre:

Carbon fibre is known for its lightness and strength. Hiking poles made of carbon fibre are particularly light yet robust. Thanks to their low weight, they save energy on long hikes and are less of a burden if they have to be carried in a rucksack. However, they are generally more expensive than aluminium poles.

The choice of material depends on your personal preferences, including your budget, the type of hiking you plan to do and your desired balance between weight, durability and cost. It's also important to consider the stability and resilience of the poles to ensure they meet your requirements. In addition, factors such as pole wall thickness, locking system, shock absorption and length also play an important role in your choice.
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