I've always hiked without poles, but for Nepal my guide recommends to take poles.
In the past, I mainly would have liked them for river crossings (e.g. GR-20). I finally decided not to take trekking poles. I did not regret that decision.
- Handles: You hold the trekking poles several hours a day, for several days in a row. They better feel good. Kork seems to be a popular choice.
- Material: Super bad review for carbon fiber / Aluminium
- Type: Z-Type, FlickLock
- Snow Baskets
First brand name I've heard was Black Diamond. Within Bittel Sport (local sport shop), I found a lot of Leki.
|Black Diamond Trail Pro||74||489 g (Aluminium)||FlickLock||63 - 140 cm|
|Leki Corklite||76||499g (Aluminium HTS)||Speed Lock 2||67-135 cm|
|Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork||76||510g (Aluminium)|