It can be a real bummer to break trekking poles halfway through your trip! Choose TrailBuddyaluminum trekking poles because they're strong and lightweight. They’re several ounces lighter than the aluminum used on cheaper models, giving you less fatigue. But you're also going to bear down hard on your poles if you use them to brace a fall, so you need them to be sturdy. Here, the special blend of aluminum wins over the more brittle carbon fiber. You can hammer it and generally beat it around without worrying it'll break.
Secure your footing on creek crossings, wobbly ground, steep loose terrain. You're going to rely on your poles time and again, especially if you have balance issues or are susceptible to tripping!
Support extra weight. Keep the weight of your pack from sending you tumbling down steep terrain.
Save your knees! Lean on your poles especially on long downhill stretches. Take the pressure and pain off your legs and knees.
Excellent walking aid. If you're recovering from injury but still love to hike, aluminum poles provide the support you can count on.