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Anatom Explorer Trekking Poles

Guide price: £33

Last updated on 21st Apr 2015

Tags: walking poles

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Anatom Explorer Trekking Poles

The Explorer Trekking Poles are the first walking poles from Scottish based footwear specialists Anatom It is made from aircraft grade aluminium to offer you an extremely strong yet lightweight three section walking pole that offers support and stability over rough terrains The EVA foam handle offers fantastic cushioning and comfort for your hand and features an adjustable strap while the quick lock system has two quick and easy to operate lever-type locks so that you can swiftly and simply adjust the height of your pole to suit you the terrain and the gradient The Explorer Trekking Poles come as a pack of two and each has a strong carbide tip at the end with a removable pavement tip and an optional basket meaning that you will be ready and raring to go whatever the ground Trekking poles are an essential tool for hiking and mountaineering Here are ten reasons to use trekking poles 1 Better propulsion 2 Reduction in impact on lower back legs knees ankles and feet A 1999 study in The Journal of Sports Medicine found that using poles can reduce compressive force on the knees by up to 25 percent 3 Poles can be used to deflect minor obstacles such as thorny blackberries and spider webs 4 Poles can help you establish and maintain a consistent rhythm 5 The extra two points of contact significantly increase your traction on slippery surfaces like mud snow and loose rock 6 Poles help you maintain balance in difficult terrain such as during river crossings on tree root-strewn tracks and on slippery wooden bridges 7 Use them as a probe to learn more about streams puddles and melting snow bridges 8 Defend against attacks from dogs and other wildlife 9 Poles help to alleviate some of the weight you carry 10 Trekking poles can be used for things other than trekking They save the weight of bringing dedicated tent poles pitching a shelter with trekking poles can save up to two pounds Poles can also double as a medical splint

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