The handle usually made of EVA, rubber, cork, plastic and other materials. Each material has the following characteristics: EVA.comfortable grip, full and flexible, not affected by seasons, the content has sweat absorption function.rubber: Full grip, winter Hard and easy to crack, without sweat absorption function, easy to slip in summer; Cork: full grip, not affected by seasons, material with sweat absorption function, easy to wear and peel; plastic: weak grip, comfortable to crack in winter, easy to slip in summer, but Low cost, cheap and convenient.
This is an essential part to consider when purchasing a best trekking poles. Because the mutual transmission of trekking poles and the user’s physical strength is mainly through a wristband. You should think about whether it has the following characteristics when selecting a high-quality wristband. It is full and narrow on both sides to prevent hand gripping; the wrist strap adjustment buckle is set at the connection with the trekking pole and does not contact with the hand to avoid pinching. The inside of the wrist strap is suede and anti-friction material, which effectively protects the wrist strap from contact Skin.
The content of the strut is usually aluminum alloy, carbon fibre, titanium alloy, wood, steel, etc. Among them, aluminum alloy and carbon fibre are the most widely used. Several materials have the following characteristics: aluminium alloy: sharp and durable, low price.the weight ratio of carbon fibre and titanium The fusion is massive and easy to destroy; carbon fibre: lightweight, good material elasticity and toughness, high strength ratio, corrosion resistance, and high price; titanium alloy: lightweight, good material elasticity and strength, corrosion resistance, and high cost.
The locking system is the core safety component of a best trekking poles. The failure of the locking system causes 90% of trekking pole problems. Low-priced trekking poles generally use easy-to-deform ordinary plastic parts, while high-end trekking poles use high-rigid engineering plastic (crystal plastic) and are precision-cut. Such as the industry-recognized advanced locking system, Black Diamond / Black Diamond independently developed Flicklock joint locking system, Robinson’s patented SLS second-generation locking system, Wildview / Diewei’s 3LS security locking system, etc.
At the same time, aluminium alloy trekking poles will also be equipped with a suspension system together with the locking system. The suspension system as a spring component can effectively cushion the impact force and reduce the pressure on the knees when going downhill. Still, because the spring absorbs thrust when going uphill, it will consume extra energy when walking for a long time on foot. Besides, spring components with inferior materials are prone to rust, breakage, slippage, etc., which can cause the locking system to buckle or fail. Carbon fibre and titanium alloy trekking poles, because the material itself has good elasticity and toughness, you can achieve a balanced shock absorption effect without the need to set up a suspension system.
5, mud support mud support
Mud support can prevent best trekking poles from sinking into the mud, but there are many thorn bushes in the environment for mountaineering. Mud support will hinder the convenience of movement.
The tip materials are rubber head, iron, carbon tungsten steel, and so on. Carbon tungsten steel is the hardest, the most expensive, and the rubber head is the cheapest, but it is also less able to cope with rugged outdoor terrain, and the wear resistance is not as excellent as the carbon tungsten steelhead. The pattern of the tip of the stick is usually a clear pattern, a diamond pattern, a check pattern, etc. Among them, the diamond pattern has the best slip resistance and penetration.