Good value, budget-end anti-shock poles that perform well on the hill. They have a superb length range from 65cm pack-down to a massive 141cm fully extended and also have some nice features including a comfy cork handles and a small section of grippy foam that extends down the shaft. The anti-shock turns on and off a little too easily and the straps aren’t as well padded as some, but as the cheapest anti-shock poles on test, these are fairly minor complaints. Good entry-level poles.
Materials: Alloy shaft; cork grip; neoprene/webbing straps
Min/max walking length: 65cm/141cm
Weight (pair): 600g
Contact: 0844 8110535; www.vango.co.uk