- Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles
Quality Gear Quality gear and useful on the trail. I'd always thought trekking poles were a might dorky and just something to get in the way. As I've gotten older, I'd like to think I've gotten wiser, but this isn't what caused me to change my mind regarding the poles. It's more a case of body parts starting to show some wear and tear. I do fine on level ground and climbing, but my knees are starting to talk to me on the descents. It has taken little practice for me to start using the poles rather naturally to take some of the stress off the knees as I go downhill. Must admit the poles also provide a boost on the level and when climbing. Work the poles hard and the upper body gets a great workout along with the legs. The quality of the poles are first class and they look like they'll last a good, long time. They adjust quickly and easily. After reading reviews, I questioned whether the shock mechanism and related weight was a good idea. So glad I opted for the shock function. Really cushions the impact here in the rocky desert and if anyone thinks it makes the poles too heavy, they really need to spend some time in the gym.