Anaconda's trekking poles and walking poles are sure to come in handy for your next adventurous hike. Explore our range of hiking poles online or in-store.
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GET THE MOST FROM YOUR WALKING POLES WITH THIS GUIDE FROM ANACONDA!
Camper and hikers get more from their rough terrain backpacking journey when assisted by the right equipment and apparel. When researching hiking tent, sleeping bag, hiking shoes, mountaineering gear and tent accessories, make sure to have a look at some of the best walking poles and trekking poles on the market. Anaconda hiking poles are from prestigious manufacturers such as Black Diamond, with features that can include cork handles, rubber pole tips, anti-shock technology and strong carbon materials. Trekking poles assist in similar ways to walking sticks, allowing the user to maintain balance and traction while trekking or mountaineering.
DO YOU HAVE TO BREAK IN WALKING POLES?
You can use walking poles immediately, although it's worth practicing with your walking poles before heading off for an extended hike. As with all camping and hiking gear, walking poles and trekking poles are an individual consideration, with special features to match. Hikers who have never used walking poles, hiking poles or trekking poles should get used to them first, so start using the walking poles for small distances and gradually work your way up. Appropriate walking poles will help you and your hiking partner carry the load that can include tents, daypacks, sleeping bags, hiking packs, hydration packs, water bottles, hammocks, sleeping mats, tarps, cookware, multi tools and more. You will also need to factor in hiking boots and other apparel.
HOW DO I USE A WALKING POLE?
When you use a walking pole, it is your aim to walk at a steady but relatively relaxed pace. Hikers, trekking and mountaineering can be dangerous, and it's important to ensure personal safety. High quality Black Diamond trekking poles such as Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles are state-of-the-art equipment designed for all-weather performance. Check out the best lightweight carbon trekking poles at Anaconda, and get ready for serious hiking action.
When using walking poles for the first time, plant your Trail Pro Shock, Alpine Carbon Cork, Black Diamond Trail, Distance Carbon Z or other trekking pole slightly ahead of your step. Assist your stride by planting the left or right pole in sequence with each step. When paired with appropriate hiking boots, hiking shoes, backpacks or daypacks, your hiking poles will give you the extra spring in your step required to meet hiking deadlines.
WHY SHOULD I USE WALKING POLES INSTEAD OF WALKING WITHOUT?
Walking poles have a lot of benefits for comfort, health and safety.
Walking and hiking poles take some of the load off your back, hips and knees. They are also invaluable for first aid assistance in case of accident or injury. Experienced hikers and mountaineers rely on trusted outdoor equipment and accessories while in alpine and outback regions, and quality trekking poles should be near the top of the list. Walking is the ideal exercise as we age, but overcoming injuries can be slow, so make sure to invest in quality trekking poles, hiking poles or walking poles, and stride ahead with confidence.
Anaconda outdoor gear is designed to keep you safe, including hiking poles made from lightweight cork, trekking poles with wrist straps, walking poles with rubber tips and more. Explore Anaconda camping, hiking and trekking options online, or in-store for first-hand experience. Our online purchasing experience includes a streamlined shopping cart and checkout experience, delivery tracking and our lowest available price guarantee. We offer weekly specials, club deals and gift cards, so start making your wishlist now.
INCREASING YOUR WALKING SPEED
Studies have also shown that walking poles can effectively increase your walking speed. Walking sticks provide leverage up hills and balance on the way down for safer mountaineering, particularly carbon walking poles with anti-shock protection. Backpacking and hiking isn't a race (usually), and for additional safety in Australia it is advised to wear gaiters, hiking boots, a sun hat and lightweight trekking apparel. Consider carrying a GPS system, beacon locator or other communication devices to remain in touch with the outside world, and always use name brand hydration packs and water bottles.
A HELPING HAND
Do you often find yourself losing stamina and power when you walk up a hill? If so, a good set of Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ Walking Poles will keep you going while others fall by the wayside. Studies have shown that trekking poles, walking poles or hiking poles can increase your stamina and your power when walking up a hill, but also provide your arms and shoulders with a good workout too. There is good reason for hill people to carry sticks and shepherds carry crooks, and your backpacking or hiking adventure will be less physically taxing when using your favourite trekking poles from Anaconda.
Hikers who often find themselves on uneven hiking trails might find a set of walking poles particularly useful. Walking poles can provide hikers with more stability on uneven ground and provide them with added balance.
Experienced hikers already know that an incorrect posture during hikes could lead to lower back pain, neck pain, and similar complaints. With walking poles, hikers can maintain the correct posture easier, subsequently avoid common aches and pains caused by incorrect movements.
IMPROVING YOUR ENDURANCE
If you are training to walk longer distances, walking poles could become your new best friend too. Walking poles can add to your overall endurance and reduce fatigue. In turn, they keep you walking for longer and enable you to get the most out of your walking workout.
INCREASED CALORIE BURN
Anyone who is thinking of picking up walking to burn some extra kilograms could certainly benefit from a pair of walking poles too. Studies have shown that walking with walking poles increases the number of calories you burn during your hike - this because you do not only work the legs, but also the arms, shoulders, and neck.
Believe it or not, walking poles could help you to build more arm, shoulder, and neck muscle. When you walk longer distances with the poles, your body must create more muscle to provide the required strength to complete your trip. Therefore, walking poles can be a solution for your muscle building goals.
WHICH WALKING POLES CAN I OBTAIN AT ANACONDA?
There are countless walking poles you can consider at Anaconda, since we offer an entire collection! We have suitable walking poles for beginners as well as experienced hikers, so we are sure you will find the perfect set in our range.
Do you have a question about the walking poles at Anaconda? Or could you use some help choosing the right ones? Get in touch with our team today for some assistance!