« Maddog® Padded Chest Protector, Tactical Half Glove, & Neck Protector Combo Package – Black – Small / Medium SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: Supply Chain Integration and Performance Measurement Issues in Brewery Industry of Ethiopia » 3 thoughts on “BAFX Products® – 2 Pack – Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles – 1 Pair (Silver)” 318 of 362 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 29 of 33 people found the following review helpful Good for a first-time hiker, December 4, 2014 By Vince Pachiano “The Dude” (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 157 of 196 people found the following review helpful Good value, Sturdy Poles, May 28, 2012 By Ray – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: BAFX Products® – 2 Pack – Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles – 1 Pair (Sports) I purchased these poles for the occasional treks I like to take near my house in the hills. They aren’t the biggest of hills but can get pretty steep and rocky in parts. These have been of great help and have allowed me to go places I wouldn’t normally trek to. My hikes are only and hour or two long and have only used these on about 5 hikes or so but so far they have held up well with no visible permanent bending and they still collapse well for storage. So far a great value and have recommended them to some of my friends. PS – There is also a small compass on the tops of each of these but they seem to not work very well at all! Do not buy these for the compass feature 😉 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) 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.