A simple set of rigid poles that do what they say on the tin. They are lightweight and extend to a good length for most taller walkers, but still pack down to a decent length. The twist locking system works better than some with no slipping under heavy pressure. The grips are great, using a rubber compound that helps create a kind of sticky feel to keep your hands in place, with some cut-outs to further improve the feel. They do have a narrower profile than others, however, and will suit those with smaller hands. The straps keep the minimal feel going with a simple webbing design without any padding, but if you get the strap length right, this isn’t a problem. Excellent amount of adjustment, too.
Material: Aluminium alloy
Weight (pair): 484g
Packed/max walking length: 67cm/140cm
Contact: 0191 284 8444; www.allcord.co.uk