« Empire Paintball BT Chest Protector, Olive, Large/X-Large Yosoo(TM) Double Hammock – Lightweight Indoor and Outdoor Nylon Parachute Hammocks for Camping, Backpacking & Travel. Tree Ropes Included (blue & gray) » 3 thoughts on “BAFX Products® – 2 Pack – Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles – 1 Pair (Black)” 335 of 379 people found the following review helpful Used to hike at Whistler – stood up very well to the advanced conditions!, November 14, 2012 By Michelle R. (Seattle, WA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: BAFX Products® – 2 Pack – Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles – 1 Pair (Sports) I went on a day hike with some friends at Whistler during this fall/autumn season. We took some black-diamond trails, which meant its conditions were much more advanced and challenging. There were many steep and rocky areas to climb up and through. Having the various tips and the anti-shock springs came in handy. For the first part of the hike we were trailing considerably behind a more senior couple that kicked our butts up the mountain. When we finally reached the top, they let us know that they were in their 80’s, and then scolded my friend and I for not using our poles (they noticed they were just tucked into our backpacks – and I’ll mention at this time that they were light and packed-up nicely). After the scolding and seeing with my own eyes how using poles will make such a big difference over the years, I committed to using them for the rest of the hike, and all future hikes! The only negative, which previous reviewers warned about, is that the compass built into the handle of each pole does not seem to work very well. I knew this when buying the poles, and I didn’t think it was a big enough deal to downgrade the rating. It is a nice feature if BAFX Products does decide to provide working compasses, but definitely not a deal breaker. This is a great product, and I recommend it to anyone. In fact, I plan to buy another pair for my 6-foot tall husband. I’m 5-feet tall, and we already tested that it’s fully adjustable to work for both of our heights. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 45 of 49 people found the following review helpful Good for a first-time hiker, December 4, 2014 By Vince Pachiano (USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: BAFX Products® – 2 Pack – Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles – 1 Pair (Misc.) I knew nothing about hiking poles, so I just looked for the #1 Amazon seller and bought these.They work great for me, they especially help going up an incline. You can push with you arms andtake some load off of your legs. As others have said, be extremely careful about pulling the tubes apart when setting up.I knew this, and still ended up separating them, so now you have been warned twice.You tug on them, they don’t move, so you tug a little harder, and BAM, you pull them apart 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 22 of 22 people found the following review helpful Best value for hiking poles!, June 15, 2015 By John Z Wang (Seattle, WA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: BAFX Products® – 2 Pack – Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles – 1 Pair (Misc.) This is a great introductory pair of hiking poles. I used them myself once before snagging a great deal on Black Diamond ultralight hiking poles which I now use (at the cost of losing my ability to change the lengths). That said, these hiking poles still get plenty of use. I have a hiking group that regularly will borrow these poles, and it has been suitable for use by both genders, ranging from heights of 5’2″-6’5″ and 120lbs-200lbs. The ability to adjust the height gives it great customizability, especially for going up/down hills for the perfect amount of support. The anti-shock feature is also a major plus when going downhill. One thing to note during use is that you need to make sure you tighten the locks very tightly. To test it out, you should lean your full weight onto the pole, and it should not slide around. In an emergency this can mean the difference between saving yourself from a spill, and falling down a steep slope. I used to think that hiking poles were silly, but after trying them out and seeing how much further I could hike, how much less soreness I felt the next day and faster I could trek, I now look upon people without poles in disdain, and a bit of pity. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.