Montem Trekking Poles Review

The Montem trekking pole is 24 inches in length and can stretch to 53 inches. It is a stable product that has a body made of aluminum and tips that are made of titanium. The straps are made of nylon and provide security to the user while trekking. Each pole weighs 9.6 ounces and they are very light. They can fit the user’s backpack easily.

The grips are made of foam that is durable and will not tear, even after years of use and are comfortable to the hand even on long treks. The retractable body will fit any trekker’s height and will be very useful on soft surfaces. The Montem Trekking Poles can even be used to move blockages along the way because the poles will not bend when hit on hard surfaces. They are well-made and will not be scratched.

 Montem Trekking Poles Set 

Features

  • Length is 24 inches and can be extended to 53 inches
  • Weighs 9.6 ounces each
  • Made of aluminum and tungsten
  • Easy retraction for height adjustment
  • Have nylon straps for users’ security
  • Grips made of foam
  • Easy to pack
  • Has one year limited warranty

This product is safe to use and will not bring instability when used in treks. The poles will bring a better and more enjoyable trekking experience.

Advantages

In very rugged terrain, the poles are reliable and can support trekkers of large size and weight. The poles are sturdy and will not bend when pressure is applied. The aluminum and tungsten composition makes the poles stable and at the same time lightweight. These poles will not create an additional burden in the backpack while trekking for long hours.

The product is reliable for long walks and is very reliable when going uphill and downhill. Slippery surfaces can be handled with much ease and will make the user safe from falling or losing balance while hiking.

The poles’ retractable length makes it easy for the user to adjust during the hike. If the user is tall, it will be easy to adjust the poles to match the user’s height. The poles can also be shortened to adjust when going uphill.

Going down the trail is manageable because the poles can be easily extended while walking. There will be no need to stop to readjust which saves time when reaching the peak. The poles can be used to move tree branches, tall grass or rocks. The poles are sturdy and will not bend at impact.

The product is easy to store and is very light at 9.6 ounces. They will not occupy too much space in the bag and will not add weight to the backpack. The poles are easy to carry on long hikes and will not cause the arms to strain while carrying the poles on the road.

The tips of the poles add to the secure and non-slip feature. Users will have a more secure support because the grips hold well on rough or slippery surfaces. The baskets are detachable but will keep the poles from sinking in mud or snow.

The grips of the poles are easy to grasp especially because they are made of foam and not cork. Eventually, the grip will follow the user’s grip and will be more comfortable to use over time. The grips are also comfortable to use with both hands and can be easily interchanged.

One pole can be given to another user if needed. The firm hold on the poles is useful when going downhill and reaching is done more securely. The grip is safe to the skin and will not cause blisters or rashes.

This product is good to use for any kind of weather. Crossing rivers will not be a problem as they will not rust if submerged in water. The poles are also efficient in walking through deep snow. In hot days, the poles will not tarnish if left out in the sun.

The nylon straps hold well to the wrist and will not wear out from the user’s sweat or when submerged in rain or snow. They will fit even if the user wears gloves or a thick jacket.

The manufacturer guarantees a year of warranty and responds quickly to email queries.

Disadvantages

There are defective poles that do not lock when extended. The result was a user losing balance and a potential accident was in the offing. The screws have to be re-tightened to make the lock secure. If this happens, the product should be sent back for exchange.

The product also makes noise when it is hit on surfaces. This can be annoying during a long trek.

Verdict

The Montem Trekking Poles is reliable and durable. It will not give out or bend during the trek. The poles are sturdy and give stability when walking on uneven surfaces. The rubber tips will provide the needed traction when walking on rough or slippery roads. However, there is always the risk of receiving defective products and if this happens, they should be exchanged immediately.

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BAFX Hiking Poles Review

Hiking poles made by BAFX are made of aluminum and are lightweight. The structure of the poles is sturdy and will not bend even as pressure is applied to support the user’s weight. The poles are 26.5 inches but can extend to 53 inches, while containing shock for a more comfortable trek. The grips are made of a rubber lining and make holding firm.

The BAFX Hiking Poles also have wrist straps to firmly secure the poles to the hands and will not slip off. The tips are supported by rubber and will ensure stability while climbing or going down the trail. The product comes with mud discs that will prevent the pole from sinking in the mud or snow. The poles are ergonomic and can fit in any suitcase or a backpack.

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Features

  • Have sturdy structure and made of aluminum
  • Poles are 26.5 inches and stretch to 53 inches when extended
  • Tips are covered with rubber
  • Have anti-slip mechanism
  • Tips of poles have springs to absorb shock
  • Comfortable but firm grip
  • Have wrist straps to protect from slipping
  • Come with mud baskets to prevent sinking in mud or snow
  • Has 1-year warranty

These poles can be used in any type of weather and will not rust or corrode. They will provide the user with stable support when going uphill or downhill and even on slippery or soft surfaces.

Advantages

The hiking poles are durable and provide stability to the user while trekking in various types of terrain. The poles are weather resistant and can be used in all types of weather. The poles are made of aluminum and will not bend or break if subjected to extreme cold or heat.

The poles can provide support in the snow or on other soft surfaces like mud because the rubber tips grip any type of surface. For hard surfaces, the poles have an embedded spring that absorbs shock.

The product is designed to prevent the user from losing the poles while walking. The grip of the poles is lined with rubber that absorbs sweat and remains comfortable and stable to hold. The handles have wrist straps that will securely attach the poles to the user.

Hiking will be more manageable because the poles can support the user’s weight. Even heavy trekkers can rely on the product and they will not bend when the user leans on them. The length of the pole can be adjusted as far as 53 inches. The pole can be shortened or stretched easily by a turn locking system.

The poles are easily transported and will not occupy space in a suitcase or backpack. The poles only weigh 12 ounces each and will not create an additional burden to the user.

The product is also durable and can even be used for hiking in cold weather. The poles will not corrode and the coating will not chip if hit against rocks or trees. They can endure long hikes that can exceed more than 25 miles of trekking. The poles will not break even when extreme stress is applied to them.

For tall users, the height of the pole becomes appropriate and can be adjusted to fit the user. The length is long or can be shortened for smaller users.

Because of the product’s stable construction, users with disabilities can use the product for everyday walking. The poles hold well on concrete and the surface tension is adequate to create stability on concrete. The grips on the poles do not slip even as the user’s hand perspires. The wrist strap makes the poles stay within the user’s reach.

The poles are reasonably priced and provide long term support on and off rugged terrain. Aside from the product’s long life, the manufacturer guarantees a warranty for an entire year.

Disadvantages

The wrist straps appear to be too short if the pole is not properly handled or when the user wears thick gloves and a jacket. The rubber tips tend to decrease in friction and thin out over time. The pole that absorbs more stress tends to have a thinner rubber tip. The twistable adjustments tend to lose hold and the pole extends unintentionally.

Verdict

The BAFX Hiking Poles is reliable and durable when used on hard and soft surfaces. The poles will provide support and stability to the user when trekking on difficult terrain, whether going uphill and downhill. The product will not bend and provides shock absorption if used on hard surfaces.

The rubber-coated tips make the product support the user well on uneven surfaces or to gain control on slippery roads. The grip of the pole is firm and will not cause wrist strain even after 25 miles of hiking. The wrist straps are helpful to keep the poles within reach.

The wrist straps can feel short if the user is wearing a jacket. The poles will break if they are used as a cane or a tent spike.

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The Story of the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Walkway’

El Caminito del Rey, which means “The King’s Little Pathway” in English, is a small pathway located in Spain.

Built over a hundred years ago to join two power plants in Malaga, the path stretches across beautiful scenery, inviting many people to walk across it.

This seemingly innocent road, however, has actually led many people to their deaths, and is treacherous to the extent that many now call it “the world’s most dangerous pathway.

Cliff Hanging Route of El Caminito Del Rey Spain

Workers began to build El Caminito in 1901 to connect two hydroelectric plants in Malaga.

When the pathway was completed in 1905, it was constructed of concrete and steel beams but had few safety features like handrails.

Over the years, the pathway became even more dangerous as it deteriorated.

In some places, the concrete had completely collapsed, leaving only metal beams hanging over 330 feet in the air.

Over time, blogs across the world picked up on the poor condition of the walkway.

When several people died in the late 1990s and early 2000s, they gave it the honor of being ‘most dangerous in the world‘ and dared adrenaline junkies to travel to Spain and walk across it.

Most Dangerous Walkway in World El Caminito Cliffs

Hundreds of people took on this dare, and many of them did not survive their trip.

The Spanish government, horrified by the deaths, closed the path in 2011 and began renovating it.

Using modern construction tools and techniques, they refurbished the walkway and installed handrails.

In 2015, the walkway was reopened to the public, now much safer for tourists to traverse.

Bloggers, however, did not realize that the pathway was now nowhere near as dangerous as it had been before.

King's Pathway (english) Spain Dangerous

Many webpages continued to call El Caminito ‘the most dangerous pathway,’ and daredevils continued to travel to Spain to see it.

Luckily, though, now tourists can test their bravery without risking their lives.

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Stay Safe on the Trail with Hiking Poles

Barring a trek up Mount Everest, hiking isn’t typically regarded as the most extreme of sports.

Nevertheless, safety is an important consideration to make, especially if you wander on trails that take you far from civilization and potential rescue.

Hiking poles not only increase your speed and comfort on the trail, but also your safety.

Here’s How Hiking Poles Enhance Your Trek:

Girl Pair of Hiking Poles Grand Canyon

1. Hiking poles act as antennas.

That rock might look stable, but you won’t know until you put your foot on it.

Hiking poles can allow you to test surfaces before transferring your full weight.

Use hiking poles to probe the ground for slippery ice patches, rogue holes and loose rocks.

This is a good way to avoid falling down or twisting an ankle.

2. Hiking poles prevent stress injuries by reducing strain on your feet and knees.

As anyone who’s hiked in steep ranges such as the Alps can tell you, mountain terrain can really wear on your legs.

Repetitive stress injuries are common among long-distance hikers, so it’s important to take preventative measures.

3. Hiking poles keep you alert.

Couple Iceland Trekking Nordic Poles

If you don’t believe this one, try doing an algebra problem after walking for a few hours with a heavy pack.

The discomfort of a heavy pack tires you out and dulls your senses, making you vulnerable to wrong turns or surprising dangerous animals.

Hiking poles will ease the weight of a pack. This will make you more comfortable and therefore more able to be aware of your surroundings.

4. Hiking poles keep you balanced on tricky slopes.

No hiker wants to fall to their death; hiking poles are handy on a steep slope that’s intent on pitching you to the bottom.

Whether ascending or descending, hiking poles will make slopes much safer, allowing you better control over your balance.

Poles allow you to have four points of contact, which can help you negotiate patches of loose rocks and slippery mud.

Couple Hiking Mud Puddle Hiking Poles in Use


While safety is top priority, also consider the other benefits that improve the trail experience. Poles allow you to move faster and cover more ground. If your goal is maximum mileage, poles better be on your equipment list.

The use of poles can also make more difficult terrain accessible to older nature lovers.

You may be over the hill, but with poles, you can get over a mountain.

Buying Trekking Poles

Many poles are listed at $200, but your first set doesn’t need to be that expensive.

You can purchase a perfectly reasonable set for $100 or less.

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Three Trekking Spots in Coorg, India

If you’re planning a trip to India, don’t leave out Coorg. 

Located in the southwestern part of India in the state of Karnataka, Coorg, which is also known as Kodagu, is known for its natural beauty.

Ghats Mountains India

Amongst other activities, trekking in Coorg is extremely popular with visitors.

Here’s a closer look at three places to go hiking and trekking, with your trekking pole, in Coorg, India.

1.  Irupu Falls

At the top of your list for trekking in Coorg should be Irupu falls.

The waterfalls are not only a tourist destination, they are also a sacred site for many Hindus.

During the festival of Shivrati, many pilgrims flock to the area to honor Lord Shiva due to the legend associated with the falls.

During monsoon season, Irupu Falls are at their peak.

Once you reach the falls, you may wish to take the forest trail from the falls to Brahmagiri Peak in the southern part of Coorg.

2.  Abbi Falls

Coorg Abbey Falls

Abbi Falls is another famous waterfall in Coorg that makes for an excellent and exciting trek.

Abbi Falls is located in the Western Ghats mountain range, a range which has the honor of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its biodiversity.

In fact, the Western Ghats mountain range ranks near the top of biodiversity hotspots in the world.

The path to Abbi Falls is a lovely one that winds through coffee and cardamom plantations.

Like Irupu Falls, the best time to visit Abbi Falls is during the monsoon season, when all the extra water makes the falls a very impressive sight.

3.  Nagarhole National Park

Elephants in Nagarhole National Park

When you’re ready to catch a glimpse of wild elephants, bisons and maybe even a tiger, go trekking in Nagarhole National Park.

Although the park isn’t a UNESCO World Heritage Site yet, it is currently under consideration thanks to its location in the foothills of the Western Ghats mountains.

Visiting Nagarhole is easy thanks to the organized safaris that happen twice each day.

Although the park is closed during animal mating season and during heavy monsoons, the rest of the year remains open to visitors.

These are just three of the best spots for trekking in Coorg, but they are certainly not the only places for a good hike.


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What Walking Poles Are and Why They Are Used

You find yourself out on a hike and see someone walking towards you with what appear to be ski poles in their hands.

  • Why in the world would anyone use ski poles when they are clearly not on the slopes of a snow-covered mountain, careening down a steep hill?
  • Has this person lost their mind or is there a reason why they are using these contraptions?

Walking poles are known by many names:

  • walking poles
  • trekking poles
  • hiking staffs
  • Nordic walking poles

All virtually identical to their cousins used on ski slopes with a few notable differences.

Women on Mountain Peak using Trekking Pole

The Shock Absorbing System

Walking poles will typically utilize a shock-absorbing system, which vary by model, but are designed to lessen the shock of impact with the ground on the joints, in the hands, and the arms.

Some utilize rubber pads designed to also grip the terrain more proficiently while others employ metal studs with springs inside of an assembly.

What to Look For in the Best Trekking Pole Grips:

The best walking poles have hand grips that have been engineered to eliminate stress on the user’s joints.

Some of these feature special materials known for their ability to absorb sweat.

Materials typically utilized include:

  • cork
  • foam
  • rubber

Most of these grips will be accompanied by an attached strap that fastens around your forearm and helps keep the pole on your arm if you lose your grip.

However, these grips are ergonomically designed to make this event unlikely.

Pole Add-ons & Accessories:

Several brands of trekking poles offer various gadgets attached to the hand grip.

These can include but are not limited to:

  • a compass,
  • a thermometer, a flashlight, or
  • even a mount for a camera.

What’s the Best Walking Stick Material?

Female Two Walking Poles View over Ocean on Mountain

Trekking poles are fabricated from various materials.

Aluminum and carbon fiber are just two of the possible materials used.

Virtually every manufacturer is concerned with making a lightweight product that is user friendly.

Some trekking poles are sturdier than others depending on their composition. The price differences between products are generally associated with the types of materials used.

They can be as cheap as twenty dollars or as expensive as three hundred dollars.

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A Collapsible Trekking Pole or a Non-Collapsible Trekking Pole, That is the Question

You have options as to whether you would like collapsible poles or non-collapsible poles.

Non-collapsible poles are simply straight poles, and it is highly unlikely that they will collapse when in weight-bearing situations. At most they will bend.

There is the possibility that when you use collapsible poles they will collapse when you do not want them to. However, for those who are space-conscious and would prefer to have a trekking pole that can be easily transported, a collapsible pole may be exactly what you need.

Besides, who wants to run around, or travel the world, with a long hiking pole poking out of their bag. Thus, in our opinion, collapsible poles are the best.

The designs of these collapsible poles vary greatly, and it is up to you to decide what system you prefer. Another benefit of collapsible poles is that their length can be adjusted to suit the terrain.

Why Are Walking Poles Used?

Now that you know a little bit about what walking poles are, it is time to talk about why they are used.

Balance and Stability

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Much in the same way that ski poles help a skier maintain their balance on uneven terrain, trekking poles assist a hiker or walker with maintaining their balance and stability.

Depending on the type of terrain being traversed this can be a critical feature. Of particular significance are situations that call for a downhill descent. Slipping on loose dirt or gravel is common, and a hiking pole can help keep you steady and upright.

According to medical professionals, walking poles force you to engage your upper body in exercise that it would otherwise not participate in if you were simply walking without them.

The use of walking poles turns your walk or hike into an entire body exercise, so that while you are exercising and toning your legs you are also exercising and toning your upper body.

Defense and Protection

Trekking poles can be used as a defensive weapon in times of crisis.

This may sound a bit outlandish, but if you are placed in a situation where you must defend yourself a metal pole might do the trick.

Many people hike alone and without any means of defending themselves.

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Predatory animals tend to stalk and attack people who are alone and avoid those in groups.

However, a metal pole might offer enough discouragement to the animal to keep you out of harm’s way.

Joint Relief

Walking poles help take pressure off of your legs and joints by distributing part of your weight to your upper body.

This weight distribution will help you avoid joint degradation in your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back.

In particularly steep terrain this could become critical for those who suffer from any kind of arthritis.

Even on a day hike, trekking poles can make the difference between an enjoyable mountain trek or an arduous and unpleasant outdoor journey.

Perhaps it is time for you to go out and purchase some walking poles with all of this information in mind. Your body will thank you, and your level of fitness will improve with just one little change.

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