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
Rated 4 out of 5 by jhawk01 Good Walking Pole
This is a great product for navigating sidewalks and small trails. The pole is lightweight and has a comfortable handle.
I returned this item as it was too short for me (6'3"). The product description does mention that it may not be suitable for tall people. I missed that sentence when ordering.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by matthews Good quality
This was made well but was too big to fit in my husband's
carry on. The previous one that I had bought from LL Bean did fit but he lost it. I wound up giving this to his 89 year old uncle.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by smita Lightweight and extremely useful.
Our daughter bought it as a Christmas gift for my husband, primarily for his daily walks. He loves it. It's just the right length for him, and it is extremely lightweight. It would make a great gift for anyone at this price.
June 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dino Walking companion
Light and functional. Comfortable handle and gives a hiker some stability on uneven ground.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marienkaefer just right if you only need one
I had been looking in local stores for a single hiking pole - no luck.
I was happy to find it at L.L. Bean and it arrived before our hiking vacation in Oregon. I need a single pole to support my left knee when walking up/or downhill and also for steps. I like to have one hand free.To my pleasant surprise it was also made in Austria, it is retractable and fit diagonally into my checked suitcase.
May 21, 2013