Trekking poles, we know they can help whether uphill or down. We also know they’re often designed by Captain Complex; heavy, bulky and slow to set, or light and beyond flimsy. All this of course means many of us leave the things in the shop or at home.
These Trail Blaze poles from Mountain King may just change your mind. Super light(115-135g), fixed length(110-130cm), anodised alloy body, tungsten carbide tips, folding to about a quarter their open length(pic 1) and quick to rig they’ve got me using poles again.