These Kohla Evo Ultralite poles are very light at 430g, with lots of good features, including a plastic grip to undo/tighten the bottom section easily. The straps look good, but aren’t all that comfortable and aren’t left or right-specific, either. There’s no anti-shock – but many walkers prefer this – though the poles could have been a little longer.
Verdict: A good all-round pole with no gimmicks that does everything pretty well. One for your shortlist if you don’t want, or need, anti-shock.
Length: 65-130cm (three sections)
Handle: EVA foam/soft buckle-less strap
Pole: 7075 aluminium, tungsten carbide tip
Contact: 015395 60214, www.bramwell-int.com