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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Voyager Pole Pair

Leki
Voyager Pole Pair

£39.13 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Trail Pole Pair

Black Diamond
Trail Pole Pair

£61.46 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Alpine FLZ

Black Diamond
Alpine FLZ

£97.90 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Cressida Antishock Pair

Leki
Cressida Antishock Pair

£95.72 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Plume 2-115

Guidetti
Plume 2-115

£105.36 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Arc-110

Guidetti
Arc-110

£105.36 (inc Vat)
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£114.14 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Terre de Trek Carbon Bamboo Compact Guidetti
Terre de Trek Carbon Bamboo Compact

£105.36 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Running Running-Poles Plume 2-115 Guidetti
Plume 2-115

Pair of poles is ultralight and ultra-thin, yet remarkably sturdy and supportive, allowing trail runners to perfom better and be easily carried in hand or on pack.

£105.36 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Running Running-Poles Arc-110 Guidetti
Arc-110

One piece running poles that are for running. The retractable shoulder strap allows you to carry them comfortably on the back when not needed.

£100.97 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles B-Light Carbon Gripper Guidetti
B-Light Carbon Gripper

Lightweight 3 section trekking pole pair made from Ultra Tech Carbon making it ideal for all walkers who need a lightweight but comfortable and reliable pole with a grip down the shaft from the handle.

£97.90 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Alpine FLZ Black Diamond
Alpine FLZ

A strong pair of trekking poles that fold up allowing perfect length everytime they are set up.

£96.58 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Trail Pro Shock Pole Pair Black Diamond
Trail Pro Shock Pole Pair

The Trail Pro Shock is our anti-shock pole pair from Black Diamond. It has 2 flicklock adjustments which are quick and glove-friendly. An extremely comfortable handle with extended foam grip down the shaft that...

£96.58 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Women's Distance FLZ Black Diamond
Women's Distance FLZ

Walking Or Trekking Pole, an easily adjustable, supportive and adaptive pole. Constructed with FlickLock technology.

£96.58 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles R-Light Carbon Compact Guidetti
R-Light Carbon Compact

A lightweight trekking pole pair made from four sections of Ultra Tech Carbon thats ideal for walkers who like to store their poles inside a daypack, that travel a lot or like steep uphills.

£96.58 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Distance FLZ Black Diamond
Distance FLZ

£95.72 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Cressida Antishock Pair Leki
Cressida Antishock Pair

A lightweight, durable Women's Walking, Trekking, Hiking Pole. Perfect for smaller hands with antishock damping and ultralight, high-strength aluminium shafts. An absolute all-rounder.

£78.31 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Albula Lite Pole Pair Leki
Albula Lite Pole Pair

From Leki's Ultralite Pole series with speedlock adjustment. Approx 253g per pole.

£78.31 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Footwear Trekking-Poles Corklite AS Pole Pair Leki
Corklite AS Pole Pair

Trekking or walking Poles with Speedlock Design. Super light and length adjustment.

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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