Rated 2 out of 5 by mkrekeler Lacks Shock Absorbers
Thes poles are the first trekking poles I've ever bought/used. I purchased them because I really wasn't sure I'd like using poles. Well, I love using poles but I've learned some things in the short time I've had these.
First, you want poles with shock absorbers which these do not. They are okay if you use on the trails but when you attach rubber tips (which have to be bought separately) and use on concrete..whew...it's pretty hard on your arms and hands.
Secondly, they have to be twisted to tighten. There has been two occasions when they have loosened. So my next poles will have clasps.
The poles came with no instructions at all. I attached the baskets and lost both of them on my first hike. I realized now that they have to twist to go on. (Had to buy a second set from LL Bean).
I've thought about returning or exchanging the poles, but I think I'll hold on to them and read up more on other trekking poles and brands before making my next purchase decision.
But they did what I wanted and made me fall in love with trekking the trails with poles
November 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by redturf Just What I Wanted
These Hikelite Hiking Poles make my walking easier and safer as I go up and down hill and over crabapples and chipmunk holes on my property. Very lightweight and hold well the length you set them to. Comfortable to the hands -- nice finger grip on front to keep your hand from sliding. Have never purchased anything from LL Bean that was not good quality.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaineWalker7 One Size Fits All
Used these poles today. I used one and my "shorter" friend used the other. We were on a moderate hike and had to cross some water crossing from rock to rock. The poles helped us keep our balance as we made our way across the stream. They also worked great when we were making a steeper ascent or descent. It is important to make sure the poles are checked to make sure they are tight enough often when hiking.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHUCK555 EASY TO USE
THESE ARE MY FIRST HIKING POLES EVER (GETTING A BIT OLDER NOW) MY WIFE HAS BEEN USING LEKI POLES FOR YEARS. THESE HIKELITE POLES ARE VERY USER FRIENDLY - THEY ADJUST EASILY AND LOCK INTO PLACE FIRMLY. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sarahsmilesalot2 Fantastic help for anyone!
My 15 year old son brought one pole on his first Outward Bound experience. This made the difference between a whine-y hiker and one who could manage a 50 lb pack up a mountain.
His mother (me) uses the other pole to assist long dog walking expeditions!
We both recommend these poles for young and old!
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fsshopper hikelite hiking poles
So glad I got these poles! Very light weight. Really helped me go faster and smoother up the Long Trail in Vermont.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by whatif Hikelite
Great bang for the buck. Lightweight and easy to adjust.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Octave Hiking
I received these poles three weeks ago and used them twice daily. They are light, easy to adjust and perform well. I am using them to help with a medical condition and it works better for me than the physiotherapy I was following.
I would recommend them to anyone wishing to get back walking and who want to benefit from the extra exercise.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JDWS Good value hiking poles
Easy to adjust. Seem sturdy and are easy to use. I just had a hip replacement and my doctor suggested getting hiking poles for walking every day as part of rehab. Work well for me.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by backpacker007 Excellent Product
I could not ask for any thing more. Lightweight, and durable. The height adjustment mechanism grips firmly and will not slip if you snug it up properly. I have used these for about 30 miles of backpacking and strongly recommend them.
December 14, 2012