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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Alpine FLZ

Black Diamond
Alpine FLZ

£115.70 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Cressida Antishock Pair

Leki
Cressida Antishock Pair

£100.08 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Distance Carbon FLZ

Black Diamond
Distance Carbon FLZ

£131.70 (inc Vat)
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£145.55 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Micro Vario Carbon Leki
Micro Vario Carbon

Lightweight foldable carbon pole with 20cm adjustment, Aergon grip and Thermo Long handle. 40cm packdown size. 480g for the pair.

£131.70 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Running Running-Poles Distance Carbon FLZ Black Diamond
Distance Carbon FLZ

Black Diamonds' Distance Carbon FLZ is one of the lightest folding poles on the market ideal for trail runners and trekkers. 20cm length adjustment. 140cm long model is 385g and has pack down length of 40cm

£115.70 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Alpine FLZ Black Diamond
Alpine FLZ

A strong pair of aluminium foldable Z poles with 20cm length adjustment complete with small baskets and large snow ones, and cork handle. 140cm version: 612g, 42cm pack down length.

£106.80 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Trail Pro Shock Pole Pair Black Diamond
Trail Pro Shock Pole Pair

Anti-shock pole pair with 2 flicklock length adjustments. The anti-shock spring has a progressively stiff action; this means it can absorb light strikes but doesn't bottom out with harder forces.

£105.36 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Running Running-Poles Women's Distance FLZ Black Diamond
Women's Distance FLZ

Women's model of a light folding pole ideal for trail runners and trekkers. 20cm length adjustment. 125cm long model is 455g as a pair and has pack down length of 37cm making it ideal for stowing in walking pac...

£100.08 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Cressida Antishock Pair Leki
Cressida Antishock Pair

A Women's telescopic walking pole. Perfect for smaller hands with antishock damping and ultralight, high-strength aluminium shafts. Comfortable cork handle. 448g for a pair. Usable length 90-125cm. Pack down si...

£100.08 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Sherpa Lite XTG Pole Pair Leki
Sherpa Lite XTG Pole Pair

Ultralite series pole with Speedlock adjustment, Aergon grip and Thermo Long handle

£91.37 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Cressida Pair Leki
Cressida Pair

A lightweight women's telescopic walking pole. Perfect for smaller hands and ultralight, high-strength aluminium shafts. Comfortable cork handle. 440g for a pair. Usable length 90-125cm. Pack down size 64cm.

£89.90 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Trail Pro Trek Pair Black Diamond
Trail Pro Trek Pair

Extended grip pole with 1 flick lock length adjustment and 1 fixed length lower section for quick deployment. 530g per pair. Usable length 105-140cm. Collaped length 65cm.

£84.55 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Expedition 3 Pole Pair Black Diamond
Expedition 3 Pole Pair

A rugged, durable trekking pole that comes as a pair and uses FlickLock adjustment mechanism, extended foam grip and a huge range of flexibility.

£74.95 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Khumbu Lite AS Leki
Khumbu Lite AS

Ultralite series pole with Speedlock adjustment, Antishock system and Aergon grip. 100-135cm usable length with a collapse down to 68cm. 506g per pair.

£71.92 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Women's Trail Trek Pole Pair Black Diamond
Women's Trail Trek Pole Pair

Iconic women's Black Diamond pole with 2 flick lock length adjustment and extended grip. 480g per pair. Usable length 62-125cm.

Trekking poles have been around in various forms for a good while now. They have been used largely in the Alps and on expeditions, but in recent years they have started becoming a regular sight in Britain. Various promotions of Munro bagging by Cameron McNeish seems to have brought the trekking pole from a position of ridicule ("you've forgotten your skis mate!") into the mainstream of hill walking gear, for all levels of walking, for people of all ages. They are now firmly established as a useful piece of kit to have on the hill. It's because they work!

We can think of an almost endless number of obscure reasons why carrying poles is a good idea (Chris once managed to stretcher an injured Labrador off a mountain with a set!). However here are 6 reasons why carrying a set of poles will make your walking more enjoyable.
 
  1. Reduce impact on joints in ankles, knees and hips when descending. We’ve heard there can be a reduction of up to 30%! That is a huge amount and could really make the difference between pain and no pain after a walk.
  2. Helps on level and uphill ground too. As you are putting a significant amount of weight through your arms, you are reducing the strain on your legs helping you walk further.
  3. Full body workout. When you use poles you tend to work your upper body much more. This is great for general mobility, muscle tone and strength and is a real benefit of poles if walking is your main form of exercise.
  4. Stability. When walking on uneven terrain or descending steep slopes, poles can be a useful aid in keeping you upright! They can also be very useful when crossing streams and small rivers where you may not be able to see the terrain clearly.
  5. Improved posture. Walking with poles tends to promote a more upright posture. Good posture (i.e. neutral spine alignment) is important as it will not only reduce the chances of back pain but also improve breathing and therefore respiration (transfer of oxygen to the bloodstream). This can subsequently lead to improved performance as muscles receive more oxygen.
  6. Muscle balance. Not strictly a benefit of using poles, but an advantage of using two poles instead of just one. Using two poles means that muscles on both sides of the body are doing an equal amount of work. This will reduce chances of injury and ensure good posture.

The pole should be held so that the lower arm is horizontal, so that when going downhill the pole will be longer and when ascending it will be shorter. The pole comes into its own on descents where it transforms a jarring descent into the equivalent of walking on flat ground for your knees.

Leki are undisputed leaders in trekking pole production. Not only do they have a great range of products but the excellent construction of the parts means that failure is less common. Also, the availability of spares for Leki poles both here and on the continent is probably greater than any other manufacturer.

More lately, climbing and skiing industry leaders Black Diamond have ventured into walking poles. They've brought their efficient design and bombproof construction philosophy with them, and come up with some nifty innovations, including a quick, no fuss locking mechanism (standard on our range of Black Diamond poles), and a flick-lock section for easy expansion.

Leki and Black Diamond produce a wide range of poles that include models that are designed with many different requirements in mind. Our range picks the best featured poles, and includes basic poles as well as some extremely clever light weight packable solutions.

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