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Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:10PM
Yesterday I finally picked up 2 new trekking poles. My old single pole had started to lose it’s locking mechanism so it slowly got shorter as I leaned on it. Amusing but not very useful! A trip to the Brecon Beacons in Feb this year convinced me that 2 poles is a necessity rather than a luxury, especially on steep hillsides. Plus my back injury from October last year has made going downhill uncomfortable, something double trekking poles will help alleviate.
The poles are made by Lexi. Made of titanium they are crazy light compared to my old one. Like my previous pole they have anti-shock.
They have a really nice handle which works well with how I tend to (mis)hold trekking poles with my thumbs on top. Took one out today on the morning dog walk around our local woods but it wasn’t really a proper test. First impressions are that the lightness is incredible. Waving these things around is like holding a pencil, not a great long pole. Can’t wait to try them out in earnest.