A decent enough pair of poles that give solid performance for not a huge amount of money. They have an anti-shock system that adds a bounce on the hardest ground, but it’s a little softer than some of the other anti-shocks and bit noisier too. Cork grips offer a nice feel in the hand, with good traction in the wet and a lack of sweatiness. The 140cm fully extended length makes them suitable for taller walkers. They may not be the most technically proficient pole but are decent enough for the walking beginner.
Material: Aluminium alloy
Weight (pair): 596g
Length (packed/usable): 70/140cm
Contact: 0844 8110535; www.vango.co.uk
*Published in Country Walking magazine, March 2012