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Walking with poles brings many benefits - not just the added stability.
Using the correct technique gets the upper body muscles active, turning a walk into full body excercise. This in turn helps propel you forward more effeciently, meaning you'll travel faster with no increase in effort from your legs.
Scroll down to get a free copy of our 'Australian Bushwalker's Guide to Walking Poles' and learn the how to get the most from walking with poles.
|Models:||Locking type:||Adjustable:||Stowage:||Length in use:||Packed length:||Weight per pole:|
|TL105 / TL115 / TL125 / TLA130||Tension lock||TL: no, TLA: yes||Folding||From 105 cm to 130 cm depending on model||From 33 cm to 37 cm||From 152 grams to 180 grams|
|FL120 / FL135||Friction (twist) lock||Yes||Telescopic||75 cm – 120 cm / 81 cm – 135 cm||53 cm / 59 cm||145 grams / 188 grams|
LB & LBB Series
|LB135 / LBB135||Lever & button lock||Yes||Telescopic||90 cm – 135 cm||61 cm / 54 cm||232 grams / 238 grams|
|DL145||Double lever lock||Yes||Telescopic||64 cm – 145 cm||64 cm||240 grams|
|GL145 / GL145SA||Groove lock||Yes||Telescopic||110 cm – 145 cm||65 cm||216 grams / 231 grams|
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What should you look for when buying a pair of poles? Here are a few pointers on the technical aspects of pole selection.
Smaller diameter poles are lighter and well suited to general bushwalking. When carrying a heavy pack or tackling arduous conditions a larger diameter pole will be more resistant to flexing under load.
All of our walking poles collapse for stowage and transport. There are a number of ways in which the sections of a pole are secured together when expanded for use.
Poles with a tension lock system use a single locking button to keep the folding pole sections together. An internal elastic cord maintains constant tension on the pole sections while the button is in the locked position. Depressing the lock button releases tension and the sections come apart for stowage. Tension lock poles have the shortest compacted length in our range.
Friction locks operate via a screw or twist action. The sections of the pole telescope – one sliding into the other. Twisting in one direction will loosen the pole so you can adjust length. Twist in the other direction to lock the pole in place. As this lock type relies on friction, over-tightening by applying extra force will not improve the holding power of the lock.
Lever locks apply clamping force to the pole section to hold them in position. Pole sections are telescopic and freely slide to the desired length when the lever is released. How the lever is positioned is an important consideration. Helinox poles use vertically operating levers that are less likely to get caught and accidentally disengage in thick scrub. Helinox lever locks can be adjusted for tension and feature a unique lever 'rest zone' to help prolong service life.
Using a combination of a lever and multiple button locks, Helinox LB & LBB poles are a revolution in ease of use. A single movement of the lever loosens and locks the pole sections. The lower sections slide into place using locking buttons. Once the lever is opened the lower sections freely slide back into the compacted position without needing to depress the buttons.
In a quantum leap forward in walking pole technology, Helinox combined locking grooves with a friction/twist lock mechanism to produce a walking pole with immense load carrying capacity. The friction lock internally 'mates' with the locking grooves. This produces a light, yet heavy duty pole ideally suited to arduous conditions.
The ideal walking pole length is based on your height. If you are older or nursing an injury, a shorter length may be better – up to 5 cm less. If you're very fit or competing, a pole up to 5 cm longer could be considered.
Pole length is given as the total overall length from tip to top of handle.
|Height||Pole Length||Height||Pole Length|
|120 cm / 3'11"||80 cm||170 cm / 5'7"||115 cm|
|125 cm / 4'1"||85 cm||175 cm / 5'9"||120 cm|
|130 cm / 4'3"||90 cm||180 cm / 5'11"||120 cm|
|135 cm / 4'5"||90 cm||185 cm / 6'1"||125 cm|
|140 cm / 4'7"||95 cm||190 cm / 6'3"||130 cm|
|145 cm / 4'9"||100 cm||195 cm / 6'5"||130 cm|
|150 cm / 4'11"||100 cm||200 cm / 6'7"||135 cm|
|155 cm / 5'1"||105 cm||205 cm / 6'9"||140 cm|
|160 cm / 5'3"||110 cm||210 cm / 6'11"||140 cm|
|165 cm / 5'5"||110 cm||215 cm / 7'1"||145 cm|