Anatom Walking Poles
Ten reasons to use Anatom trekking poles
- Better propulsion.
- Reduction in impact on lower back, legs, knees, ankles, and feet. A 1999 study in The Journal of Sports Medicine found that using poles can reduce compressive force on the knees by up to 25 percent.
- Poles can be used to deflect minor obstacles such as thorny blackberries and spider webs.
- Poles can help you establish and maintain a consistent rhythm.
- The extra two points of contact significantly increase your traction on slippery surfaces like mud, snow, and loose rock.
- Poles help you maintain balance in difficult terrain such as during river crossings, on tree root-strewn tracks and on slippery wooden bridges.
- Use them as a probe to learn more about streams, puddles and melting snow bridges.
- Defend against attacks from dogs and other wildlife.
- Poles help to alleviate some of the weight you carry.
- Trekking poles can be used for things other than trekking. They save the weight of bringing dedicated tent poles; pitching a shelter with trekking poles can save up to two pounds. Poles can also double as a medical splint.