Available in a variety of colours, the Switch Sticks have a definite fun feel; yet they are extremely functional too and come at a very competitive price. They are quite long in pack-down size for a four-section pole, but they do extend to 132cm, so will appeal to taller walkers. They’re not bad weight-wise, and they stood up well to a few knocks and bumps. They are also comfortable in the hand, courtesy of a well-contoured rubber-covered grips and soft, padded straps. Excellent value for money.
Materials: Aluminium shaft; neoprene wrist strap
Min/max walking length: 58cm/132cm
Weight (pair): 590g
Contact: 08451 114 114; www.switchsticks.com