Trekking Poles: For a Safer and Easier Trek in the Mountains
If you’ve never thought about using hiking poles before, then maybe it’s time you did? Hiking poles - also known as trekking poles or walking sticks in NZ - can make that hike easier, safer and much more enjoyable.
Our hiking poles might look simply but they can achieve wonderful things. For example, they can greatly minimize the chance of injuries and back pain by improving your posture as you walk. As you’ll know only too well, hiking uphill causes you to lean forward, which increases the amount of strain on your back. But if you were to use hiking sticks in NZ during that ascent, you’ll be able to stand straighter and reduce the impact on your back muscles.
Trekking Poles: How are they beneficial?
Hiking poles can also lessen damage to your joints, especially your knees. Poles can help your body engage different muscle groups which will take a major strain off your legs, thereby taking stress off your knees and reducing fatigue at the same time.
For a challenging hike on an alpine trail or a daily walk around hilly city streets, it’s time to start thinking about trekking poles. Check out our range below or contact us at Dwights Outdoors and we’ll help you choose the perfect pole.