Rated 5 out of 5 by Ravzender Can't Wait to Use It
Although I haven't used the Rambler Staff just yet, it arrive when LL Bean said it would, and that was during the mad dash of the holidays. The cork grip feels very comfortable in my hand. I was able to figure out how the guard on the bottom goes on, but it would have been nice to have a picture, or a little paragraph about how to attach it. It does take some strength to pull the guard piece over the plastic clips to lock it in place. Looking forward to using the staff when the weather warms up.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by malenkya Great "not a cane"
I bought this one of these for myself last year and use it for walking on uneven terrain when my wonky 70+ hips are acting up. The one I'm reviewing now was a gift for an 82-year-old lady who knows that she needs a little help in winter but can't bring herself to use a cane. (She has a long walk to the bus and the sidewalks can be treacherous in cold weather.) She loves the Trekking Staff. It is comfortable to hold, adjusts to her height and provides good traction and balance. Most important to her: it looks like a piece of sporting equipment, not a medical device. Whatever works! :-)
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by eled Not a Cane!
Using the Rambler Trekking Staff makes me feel that I am not using a cane (woman's vanity) and it is most helpful with its slim design and tip for sandy beaches.
The Rambler Trekking Staff was a birthday gift last year from my daughter, to help the arthritic knees, etc. over uneven terrain.
It became more useful lately as the arthritis progressed and was often 'left behind'; so a second Rambler arrived for this year's birthday - one for each car. Senior Moments still ensued SO I PURCHASED A THIRD RAMBLER: one each for the cars and the third for the house: No excuses now!
Love it and highly recommend this useful Trekking Staff.
July 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by chappyshi Too Short
It is telescoping which I wanted but it is too short for serious walking or hiking for me even at 5' 9". It might be okay going uphill but for downhill stretches forget it. I made a mistake when I purchased this but I will keep it for casual city walking since I have occasional problems with one of my legs.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichOakton A great walking stick/cane
I originally bought this as a cane after I injured my hip.
(I don't know why the product description says "not intended for indoor use" -- probably doesn't meet some bureaucrat's definition of a medical cane.) And the rubber tip has never marred my beige carpet.
It's very light, but very strong and sturdy. I'm a big guy, and I have sometimes put a lot of weight on it, but the length adjustment mechanism has never slipped.
Now that my injury is gone, it's very useful when walking outdoors.
The usual Bean excellent quality. I like it a lot. Highly recommended.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by MerryBow Antarctic tested
This was indispensable on our recent trip to Antarctica. The shore excursions were over rocky and snowy ground--often with a climb through soft snow. The staff provided stability and climbing assistance. My only complaint is that the small guard at the bottom was not secure enough and fell off easily. I lost it on our first shore excursion and hope to replace it. The staff still proved useful.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LabDad Great Trekking Staff/Cane!
I've only used this for two weeks when hiking with our dogs in the snowy fields and forests and love it. I took the rubber tip off since I would be hiking on dirt, frozen ground and ice and the carbide tip has worked perfect. I will have to say as a walking stick, if that's what your looking for, this is not it. It's basically a cane to help steady you as you walk. I'm 5' 11" in height and found as a cane it's a good size. I attempted to extended it to the maximum size/length to use as a walking stick and it isn't quite long enough. It slides inside its self to about half the length which should be perfect for packing in my carryon luggage, putting it diagonal across the bottom of the carryon suitcase.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mycove Trekking Staff
It's lightweight, easy to adjust for height. Hand grip comfortable cork.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by vernalpool walking stick
This walking stick is extremely easy to adjust. With the choice of two different tips, it works well on almost any surface.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WARMinMA4 Lightweight walking stick
I purchased these walking sticks for a hike up Mt Vesuvius in Italy. They are lightweight and the bottom is removeable. I have yet to see how it packs in my suitcase.
September 25, 2013