Trekking, sometimes referred to as hiking, is an outdoor activity that can take you to the highest mountain or around the local park. Adventure seekers who climb the world’s tallest mountains, casual day hikers who follow a well-defined relatively flat path and active people looking for added support after surgery all benefit from the added balance and stability of trekking poles. Using trekking poles helps distribute weight evenly and absorbs added shock to your knees and back when traveling different terrain.
Trekking poles can be made with a bunch of different attributes but the main parts of the trekking pole are, for the most part, the same. They are, starting from top to bottom:
- Wrist Strap
- Locking Mechanism